September 5, 2012

Gay Marriage is the Democratic Party Platform

The upcoming presidential convention will see a platform by the Democratic Party to discuss gay marriage. This platform will be about supporting marriage equality. The Democratic National Committee hesitated earlier in the year around March to move on a same-sex marriage platform plank as recently as this March, but this mood shifted after President Barack Obama came out in favor of marriage equality. See: Full Article The federal government of the United States does not […]
August 20, 2012

Fake Drowning by Long Island Man being Investigated

Evana Roth is the wife of Raymond Roth. She recently held a press conference stating that as she was planning her husband’s funeral she discovered that he had not actually died from drowning at Jones Beach. Her husband was discovered to be alive and well in Florida. She now suspects it was all a scam to collect on money from a life insurance policy. She also now fears for her safety after she revealed emails […]
August 9, 2012

Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage raising eyebrows

The fast food company, Chick-fil-A, stands for Christian values in which its 1,600 restaurants nationwide close on Sundays. However, recently the fast food restaurant took a stance on gay marriage when President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press, “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for […]
August 1, 2012

Federal law banning same-sex marriage taken down by federal court

A recent federal court case is legalizing marriage between two males or two females in seven states and the District of Columbia. At issue in the court was whether federal benefits could be denied in marriages legal under state law for which it was determined that they could not be denied benefits and the appeal of this decision maybe up to the Supreme Court to decide. In federal law, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) […]
August 12, 2011

How Young Is Too Young To Get Married?

The question recently arose in Hollywood when a 16-year-old married a man who is 35 years older than her. "Lost" actor Doug Anthony Hutchison, 51 years old, married Alexis Stodden, who is 16 years old, in Las Vegas in May. According to Las Vegas law, minor applicants who are 16 and 17 years old can obtain a marriage license with: 1. an original or certified copy of their birth certificate, and 2. a parent or legal guardian who will provide his or her consent. Stodden’s mother, Krista Stodden, provided the necessary consent for the marriage.
January 13, 2011

Hugh Hefner to Wed… Third Time a Charm?

Hugh Hefner, the 84-year-old founder of Playboy, is getting married for the third time to 24-year-old Crystal Harris who was the December 2009 playmate of the month.  Hefner posted on his Twitter account that he and Harris spent the night before Christmas watching a movie and then exchanged gifts. Of all the gifts, the engagement ring was the most surprising. To date, Hefner and his previous wife, Kimberley Conrad, were married in 1989 and divorced this […]
December 20, 2010

Avril Lavigne Finalized Divorce

Avril Lavigne, punk-pop singer, 26, and Sum 41 lead singer/guitarist Deryck Whibley finalized their divorce in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 30, 2010.  Lavigne and Whibley became friends in 2002 and began dating in 2004. Whibley proposed to her in June 2005 during a trip to Venice.  The couple married in California in July 2006.  Only three years later, the couple announced their separation.  Lavigne filed for divorce in October, 2009, citing irreconcilable differences.  According […]