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  • The Case Against Gay Marriage: Top Law Firms Won’t Touch It

    04/12/2015 3:53:21 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 55 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/11/15 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — The stacks of Supreme Court briefs filed on both sides of the same-sex marriage cases to be heard this month are roughly the same height. But they are nonetheless lopsided: There are no major law firms urging the justices to rule against gay marriage. Leading law firms are willing to represent tobacco companies accused of lying about their deadly products, factories that spew pollution, and corporations said to be complicit in torture and murder abroad. But standing up for traditional marriage has turned out to be too much for the elite bar. The arguments have been left to...
  • Legalising Man-Dolphin Marriage Is Next

    02/03/2015 3:20:34 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 27 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 3 February 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    Why shouldn't this man be (or have been) allowed to marry his dolphin sweetheart? After all, it's only "love" that matters in holy matrimony, not building a family and a safe environment in which to raise kids. It's all to do with "feelings" these days, little else is important, and obviously we are here talking about the feelings of adults. (The feelings of children of anomalous families carry little weight.) Love in particular, however defined. For some people, like paedophile Oscar Wilde who was paying to have sex with working-class rent boys, the definition of love is lust. A...
  • Teenager Who Has Been Dating Her Father For Two Years Reveals The Pair Are Planning To Get Married..

    01/16/2015 10:29:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 133 replies
    DailyMail(UK) ^ | January 16, 2015 | CHRIS SPARGO
    Teenager Who Has Been Dating Her Father For Two Years Reveals The Pair Are Planning To Get Married - And Have Children An 18-year-old girl is revealing in a new interview that she has been dating her father for two years The pair were estranged for 12 years, but met up again when she was 16, having sex the week they were reunited They were soon dating and are now planning their wedding After their wedding they plan on moving to New Jersey and having children, were adult incest is legal By CHRIS SPARGO 16 January 2015 A young girl...
  • I want to marry my cousin...

    01/17/2015 10:54:02 AM PST · by djf · 101 replies
    Well, not really. But maybe! Can you marry your cousin? It's an interesting question. In some states, YES, you CAN marry your first cousin! In other states - it's a no-no, forbidden. Now HOW and WHY was this state of affairs (or marriages, be it whatever) allowed to exist? How and why did states HAVE THE RIGHT to determine under what conditions marriage was allowable? Because it was RECOGNIZED by the federal government that equal protection WAS NOT VIOLATED by such marriages! Thoughts? Ideas? (btw, my cousin is kind of cute, but she's just not my type...) ;-)
  • Should adultery be illegal?

    12/29/2014 8:22:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 245 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 29, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This may seem to be a rather obscure topic, but it popped up while I was reading Helen Smith’s musings on whether or not pornography should be made illegal and the long term, detrimental effects that it can have on marriage. As a subset of that discussion, she touched on David Friedman’s book, Law’s Order: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters. In it, Friedman makes the following observation on prostitution in general and the specific side effects it can have when married men pay for sex outside of marriage. (I specify “men” here only because...
  • Readers respond: Is polygamy really bad?

    12/17/2014 2:21:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Lagos Vanguard ^ | December 8, 2014 | Yetunde Arebi
    A couple of months ago, the story of a couple at the brink of separation was published on this column and I asked readers the question above. Bisola and Akinola, blessed with three children, had been married for 17 years, living with each otherÂ’s excesses as most couples do. Then one day, Bisola stumbled on three travel documents, all bearing AkinolaÂ’s names. They belonged to a strange woman, a child and Akinola. A confrontation resulted in a heated argument between them and Akinola walked out of their home. His wife was free to take whatever decision she thought best for...
  • A Man and His Cat

    08/04/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUGUST 1, 2014 | TIM KREIDER
    I LIVED with the same cat for 19 years — by far the longest relationship of my adult life. Under common law, this cat was my wife. I fell asleep at night with the warm, pleasant weight of the cat on my chest. The first thing I saw on most mornings was the foreshortened paw of the cat retreating slowly from my face and her baleful crescent glare informing me that it was Cat Food Time. As I often told her, in a mellow, resonant, Barry White voice: “There is no luuve … like the luuve that exists … between...
  • Will 'Sister Wives' Kids Be Polygamists Too? It Depends on the Kid

    08/03/2014 6:22:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Bustle ^ | August 3, 2014 | Jodi Walker
    There are plenty of concerning things about the Browns’ lives on Sister Wives that the average audience member wouldn’t be accustomed to — for example, just how do they afford four McMansions in Nevada? Perhaps the most unfamiliar thing about the Browns’ unusual lifestyle choice, however, is just how many children they have. Like the Duggars before them, the Browns are working in the high teens of offspring (17, to be exact), but unlike the Duggars, the Brown children have… mother-aunts? And if you’re at all curious about their parents’ polygamist lifestyle, then certainly you’ve wondered: Will their 17...
  • Crocodile Wedding: Mexican Town Mayor ‘Marries’ Reptile

    07/21/2014 4:19:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Joel Vasquez Rojas, the mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, married the reptile – dressed in a white gown – at the city hall and then shared a dance in front of packed party of local residents. According to local tradition, the crocodile is a princess whose marriage to the town mayor will bring in an abundance of seafood for fisherman on the Pacific coast. ‘As young people, this means a lot,’ said local resident Eduardo Zarate 'It’s the greatest treasure our ancestors have left us.’ For safety, the crocodile’s jaw was wired shut for the day. ‘It is my wish...
  • Florida man demands right to wed computer

    05/07/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 75 replies ^ | 5/7/14 | David Millward
    Chris Sevier, a man from Florida, believes he should be allowed to wed his Macbook. Mr Sevier argues that if gays should be allowed to marry, then so should other sexual minorities. Mr Sevier states he has fallen in love with a pornography laden computer. “Over time, I began preferring sex with my computer over sex with real women,” he told a court in Florida. This appears to be not a passing holiday romance, but a lifelong commitment.
  • The next marriage redefinition? Massachusetts lesbian ‘throuple’ expecting their first child (Video)

    04/25/2014 7:11:46 AM PDT · by Patriotic1 · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/24/2014 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, MA, April 24, 2014 ( – Three “married” lesbians in Massachusetts have announced they are expecting the first of several children intended for their polygamous union. But marriage advocates say the story confirms their warnings about the slippery slope created by redefining marriage and granting legal privileges based on a self-identified characteristic like sexual orientation. The three women – Doll, 30; Brynn, 32; and Kitten, 27 – are not legally married to all the members of the polyamorous coupling, something not permitted under state or federal law. Brynn and Doll have been together since 2009. However, it is Brynn...
  • British woman marries her dog, confesses: ‘I’m totally her b---h’

    03/12/2014 2:05:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 63 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3-11-14 | Joel Landau
    A British woman says she has finally found the true meaning of marriage now that she has divorced her husband and married her dog. Amanda Rodgers and her dog/wife Sheba appeared on British television's ITV's "This Morning" Tuesday to discuss why she decided to wed her pet in a ceremony attended by 200 people in Croatia last week, reports the Mirror. "She was two weeks old and she was new to the world — but I fell in love with her," Rodgers, 47, told the show's hosts. "I knew that we were meant to be." RELATED: BRAZILIAN MAN PLANS TO...
  • Husband Caught Red-Handed in Illicit Relationship With Wife's Sister and Mother

    02/11/2014 9:51:11 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Police in Morocco has arrested a 29-year-old vendor for carrying on an illicit relationship with his wife’s sister and mother. This happened in the town of bin Sawda near Fez, the Al Jarima newspaper reported. Police got a complaint from a 24-year-old woman accusing her husband of having an illicit relationship with her eldest sister and her mother. The wife told police that her husband used to leave her to visit her parents. She claimed she had caught her husband red-handed in a compromising position with her sister in the presence of the mother. Police arrested the accused who admitted...
  • Polygamy And American Constitutional Law (Now the Left wants to cry "Halt!"?)

    02/03/2014 4:21:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WAMC-FM Northeast Public Radio ^ | January 7, 2014 | Professor Stephen Gottlieb
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)A conversation on The Roundtable convinced me to address polygamy. A judge in Utah decided that state could ban formal legal polygamy but could not ban people living in comparable arrangements without formal legal sanctions. Some people argue that legalization of polygamy follows from constitutional protection of gay and lesbian relationships. If one consensual relationship is OK, therefore so are all the others. That is a mistake. The law does not work that way. Missing from that argument is any mention of whether anyone is hurt and how. There are many ways that law takes account of injury, both constitutional...
  • Lawsuit seeks to overturn Florida ban on gay marriage

    01/21/2014 9:25:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 1/21/14 | Anthony Man
    Six South Florida couples who want to get married, but can't because they're gay, said Tuesday they're filing a lawsuit against the state seeking to overturn the Sunshine State's ban on same-sex marriage. Ten of the 12 plaintiffs, along with the gay rights group Equality Florida and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, announced the filing of their case at a news conference at the Lesbian and Gay Victor Center in Miami Beach.
  • More Americans Are Writing Their Pets Into Their Wills

    01/12/2014 8:10:36 AM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | Anne Tergesen
    The number of Americans owning pets is at a record high, and more people are making provisions in their wills to provide for these animals after they're gone. But to ensure your pet is cared for as you intend, it's important to set up a pet trust—an arrangement that 46 states permit. "Pet trusts aren't just for the wealthy," says Frances Carlisle, a trust and estates attorney in New York. For most pet owners, she adds, the goal "is to make sure a plan exists for the care of the animal." Pet trusts can take effect either after you die...
  • Jilted husband sues online infidelity service Ashley Madison

    12/17/2013 10:42:14 AM PST · by Gamecock · 47 replies
    The State ^ | 16 December 2013 | Michael Gordon
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ A Charlotte, N.C., man blames the breakup of his marriage not only on the other guy, but also on the online infidelity service that he says made it happen. "Life is short," the Ashley Madison website coos. "Have an affair." Robert Schindler of Charlotte, N.C., says his ex-wife did just that. So, Schindler is suing her alleged partner in the tryst, along with Ashley Madison and its Canadian corporate parent, Avid Dating Life Inc. At play here is a legal clash between the old and the new. North Carolina remains one of only a...
  • Parents Jailed For Buying Son 13-Year-Old Bride

    11/06/2013 4:25:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, November 06, 2013
    A Bosnian couple who arranged a 13-year-old bride for their mentally disabled son were sentenced to five years in jail by an Austrian court for abetting the sexual abuse of a minor. The parents, both 44 and residents of Austria for 26 years, had paid the poverty-stricken Bosnian girl's parents 2,500 euros ($3,400) in 2011 to arrange the marriage to their 17-year-old son, the Korneuburg prosecutors' spokesman said on Wednesday.
  • Bizarre: Mom Pregnant With Son's Child to Marry Him

    10/26/2013 2:41:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, October 25, 2013
    A mother is in love with her own son and is all set to marry him. The 40-year-old woman in Zimbabwe is now expecting her son’s child and her grand-child, according to a report in She has been a widow for the past 12 years and has been living with her son, now 23. She confirms she is six-months pregnant and she wants to marry her son rather than her husband’s younger brothers who are seeking her hand in marriage. She told a village court that she is in relationship with her son for the last three years. The...
  • You must be kidding: Brazilian man to marry his pet goat [promises not to consummate marriage]

    09/05/2013 11:53:21 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 5 Sep 2013 | Tariq Tahir
    A Brazilian man is to wed his pet goat – but has promised not to consummate the marriage.Former stonecutter Aparecido Castaldo, 74, has decided to end his days as a single man to marry his beloved Carmelita.The happy couple will walk, or trot, down the aisle on October 13 in Igreja do Diabo, or Devil’s Church, in the city of Jundiai, Brazil.Aparecido has been in love with the pet for two years and says a goat has advantages over a human companion.‘She doesn’t speak and doesn’t want money,’ says the father of eight children – four women and four men...

    06/26/2013 7:12:46 AM PDT · by The Sons of Liberty · 412 replies
  • Karl Lagerfeld Wants to Get Married – to His Pet Cat Choupette

    06/06/2013 5:01:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Metri UK ^ | Wednesday 5 Jun 2013
    Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has revealed he wants to marry his cat. The 79-year-old is no stranger to controversy but his latest comments on wanting to wed his pet feline will raise more than a few eyebrows. ‘I never thought I would fall in love like this with a cat,’ Lagerfeld said. His pampered moggie, named Choupette, already lives a life of luxury so, if it could somehow agree to get married, it couldn’t be accused of gold digging. It’s also starred in a number of Lagerfeld’s photoshoots and promotional campaigns, having been in his care for around a...
  • US lawyer commits bigamy with topless voodoo priestess

    04/13/2013 11:42:41 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 44 replies
    A US Lawyer who bigamously married a voodoo priestess stripper has been suspended from practising law for six months. Josef Rosenzweig was rumbled when FedEx sent the marriage certificate to his first wife who knew nothing of the affair. Rosenzweig became smitten with 23 year old stripper Radiah Nunez when he watched her perform at the New York Dolls strip club on a boys' night out in 1995. The randy personal injury lawyer became a regular and eventually managed to make Nunez his mistress. In 2000 he installed her in an apartment, and later moved her to a convenient pad...
  • Sexual Jihad’ Fatwa Urges ‘Temporary Marriages’ for Syrian Rebels

    04/01/2013 8:21:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/29/2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Reports about a fatwa urging young girls to travel to Syria to provide sexual services for jihadist rebels are causing a stir in Tunisia, while also drawing attention to the Islamic concept – little-known in the West and controversial among Muslims themselves – of “temporary marriage.” Girls as young as 14 are counted as eligible for the “sexual jihad,” and around a dozen young Tunisians are believed to have taken up the call, attributed to an influential Saudi scholar, Sheikh Mohamed al-Arifi. The pan-Arabic Al-Hayat newspaper reported this week that a video circulating on social media sites in...
  • Supreme Court mulls review of federal gay marriage laws

    11/25/2012 10:50:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    A San Francisco couple is waiting to find out if the U.S. Supreme Court will take their case challenging the 1996 law that prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. Karen Golinski and Amy Cunninghis got married during the brief window in 2008 when gay and lesbian couples could tie the knot in California. Golinski immediately tried to add her wife to her employer-sponsored health care plan. But because she is married to another woman and works for the U.S. government, her otherwise routine request was denied...
  • Friday = National Chick-Fil-A Drive-Thru Day?

    08/01/2012 5:24:41 PM PDT · by paladinan · 38 replies
    self (vanity) | 8-1-2012 | paladinan (self)
    By now, everyone is bound to have heard of the smashing success of "National Chick-Fil-A Day" (as most Chick-Fil-A stores seem to have been mobbed with customers, sometimes backing up pedestrian and vehicle traffic to incredible lengths)... and many have probably heard rumblings (at least in Illinois) about a planned protest called a "kiss-in", planned for this Friday, in which various homosexuals will enter Chick-Fil-A stores and proceed to kiss/make out/etc. Question: how quickly do you think we could suggest (and spread the word about, if it seems agreeable) a National Chick-Fil-A Drive-Thru Day? The way I see things: if...
  • Will Democrats End Marriage As We Know It?

    08/01/2012 9:07:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | August 1, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    When the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) passed in Congress in 1996, the vote was bi-partisan and overwhelming. In the House, the tally was 342-67. Only the farthest left of Democrats and a handful of Republicans voted against it. A majority of Democrats supported marriage. In the Senate, the vote was even more lopsided and bi-partisan, 85-14. Again, most Democrats backed marriage. In both houses of Congress, the DOMA passed with such strong margins that President Clinton could clearly see the measure had better than "veto strength." That is, if he had vetoed the Defense of Marriage Act, Congress could...
  • California bill would let children have more than two parents (Has Passed the Senate)

    07/05/2012 8:52:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 52 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 07.02.12 | Jim Sanders
    Beaver had June and Ward. Ricky had Ozzie and Harriet. Mom and Dad, same-sex couples or blended families, California law is clear: No more than two legal parents per child. When adults fight over parenthood, a judge must decide which two have that right and responsibility – but that could end soon. State Sen. Mark Leno is pushing legislation to allow a child to have multiple parents. "The bill brings California into the 21st century, recognizing that there are more than Ozzie and Harriet families today," the San Francisco Democrat said. Surrogate births, same-sex parenthood and assisted reproduction are changing...
  • Two Monkeys Wed Secretly in India

    07/11/2011 7:03:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Gather ^ | July 10, 2011
    Two monkeys wed this weekend but were forced to do so secretly in the middle of the forests of Rajasthan. It would not be surprising if this love story between Raju and Chinki (the monkeys) was adapted into a Bollywood movie—the material is certainly all there! The wedding was India's first involving monkeys—probably because it is illegal in India for monkeys to wed, hence, the secrecy. Ramesh Saini, owner of the "groom," Raju, found the monkey unconscious three years ago and nursed him back to health. The monkey attracted crowds of people whenever he went outside. Ramesh, who has no...
  • Dan Walters: A Supreme Court ruling would be best-case scenario for gay marriage issue

    12/08/2010 8:17:19 AM PST · by SmithL · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/8/10 | Dan Walters
    Monday's federal appellate court hearing on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that bars same-sex marriages, was divided into two one-hour segments. During the first hour, lawyers argued over who, if anyone, has legal "standing" to appeal District Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown, who will be governor in a month, refused to defend the measure. Attorneys for its proponents want the court to allow them to become the appellants. There's also a very odd bid by Imperial County, or at least its marriage license clerk,...
  • Puppy love: man marries a real dog

    12/01/2010 6:57:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 57 replies · 8+ views ^ | Dec. 1, 2010
    A YOUNG Toowoomba man yesterday tied the knot with his best friend – a five-year-old labrador. In perhaps a first for the Garden City, Laurel Bank Park hosted the wedding of Joseph Guiso and Honey, a labrador he adopted five years ago. Thirty of the couple’s closest friends and family were in attendance for the emotional ceremony, held at dusk. "You’re my best friend and you make every part of my day better," Mr Guiso’s vows read. The couple decided on the location – and to tie the knot - after stumbling upon a wedding in Laurel Bank Park during...
  • The Wife Who Tried to Dupe the Judge

    11/30/2010 11:37:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates ^ | Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    A Saudi wife who got fed up with her husband and wanted to get divorced from him simply picked his mobile phone without his knowledge, typed the words “you are divorced” and texted them to her phone. She then went straight to court to get an official endorsement of the divorce, producing the text as evidence that her husband has divorced her. But the judge in the western port of Jeddah appeared clever enough to suspect the woman when the thought why the husband should send a divorce to his wife by mobile when he can simply throw the words...
  • Amazing wedding recipe (Kuwaiti proposal to extend state benefits to men who marry a 2nd wife)

    08/26/2010 12:51:48 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies
    Kuwaiti Times ^ | August 27, 2010 | Badrya Darwish
    I am sure that most of you guys would have heard about the honorable gentleman MP Duwaisan and his suggestion that the government should give a Kuwaiti man KD8,000 (US$27,729.67) grant if he marries a Kuwaiti woman. Currently, the government pays KD 4,000 (US$13,864.89) per marriage. Duwaisan wants to double that amount since he claims that living expenses have doubled and lifestyles have also changed. So far, so good. The gentleman went to the extent of proposing that if the man acquires a second wife, he should be given another KD8,000. The condition is that the bride should be Kuwaiti....
  • Gay-weddings ruling expected by noon

    08/12/2010 8:40:48 AM PDT · by edcoil · 20 replies
    OC Register ^ | 8-11-10 | edcoil
    SAN FRANCISCO – The federal judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban is set to rule Thursday on whether gay marriages should resume immediately in the state or await an appeals court's input. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker announced late Wednesday that he would issue his decision by noon on requests to impose a stay that would keep Proposition 8 in effect while its sponsors appeal his decision.
  • Mexican Supreme Court rules same-sex 'marriage' as constitutional

    08/06/2010 7:14:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    CNA ^ | 8/6/2010
    Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 5, 2010 / 05:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite heavy opposition from various organizations defending traditional marriage, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that same-sex “marriage” in the country's capital city is constitutional. According to the Associated Press, the court's justices acknowledged that while the constitution protects the family, it does not define what a "family" is. The 8-2 vote went against an appeal by Mexico's attorney general challenging the constitutionality of the city's law allowing gay “marriage.” The law went into effect on March 4 of this year. Next Monday the court will debate whether the law...
  • Suit claims widow of Wharton firefighter was born a man

    07/20/2010 1:27:32 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 119 replies · 3+ views
    Houston Chronicle (NYTimes of the South) ^ | July 18, 2010, 10:24PM | PAIGE HEWITT
    The family of a Wharton firefighter who died battling a massive egg farm blaze is fighting to keep his widow from receiving death benefits, arguing that the 37-year-old had found out his bride of two years was born a man. Thomas Araguz III separated from his wife after learning her history two months prior to being trapped in the fatal July 3 fire, according to attorney Chad Ellis, who is representing Araguz's parents in the lawsuit. "He was distraught. It was extremely difficult and embarrassing for Tommy," said Ellis, who added that there is no will for the estate, which...
  • At Closings, Judge Asks Same-Sex Marriage Foes, "Where's Your Evidence?"

    06/17/2010 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 47 replies · 1,885+ views
    New York Lawyer ^ | June 17, 2010 | By Dan Levine | The Recorder
    SAN FRANCISCO - Charles Cooper, the attorney defending a federal challenge to Proposition 8, came to San Francisco to deliver his closing argument on same-sex marriage Wednesday. But Chief Judge Vaughn Walker made it feel much more like a cross-examination. Walker closely questioned Cooper about his trial presentation, including why his side called only one witness to testify about the institution of marriage. Where Cooper's counterpart Theodore Olson of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher was able to deploy lofty rhetoric with less interruption, Cooper was stuck parrying Walker for about two hours. At one point, Walker asked Cooper to recount the...
  • Anti-polygamy case gives rise to all kinds of family forms

    06/09/2010 12:09:03 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 26 replies · 107+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | June 9, 2010 | Daphne Branham
    Forrest Glen Maridas is a polyamorist who believes that it is her constitutionally guaranteed right to freely express her sexuality in any form that that might take. Maridas is 34, American and a full-time counsellor at a university, although she's currently on maternity leave. She's lived with Canadian Russell Osborne since May 2005 and he's sponsoring her for immigration as a common-law spouse under the family classification. Maridas and Osborne and their two young children live in a home in Edmonton with Drew Thompson and Katy Furness. For the past two years, Maridas has been in "an intimate and conjugal...
  • Gay Marriage: Laura Bush, Dick Cheney and Barack Obama

    05/13/2010 12:57:50 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 36 replies · 803+ views
    PAjamas MEdia ^ | May 13 | Roger L. Simon
    This is a long way around to a discussion of gay marriage, something I have been in full support of since initiating this blog in 2003. It is also the subject that, when I write about it, often creates the greatest dissension from those who otherwise applaud what I am saying. So it is with some gratification that I found tonight that the person in public life I have admired tremendously for some time is also a supporter of same-sex marriage – Laura Bush. She proclaimed that support in her characteristic well-mannered, low-keyed fashion on Larry King Live. (Okay, nobody’s...
  • Matt Lauer affair: Caught cheating, dumps his wife for 26 year-old woman

    05/13/2010 4:34:20 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 94 replies · 4,155+ views
    provider ^ | Thursday, May 13, 2010
    Matt Lauer has had an affair and was caught cheating on his wife with a 26-year old girl. He even decided to leave his wife for the young woman. Today show host Matt Lauer is 47 and, as rumor has it, this is not the first time he’s been cheating on his wife, 39-year old model Annette Rogue. This time he has decided to leave his wife for the 26-year old with whom he has had his last affair. He has also decided to leave the family home and look for somewhere else to live with his young mistress. Lauer...
  • Fur better or worse: postman Uwe Mitzscherlich marries his cat

    05/03/2010 12:05:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 77 replies · 1,848+ views
    AFP ^ | May 3, 2010
    A GERMAN postman has "married" his obese and asthmatic cat, saying he wanted to tie the knot before his pet died. "Cecilia is such a trusting creature. We cuddle all the time, and she has always slept in my bed," single Uwe Mitzscherlich, 39, told Bild newspaper. "Our hearts beat as one - it's unique!" Because marrying an animal is illegal, Mitzscherlich, from Possendorf, in eastern Germany, paid €300 ($428) for a television actress to play officiator in the ceremony, while his twin brother, Erik, served as witness. The happy couple dressed up for the occasion - Mitzscherlich in a...
  • Divorce dilemma: Texas says gays can't get divorce

    04/20/2010 4:14:42 AM PDT · by Palter · 35 replies · 1,132+ views
    AP ^ | 20 April 2010 | JAMIE STENGLE
    After the joy of a wedding and the adoption of a baby came arguments that couldn't be resolved, leading Angelique Naylor to file for divorce. That left her fighting both the woman she married in Massachusetts and the state of Texas, which says a union granted in a state where same-sex marriage is legal can't be dissolved with a divorce in a state where it's not. A judge in Austin granted the divorce, but Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is appealing the decision. He also is appealing a divorce granted to a gay couple in Dallas, saying protecting the "traditional...
  • J.D. Hayworth: 'You could marry your horse'

    03/15/2010 9:57:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 110 replies · 2,874+ views
    J.D. Hayworth: 'You could marry your horse' By ANDY BARR | 3/15/10 12:07 PM EDT Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that the expansion of state laws allowing gay marriage could lead to people marrying horses. Hayworth, during an interview with an Orlando, Fla., radio station explained: "You see, the Massachusetts Supreme Court, when it started this move toward same-sex marriage, actually defined marriage - now get this - it defined marriage as simply, 'the establishment of intimacy.'" "Now how dangerous is that?" asked Hayworth, who is challenging Sen. John McCain from the right in Arizona's GOP Senate primary....
  • Korean Otaku Marries Anime Body Pillow

    03/11/2010 1:06:16 PM PST · by Justaham · 24 replies · 917+ views ^ | 10-11-10 | John Funk
    A Korean anime fan has proudly tied the knot with a pillowcase featuring the image of his favorite magical girl heroine. Heavy Rain asked the player, "how far would you go for love?" Would you go so far as to travel to another country? Would you kill a man? Or would you just decide that your soulmate was a fictional character and marry her image printed on a cotton pillowcase? A Korean otaku opted to go with the last option, wedding a dakimakura body pillow featuring the image of Fate Testarossa, one of the popular heroines of magical girl show...
  • Divorced Before Puberty

    03/04/2010 4:17:18 PM PST · by SJackson · 35 replies · 943+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3-4-10 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    It’s hard to imagine that there have been many younger divorcées — or braver ones — than a pint-size third grader named Nujood Ali. Nujood is a Yemeni girl, and it’s no coincidence that Yemen abounds both in child brides and in terrorists (and now, thanks to Nujood, children who have been divorced). Societies that repress women tend to be prone to violence. For Nujood, the nightmare began at age 10 when her family told her that she would be marrying a deliveryman in his 30s. Although Nujood’s mother was unhappy, she did not protest. “In our country it’s the...
  • Man marries pillow

    03/09/2010 7:12:35 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies · 1,583+ views ^ | March 9, 2010 | Tom Phillips
    True love can take many forms. In this case, it has taken the form of a Korean man falling in love with, and eventually marrying, a large pillow with a picture of a woman on it. Lee Jin-gyu fell for his 'dakimakura' - a kind of large, huggable pillow from Japan, often with a picture of a popular anime character printed on the side. In Lee's case, his beloved pillow has an image of Fate Testarossa, from the 'magical girl' anime series Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha. Now the 28-year-old otaku (a Japanese term that roughly translates to somewhere between 'obsessive'...
  • (Maryland) Lawmaker: First cousins should not marry

    03/01/2010 12:08:59 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 93 replies · 1,933+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 23, 2010, 6:34AM | no byline's time to ban marriages between first cousins and stop playing what he calls "genetic roulette" with their offspring. Henry Heller, a Democratic delegate, or state representative, says he wants to bring Maryland "into the enlightened world of other states such as West Virginia and Arkansas" that already prohibit unions of first cousins... The bill would make an exception for people who are over age 65 or infertile. Heller says he has "no problem" with those couples if they want the companionship. There are 24 states that prohibit marriage between first-cousins.
  • Tree sex man ordered to leave park

    01/21/2010 5:03:50 AM PST · by myknowledge · 129 replies · 3,117+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 21, 2010
    A MAN has been banned for life from a public city park after he allegedly dropped his pants and tried to have sex with a tree.
  • This Man Married His OWN Daughter So She Would Be Allowed To Stay In Britain

    11/18/2009 9:40:50 AM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 632+ views
    DailyMail (UK) ^ | November 18, 2009
    This Man Married His OWN Daughter So She Would Be Allowed To Stay In Britain - And The Home Office Knows About It Sam Greenhill and Dennis Rice 18th November 2009 This man married his OWN daughter so she would be allowed to stay in Britain - and the Home Office knows about it By Sam Greenhill and Dennis Rice 18th November 2009 A Nigerian Home Office worker 'married' his own daughter to get her a British visa, the Daily Mail can reveal. [Pic in URL] The extraordinary scam was apparently executed by Jelili Adesanya while ministers turned a blind...
  • Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

    10/15/2009 4:49:51 PM PDT · by Justaham · 41 replies · 2,141+ views
    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long. Neither Bardwell nor the couple immediately returned phone calls from The Associated Press. But Bardwell told the Daily Star of Hammond that he was not a racist.