Sanctity of Marriage
The Kardashian Curse
After just 72 days, socialite Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from her NBA-star hubby, Kris Humphreys. In a televised spectacle, second only to the royal wedding, the pair said “I do” and earned around $18 million from royalty rights and fees. Just 72 days later, even with Humphreys and Kardashian spending most of their time apart due to conflicting work and social schedules, she filed for divorce. Still no outrage from religious conservatives has called for a constitutional amendment to ban Hollywood marriages.
Businesses Challenge DOMA
As the House considers a bill repealing the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act and federal courts are considering the constitutionality of the law, more than 70 major U.S. employers announced their support for the repeal. Google, Starbucks, Microsoft, the cities of New York and Boston and other corporations have all filed a brief with the case challenging DOMA indicating their support for its repeal. DOMA prohibits the federal government from recognizing gay marriage which can lead to major complications for companies with employees where same-sex marriage is legal.
Husband secretly fed wife steroids to make her fatter
A 41-year-old London man admitted to grinding up metabolic steroids and feeding them to his wife to make her gain weight so she would stay home and cook for him. Dalwara Singh told an England court he would grind up the steroids and slip them into his wife’s wine and food when she wasn’t looking. It wasn’t until the couple’s daughter discovered the drugs that Jaspreet Singh Gill knew she was being drugged. Prior to finding out, she had massive growths of hair on her back and face as a result of the drugs.