Lesbian Couple Sues South Carolina After Being Rejected As Foster Parents

The lawsuit was filed by a coalition of civil rights groups on behalf of married couple Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch, including Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of South Carolina and the South Carolina Equality Coalition. granted a waiver to federally funded groups in South Carolina allowing them to deny applicants based on their faith or sexual orientation. “We work hard to raise our own two girls in a loving and stable home,” Welch, who has two daughters with Rogers, said in a statement Thursday. “Faith is a part of our family life, so it is hurtful and insulting to us that Miracle Hill’s religious view of what a family must look like deprives foster children …

Parents celebrate with ’empty nest’ photo shoot after youngest child moves out

“The funny signs were ALL my mom’s idea & I think that’s what really mad the pictures so funny!” photographer Haley Jones said.  (Haley Marie Photography) “We have a crazy sense of humor and we just thought it would be funny to do something like this,” the photographer added to Fox 35. In the series of silly pictures, the happy couple was all smiles as they proudly held a sign reading “Empty nesters, June 1, 2019” in front of their house. They were also photographed hugging their dogs, Marley and Buck (otherwise known as the “favorite kids”) and giggling alongside an “Expecting zero kids” note as they posed with a trendy, oversized balloon. “Most parents are a little sad when they hit the …

Cryptocurrency Firms Renew Push to Break Free From SEC Rules

Many cryptocurrency startups and investors are unhappy with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s uncertain approach to the sector, saying the agency is killing innovation and driving companies from the US. Now the Canadian social media company Kik—backed by prominent voices in the crypto world—is stepping up its effort to use the courts to force the SEC’s hand. On Tuesday, Kik announced a crowdfunding effort to help it fight the SEC over the company’s 2017 initial coin offering, in which it sold nearly $100 million worth of a token it called kin. The company says it sold a currency that could be used across a network of apps, whether to get paid for taking surveys or to buy new stickers and …

Youre Going To Have A Hard Time Loving Yourself In A Toxic Relationship

Holly Riordan Updated May 30, 2019 By Dmitry Berdnyk One of the reasons why leaving a toxic relationship is so hard is because it destroys your self-esteem. You stop thinking of yourself as a catch and start thinking of yourself as a burden. When you spend months hearing your person criticize you, when they keep saying you’re lucky they put up with you, you start to believe their narrative. You start to look at them as a saint for putting up with your bullshit. You think they’re doing you a favor by dating you. You think you’re lucky you’ve found someone who has stayed with you for such a long time when they could have left at any moment. When …

Snooping Through Your Partners Phone Could Be An Indication Of The Relationship Ending

Nosing through your partner’s smartphone could reflect whether or not your relationship is headed downhill, according to new research presented earlier this year. To find out the motivation behind snooping, the researchers asked more than 100 people to share a time when they either snooped through a close contact’s phone or someone they knew had gone through theirs. Participants in Europe, Canada, and the US were asked in an online survey to describe events leading up to the snooping incident, how it was conducted, and what happened afterward. Of those who gave personal anecdotes, 45 percent said the relationship – friendship, romantic, or otherwise – eventually ended, while 55 percent said they made it through. “In cases where the relationship ended, it was either because the …

Bayer Must Pay $2 Billion To Couple In Roundup Cancer Trial

It was the third consecutive U.S. jury verdict against the company in litigation over the chemical, which Bayer acquired as part of its $63 billion purchase of Monsanto last year. Both other jury verdicts also came in California, one in state court and one in federal court. It awarded $18 million in compensatory and $1 billion in punitive damages to Alva Pilliod, and $37 million in compensatory and $1 billion in punitive damages to his wife, Alberta Pilliod. The jury found Roundup had been defectively designed, that the company failed to warn of the herbicide’s cancer risk and that the company acted negligently. Bayer in a statement said it was disappointed with the verdict and will appeal, adding that both …

Lamar Odom Details Secret Past Relationship With Taraji P. Henson – And Says He Cheated On Her, Too! – Perez Hilton

Lamar Odom‘s new memoir is literally bringing what was once in the dark into the light, including a secret, past relationship with Taraji P. Henson! The 39-year-old said in his new tell-all, Darkness to Light, that he was romantically involved with the Empire star over 10 years ago, prior to his marriage to Khloé Kardashian. According to excerpts from the book, Odom said that when he and the Cookie Lyon portrayer met over a decade a go, sparks immediately began to fly between them. The two “ended up exchanging numbers” and eventually grew closer to each other. “She was just such a wise woman that she could see through whatever smooth act I was trying to put on. She refused …

Lamar Odom Opens Up About Near Fatal Overdose, Claims Nevada Brothel Owner ‘Tried To Kill’ Him – Perez Hilton

Lamar Odom is opening up about some of his worst moments, including from his marriage to Khloé Kardashian and his near fatal overdose. First, let us mention that the former athlete, who is currently on a press tour to promote the memoir, appeared on The View Tuesday, and made some shocking allegations about his time in the Love Ranch brothel! He claimed Dennis Hof, the late owner of the Nevada bordello where he suffered a near fatal overdose in 2015, was trying to kill him. Saying Hof, or someone working for him, poisoned him, Odom shares that he never intentionally took any drugs, not even cocaine, that day. “Dennis Hof, I don’t know what he had against me but I …

Meet the 10-year-old drag kid shaping the future of drag youth

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is open about his marriage to his husband, Chasten ButtigiegImage: joe raedle/Getty Images Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg isn’t in the mood to back down.  The Indiana mayor has endured multiple homophobic attacks in recent weeks. But in an interview with columnist Jonathan Capehart at New York City’s 92nd Street Y Wednesday night, Buttigieg didn’t minimize his relationship with his husband, Chasten Buttigieg. “What would you say to the Franklin Grahams of the world, the Mike Pences of the world, who have an issue with the LGBTQ community?” Capehart asked Buttigieg. “I guess I would say that we all have a lot to repent for,” Buttigieg said. “I have a lot to repent for when it comes to …

Campground Manager Fired For Pulling Gun On Black Couple Having Picnic

Jessica Richardson, 26, and her husband, Franklin Richardson, 28, say they had been looking for a place to enjoy the vistas of Oktibbeha County Lake in eastern Mississippi with their dog over Memorial Day weekend. told local CBS affiliate WCBI. That’s when Jessica pulled out her cellphone and recorded a video of the exchange that went viral after she “This lady literally just pulled a gun because we out here and didn’t have reservations for a lake that we didn’t even know we had to have reservation for,” Jessica said in the video. Click below to watch the video. “We didn’t know, ma’am,” Franklin can be heard saying. “Well, I’m just telling you you need to leave because it’s under …

Problematic YouTube Stars Who Are Even Worse Than James Charles Betches

In the last few weeks, YouTube drama has been in the news like never before. You might not have known about James Charles or Tati before, but now you probably have a deep understanding of their feud and who betrayed whom and which receipts might have been fake. Okay, maybe “deep understanding” is an overstatement, but we’ve talked through the drama. But if you’re new to the world of YouTube personalities, there’s a lifetime of drama for you to catch up on. It would be literally impossible to explain all the dynamics of the various YouTube communities, but there are obviously a handful of people who rise to the top and dominate. And what do you know, the majority of …

I’m A Stripper, And I’m Tired Of Hearing These Misconceptions About My Job Betches

The first time I ever set foot in a strip club, I was in awe. I mean, the club was sh*t and the drinks were overpriced, but the strippers were A-MAZ-ING. I pulled a T-pain and fell in love with all of them. Of course, being a fan of strippers isn’t groundbreaking. Most people are pretty pumped about a topless woman showing off her athletic abilities. However, most people have a lot of inaccurate ideas about strippers. The way strippers are portrayed in media and the ways in which we talk about them in casual conversation are usually based on false stereotypes. Wow, humans wildly misrepresenting an entire group of people based on assumptions and a desire to belittle that …

Cara Delevingne & Ashley Benson Spotted Carrying SEX BENCH Into House! – Perez Hilton

Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson aren’t afraid to get naughty! On Tuesday, the rumored couple were The kinky piece of furniture — designed for a person to lay on all fours — can hold up to 400 lbs. of weight. Earlier in the day, the supermodel and the Pretty Little Liars alum were seen shopping at Target. It was just in August 2018 that the British babe was spotted kissing the thespian at London’s Heathrow Airport. A source told Us Weekly in October: “Ashley and Cara are dating… This is the first girl [Ashley has] ever dated… This relationship with Cara is the first time she’s been in a healthy relationship and she feels as if it’s really easy with her.” In December 2018, …

Fintech and cleantech an odd couple or a perfect marriage?

The Valley’s rocky history with cleantech investing has been well-documented. Startups focused on non-emitting-generation resources were once lauded as the next big cash cow, but the sector’s hype quickly got away from reality. Complex underlying science, severe capital intensity, slow-moving customers and high-cost business models outside the comfort zones of typical venture capital ultimately caused a swath of venture-backed companies and investors in the cleantech boom to fall flat. Yet, decarbonization and sustainability are issues that only seem to grow more dire and more galvanizing for founders and investors by the day, and more company builders are searching for new ways to promote environmental resilience. While funding for cleantech startups can be hard to find nowadays, over time we’ve seen …

Khlo K Just Shut Down Rumors That She Hooked Up With Scott Disick

Chris Weeks/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Are Khloe Kardashian & Scott Disick More Than Friends? Khloe Shut Down Rumors By Tayi Sanusi a day ago The close friendship Khloé Kardashian shares with Kourtney Kardashian’s ex Scott Disick is common knowledge amongst fans of . Seriously, these two are as thick as thieves and it’s very cute to witness their BFF antics. Unfortunately, the bond between them has led some fans to wonder — are Khloé Kardashian and Scott Disick more than friends? Well, the seemingly obvious answer is absolutely not. Just because they’re close doesn’t mean there’s a secret romance brewing. And yet, that’s exactly what some have implied. Pot-stirrers everywhere swooped into the comments of Khloé’s birthday post for Disick …

Trump brushes off North Korea’s launch of ‘some small weapons’

President says recent missile tests bother some people, but not him, and praises regime for calling Joe Biden a fool of low IQ Donald Trump has dismissed concerns about North Koreas recent missile tests, calling them small weapons, a day after his national security adviser said there was no doubt the launches violated UN security council resolutions. The US president UN resolutions prohibited the launch of any ballistic missiles and urged Kim Jong-un to return to denuclearisation talks. Despite scant progress from two summits with the North Korean leader, Trump has made much of his personal relationship with Kim, saying last year that he Nobodys happy about it. US officials had previously expressed optimism that Trump would meet Kim for …