U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily stopped a lower court decision that would have allowed gay marriages in Kansas.
Justice Sotomayor issued a one-page preliminary injunction Monday per the request of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, but she also directed the American Civil Liberties Union to respond to the stay.
"IT IS ORDERED that the preliminary injunction entered by the United State District Court for the District of Kansas on November 4, 2014, is hereby stayed pending receipt of a response, due on or before Tuesday, November 11, 2014, by 5 p.m. ET, and further order of the undersigned or of the Court," read the stay. more >>
Michelle Duggar, mother of new bride Jill, who is expecting her first child with husband Derick Dillard, has opened up on Monday to brag about her daughter's marriage.
"It's just so sweet to watch these guys and girls that are really in love," Michelle wrote on the family blog about Jill and Derick. "Love is in the air and it's good for all of us to be around that, even if the little siblings have to go, 'Oh no, they're kissing again, oh my!'"
Jill and Derick waited until they exchanged vows to share their first kiss and did not even hold hands until they were engaged. It was a personal choice for the couple, who firmly believed in firm abstinence from physical intimacy until they were truly committed to one another. Now they are expecting their first son together. more >>
Sheree Fletcher, the mother of Will Smith's first son, is reportedly divorcing NFL player-turned minister Terrell Fletcher.
While Fletcher stars in the reality television series "Hollywood Exes," she does so as the wife of Pastor Terrell Fletcher. However, TMZ is reporting that she has filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences after seven years of marriage.
Although it is unclear what those differences were, fans witnessed the couple disagreeing about Sheree stepping down from the director of the women's ministry in her husband's church, the City of Hope International Church in San Diego, Calif. While Sheree has yet to officially confirm or deny divorce reports, she did take to Twitter to thank people for their prayers after the news surfaced. more >>
The goals of the LGBT movement are not malleable. They are absolute and aggressive. The bakers, wedding photographers, florists and others throughout the country who have declined to provide services for same-sex weddings, knowing that such provision constitutes tacit endorsement, have become targets of often the vilest of attacks, not to mention legal action and media scorn.
To disagree with the full mainstreaming of homosexuality is to be a social pariah in popular culture, education and even professional life. For even mentioning their support of marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman, sportscasters, restaurateurs, business leaders and other public figures have lost jobs and been forced from their positions. This is a form of fascism.
When a panel of judges from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals pulled the nation back from the brink this week, they provided a rare glimpse of common sense in the debate over ending marriage. The majority opinion asks us to:
Imagine a society without marriage. It does not take long to envision problems that might result from an absence of rules about how to handle the natural effects of male-female intercourse: children. May men and women follow their procreative urges wherever they take them? Who is responsible for the children that result? How many mates may an individual have? How does one decide which set of mates is responsible for which set of children? That we rarely think about these questions nowadays shows only how far we have come and how relatively stable our society is, not that States have no explanation for creating such rules in the first place.
We don't have to look far to "imagine" that dystopia. International activist Masha Gessen has given us a stark vision of what such a society without marriage means. Here, thanks to National Review Online's Ian Tuttle, is the true goal of the marriage-enders. Gessen told a panel in Australia what she and her fellow radicals seek: more >>
There is no such thing as the Easter Bunny.
If there arose a global movement that loudly and proudly demanded "bunny equality," and a dozen or more activist federal judges suddenly declared the Eastern Bunny to be real, and thousands of rabid rabbit wannabees pranced in pink bunny suit parades, all the while pretending to be, even believing themselves to be, Easter Bunnies, and liberal legislators passed "anti-discrimination" laws presuming to force everyone else to join in on the delusion (severely punishing those who refused), there'd still be no Easter Bunny.
There is no such thing as "same-sex marriage." more >>