Courts in Arizona and California have delivered rulings in two separate divorce cases, legally recognizing transgender marriages, including that of the world's "first pregnant man."
The Arizona Court of Appeals has allowed "Pregnant Man" Thomas Beatie, who was born female, to dissolve his Hawaiian marriage with another woman, while the California Superior Court has ruled that the marriage of Jake Miller, also known as Buck Angel, with Elayne Angel is valid.
A lower court had refused to dissolve the marriage of Beatie, who later got his birth certificate amended under Hawaiian law, with Nancy J. Beatie due to Arizona's ban on such unions. more >>
Jessa Duggar is officially engaged to boyfriend Ben Seewald; the couple has been together for 11 months and followed strict guidelines throughout their courtship.
Duggar and Seewald began courting 11 months ago and decided not to hold hands until they were actually engaged. They also decided to save their first kiss until their wedding day, as is Duggar family tradition. Older sister Jill recently married her boyfriend, and the couple also followed the conservative rules of courtship.
"We are so blessed to be engaged! God has written an amazing story through our courtship, and another chapter has just begun! We are thrilled to see what the future holds – especially the wedding bells!" the couple said in a statement. more >>
Vicky Beeching, 35, one of the biggest names in Christian music in the U.S. and the U.K. revealed Wednesday that she is a lesbian and proclaimed "I feel certain God loves me just the way I am."
"It's taken all my courage, and all these years, for me to finally do this interview," she noted in a post on her Facebook page that includes a link to an interview published in The Independent Wednesday.
"I am gay," Beeching revealed in the interview that has sparked and international discussion online. more >>
Actress Lauren Bacall died on Tuesday, but before her death, she spoke about her Jewish upbringing and marriage to Humphrey Bogart, a Christian.
Bacall was born to a Jewish family but changed her name in order to fit into the Hollywood culture. It was a decision that she did not regret; other than that, she made no effort to hide her roots. She wrote her autobiography By Myself, in which she said she "felt totally Jewish and always would."
Part two is the best way to launch this commentary. It is a definite response to those who appealed for help after my recent article, I'm Ashamed to Admit I Have a Problem With Masturbation.
One person expressed it this way: "I appeal for part 2. This area is epidemic-especially among men. Please don't leave us hanging. We need more info and real solutions!"
So that's exactly what we will do. Let's lay out a strategy for success. more >>
A judge has ruled that Tennessee's constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of same-sex marriage is legal, breaking a streak of judicial losses for the traditional marriage side.
Circuit Court Judge Russell E. Simmons Jr. ruled last week against the claim that the state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.