Monthly Archives: January 2015

  • Meet the LGBT Americans who oppose gay marriage

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    Washington Post 27 January 2015 If you thought everyone in the LGBT community wanted gay marriage, you would be wrong. It’s much more nuanced than that. A new chart from Pew, based on 2013 data,...

  • Seven-year itch still alive and well, stats say

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    Stuff co.nz 26 January 2015 Despite fundamental law changes and altered expectations, the modern marriage is still subject to a honeymoon phase and the seven-year itch. Just like today, in 1963, most couples lasted through...

  • ‘Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?’

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    UK News 22 January 2015 Debate in the same-sex marriage referendum has stepped up a few notches this week, buoyed on by the publication of the wording of the vote yesterday. The move was broadly...

  • Pope warns that same-sex marriage threatens the family

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    The Independent 22 January 2015 Pope Francis has said “the family is threatened” by the efforts of those seeking to “redefine the very institution of marriage”, in a reference to same-sex marriage campaigners. The pontiff...

  • Chris Grayling: No plan to allow nude weddings

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    BBC News 18 January 2015 Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has dismissed reports the government is planning to allow nude weddings. He was asked if a change in the law was being considered as part of...

  • Gay Marriage Around the World

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    Pew Forum 6 January 2015 A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. More than a dozen countries currently have national laws allowing gays and...

  • Kids of Single Parents More Likely to Witness Domestic Violence

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    Family Studies 5 January 2015 Many studies have found that young people raised in single-parent families show more achievement and behavior problems than those who grow up with both their biological parents. Family sociologists often...

  • Marriage Makes for Happier People, Study Says

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    The Wall Street Journal 5 January 2015 Marriage may help people navigate a midlife crisis. A new paper by Shawn Grover, a policy analyst at Canada’s Department of Finance, and John Helliwell, professor emeritus at...

  • Amnesty Int lobbies for legal challenge on ban on gay marriage

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    The Guardian 31 December 2014 Amnesty International has predicted that a gay couple will challenge the ban on same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland through the courts in 2015. On the same day Scotland saw its...

  • Woman marries her two pet cats

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    MailOnline 6 January 2015 When Barbarella Buchner split from her partner-of-seven-years, the 48-year-old thought that she would never find love again. But then love struck again, albeit from a very unusual direction. Now Ms Buchner...

  • Jennifer Lopez: There’s no pain or failure like a divorce

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    OneNews 3 January 2015 Jennifer Lopez broke down while admitting she felt like she was “going to die” when her marriage to Marc Anthony broke up. The 45-year-old singer – who was married to the...