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Divorce ceremonies increase in Japan in wake of disaster

TOKYO (Reuters) – Ceremonies to celebrate divorces have gained momentum in Japan after the massive March earthquake and tsunami, followed by an ongoing nuclear crisis, caused unhappy couples to reassess their lives. The ceremony to mark a couple’s transition to being single again costs 55,000 yen ($690), includes a buffet…

Texas tries to block same-sex divorce in appeals court challenge

Texas has banned gay marriage and its conservative attorney general is trying to make sure that same-sex couples who tied the knot in other jurisdictions cannot get divorced in the Lone Star state. An appeals court is currently considering whether the Massachusetts marriage of two Dallas men can be ended…