A group of same-sex couples in Florida have filed a lawsuit against the state's marriage amendment, which was passed by voters back in 2008.
Six couples filed suit Tuesday, with the legal aid of the Equality Florida Institute, arguing that the Florida Marriage Protection Amendment is unconstitutional.
Restrictions on abortion access in France may loosen should the nation's legislature pass a recently introduced bill.
The French parliament began a debate Monday evening over a bill that if enacted will remove the requirement that a woman seeking an abortion must prove she is in serious distress.
Some things cannot be taught when it comes to taking on the role of a pastor's wife, says Christine Hoover, a Virginia church planter's wife. Nevertheless, she admits it would have been nice to know what she knows now since serving alongside her husband at the outset of their more than 10 years of ministry together.
"No one prepares you for the first time someone asks you a question you don't have a clue how to answer, the first time someone shares a deeply shocking experience they've had and you must respond, the first time someone criticizes your husband, or the first time you are treated differently because you're the pastor's wife. You step in blindly and find your way," writes Hoover in her blog.
The wife of Kyle Hoover, pastor of Charlottesville Community Church, now embraces the lessons she has learned along the way. However, when she was two years into her marriage and months into ministry with Kyle, she broke down after realizing ministry life was going to be difficult. more >>
WASHINGTON – Women who have more sexual partners are more likely to get an abortion, according to research presented at an event held at the Family Research Council (FRC) on Wednesday.
In a report published this month by the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) and presented at the FRC, the authors argued that the sexual revolution fuels the abortion industry.
"The Mask You Live In," a new documentary that will be released this year, explores the many difficulties boys are having in American society today. One scholar, though, is concerned that its critique of masculinity will go too far.
"We've constructed an idea of masculinity in the United States that doesn't give young boys a way to feel secure in their masculinity, so we make them go prove it all the time," Dr. Michael Kimmel, a sociologist and educator, says in the trailer, which has nearly 1.5 million views at press time.
The film is made by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who made "Miss Representation," which looked at how the media represents, or misrepresents, women. In a July interview with The Huffington Post, Newsom explains that it was during the making of that film, while she was pregnant with her son, that she began thinking about the difficulties that boys face. more >>
John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, announced late Tuesday that Erick Munoz, the Texas husband whose pregnant wife is being kept on life support as their baby continues to grow and develop, is suing to remove life-sustaining measures.
In the lawsuit filed in the 17th District Court in Tarrant County, Munoz is asking for a judge to rule that JPS hospital must abide by Marlise Munoz's wishes by taking her off the ventilator and any other life-sustaining devices that are keeping her body going to support the life of their pre-born baby, which is now at 21 weeks gestation.
The lawsuit also asks that the hospital be stopped from performing any surgeries on Marlise's body, referring to the cesarean section that would be done to deliver her baby. The lawsuit claims that because JPS refuses to remove her from life-sustaining devices, medical staff is thus "mutilating, disturbing and damaging Marlise's deceased body." The suit also cites that JPS is violating Marlise's 14th Amendment rights to privacy and equal protection. more >>