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Dear Ms. Davis:
As you occupy your jail cell, contemplating your next move, let's set the record straight: you are a public official, paid by taxpayers and therefore your personal religious beliefs are completely irrelevant and insignificant as relating to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. America's Founding Fathers took great pains to ensure that America would be governed under the rule of law, not by the authority of God.
You have no inalienable rights here under the United...
By Kathryn Doyle
(Reuters Health) - Devices like tablets, smartphones and laptops can reflect ultraviolet light from the sun and may indirectly increase users' exposure to the cancer-causing wavelengths, according to a new study.
"These devices are generally used for communication or entertainment, so it can be easy to overlook their reflective properties unless you happen to catch the glare off a screen," said Mary E. Logue of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, who coauthored the...
Taylor Swift, image courtesy of elitedaily.com
If you're a fan of Taylor Swift or not, there's a chance you've scrolled past her new video on Facebook for "Wildest Dreams". Gorgeously shot, each frame is full of glamour, wildlife, and Swift looking more like Lana Del Rey than ever, but there's something off. The video premiered to tremendous backlash after it's debut on the red carpet during the MTV VMAs, with critics accusing Swift of racism and romanticizing white colonialism. While some...
It was an emotional scene in Morehead, Kentucky on Friday morning, when James Yates and William Smith Jr. became the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license from the Rowan County Courthouse.
Yates and Smith entered the courthouse, which was swarming with reporters and photographers, shortly after 8 a.m. to apply for the license, The Washington Post reports. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed Thursday after she refused to follow the orders of U.S. District Judge David Bunning and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, had previously rejected Yates and Smith's request five times, according to the Post.
The pair, who have been together since 2006, finally obtained their marriage license from Davis's deputy Brian Mason at about 8:15 a.m. Dodging an onslaught of media and same-sex marriage supporters, they quickly made their way out of the courthouse and shared a teary embrace with Yates's parents, The Los Angeles Times reports.
Meanwhile, Bunning said Davis would remain in jail at least a week, The Chicago Tribune reports. He had offered to release Davis if she promised not to interfere with her colleagues issuing licenses, but the clerk, who is reportedly a Apostolic Christian and attends church three times a week, refused, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Yates told The Louisville Courier-Journal that he and Smith didn't expect to be the first in line on Friday. Neither of...
Everywhere. Whether single, divorced, or committed but unwed, almost half of childbearing moms in the United States don't have rings on their fingers.
Yet, we still encourage dreams of flashy rings, white weddings, and happily-ever-afters, yet the family dynamic has changed for almost half of us. Still, unmarried women find themselves ostracized, mocked and stereotyped. From having a "baby daddy," to an "unstable home," the words chucked at unwed mothers are...
We'd like you to take a moment to stop staring at Rihanna's hot new Dior ads to gaze upon the French fashion house's latest big name model: Johnny Depp. The "Black Mass" actor has been tapped to front Dior's cologne Sauvage -- the first men's fragrance added to their collection of scents in over ten years.
And although this isn't the first time Depp has tried his hand at modeling, it is his first collaboration with Dior. And his stunning good looks and high fashion appeal...
By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF
(Photos: Romulo Yanes)
With Labor Day right around the corner, grilling season is inching closer to an end. And if you've had a few hiccups this summer, you're not alone--there are some easy-to-make common mistakes that can leave you with disappointments like soggy veggies or dried-out meat.
To help you avoid these grilling fails during your final summer days,...
Sept 4 (Reuters) - A high school English teacher who claimed she was fired for making derogatory comments about her students on her blog cannot sue her Pennsylvania school district for violating her free speech rights, a divided federal appeals court ruled on Friday.
By a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said the Central Bucks School District's interest in educating its students outweighed the First Amendment rights of Natalie Munroe, the fired teacher.
The most interesting conversations aren't about news, or politics, or sports: they are about emotions. Advertisers have known that for decades and use it to sell more product.
No one buys a Rolex because they need one, they buy it because it makes them feel significant.
Do the same! Stop making people think and start...
Just the other day I went round to my boyfriends house. I see him on average five times a week and we have sex on average three times a week. We've been going out for a year and I absolutely adore him and this is the first relationship I've had where I'm not the distancer... I actually sometimes feel uncomfortable that I dote so much but can't help it.
Anyway sex is great and I know I have a ridiculous sex drive... I physically don't understand when people say they're...
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump insulted a lot of Mexicans when he accused the country of sending the U.S. all if its rapists, criminals and drug dealers during his presidential announcement. So it’s really not all that surprising that in the wake of his outrageous remarks, anti-Trump-themed novelty items have been selling like hotcakes. First there were piñatas made in Trump’s likeness. Then Trump-themed butt plugs. Now Mexican mobile game developer ...
Prior to working at the Crystal City BID, Ms. Fox served as Executive...