"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans is finally able to divorce her husband Courtland Rogers and move on with her life. Evans and Rogers had a rocky relationship to say the least and separated but due to the law, they could not file for divorce until one year of separation.
Evans and Rogers were arrested for heroin possession and use last year and ordered to stay away from one another. That was fairly easy, given that Evans was able to be released on bond but Rogers never came up with the money and instead stayed in prison. Evans made it known that she wanted to divorce Rogers as quickly as possible, but due to North Carolina law, you have to be legally separated for one year before you can file for divorce.
Jill Duggar and her beau, Derick Dillard, along with sister Jessa Duggar and her beau, Ben Seewald have explained the differences between courting and dating in a new video for TLC. The girls and their boyfriends, along with parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, all practiced the ritual of courtship instead of traditional dating and have worked to share their view of courtship to others.
"As far as our kids dating, we believe a lot of times if you're alone with the person, it can create desires that can kind of get stirred up, and you don't have any accountability, and [that] can kind of lead to some hanky panky," Jim Bob said in the video.
"The main difference between courting and dating is setting boundaries for yourself so that you don't cross over those," Jill, who recently revealed that she is courting Derick Dillard, explained. more >>
Brendan Eich, the new CEO of Mozilla, which is behind the Firefox web browser, is speaking out amid criticism that he made a donation in 2008 to California's amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. Eich said he keeps his personal beliefs and work separate.
Saying he has kept his beliefs out of Mozilla "all these 15 years we've been going," Eich told the Guardian on Tuesday that the principle that he has operated by and that is also formalized in the company's code of conduct "is it's really about keeping anything that's not central to our mission out of our office."
Following Eich's appointment last week, groups on both sides of the gay marriage debate have called for a boycott of Mozilla, based in Silicon Valley, Calif. The dating website OKCupid and some Mozilla employees have asked the software company to remove Eich over his donation to Proposition 8. Meanwhile, conservatives, including Robert P. George, a professor at Princeton University and chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, have refused to use the company's Firefox web browser, citing the tech corporation's criticism of those who support traditional marriage. more >>
Sir Elton John has said that he will marry his partner, filmmaker David Furnish, following the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in the U.K.
"We'll do it very quietly," John told TODAY's Matt Lauer. "But we will do it and it will be a joyous occasion and we will have our children," he added, referring to their young children, Zachary and Elijah.
Same-sex marriage became legal in the U.K. on Saturday. The musician said he is "very proud" of the laws he and Furnish have seen come to pass. The two have been together for over two decades, and entered into a civil partnership in 2005. more >>
Katherine Webb announced her engagement to A.J. McCarron along with a photo of her brand-new diamond ring via Twitter on Friday, March 28.
"WE'RE ENGAGEDDD!!!!," the former Miss Alabama 2012 posted to the social media site.
Furthermore, Webb informed her more than 3K Twitter followers that her fiancé custom designed the room. more >>
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday that the federal government will recognize the 300 same-sex marriages performed in Michigan following the recent ruling that struck down the state ban on gay marriage. The announcement comes shortly after state Gov. Rick Snyder said the same-sex nuptials would not be recognized at a state level.
Holder said in a statement posted on the Department of Justice website that he will be recognizing the marriages performed last weekend in the state, adding that these married same-sex couples will be eligible for federal benefits.
The move follows a similar decision made in January, when the Obama administration said it would recognize same-sex marriages performed in Utah from Dec. 20 to Jan. 6, before a stay was granted in a court ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban. more >>