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  • Marry Your Baby Daddy Day [8 minute pro-marriage video from PBS]

    08/16/2022 5:06:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    PBS ^ | May 15, 2017 | Jenna Flanagan
    Video description: On MetroFocus, Jenna Flanagan talks to the woman who created the polarizing “Marry Your Baby Daddy Day” mass wedding initiative, and talks to one couple who participated, over ten years later. How did marriage affect their relationship and what potential benefits can marriage have for all couples? All of this and more in this special Chasing the Dream segment.
  • Number of 'lonely, single' men is on the rise as women with higher dating standards look for partners who are are 'emotionally available, good communicators, and share similar values', says psychologist

    08/15/2022 5:48:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 370 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 15, 2022 | Jessica Green
    Men are lonelier than ever as they struggle to meet the higher dating standards of modern women, according to a psychologist. American psychologist Greg Matos wrote in a recent Psychology Today article that the current state of young and middle-aged men's love lives shows they need to 'address a skills deficit'. He said: 'I hear recurring dating themes from women between the ages of 25 and 45: They prefer men who are emotionally available, good communicators, and share similar values'.
  • All but one Iowa GOP congressional candidates supports ‘Disrespect for Marriage Act,’ none have signed Big Family Pledge

    08/04/2022 7:24:00 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 7 replies
    The Iowa Standard ^ | July 31, 2022 | The Iowa Standard
    Three of the four Republicans running for Congress in Iowa either voted for or publicly said they would have voted for H.R. 8404, a bill that codifies homosexual marriage, repeals the Defense of Marriage Act, would force Iowa to recognize whatever California or New York considers marriage and threatens the tax exempt status for churches and ministries that hold to a biblical understanding of marriage.
  • Pa. Senate candidate Mehmet Oz indicates he’d vote yes on same-sex marriage bill

    07/27/2022 6:55:03 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 60 replies
    Trib Live ^ | 7/27/2022 | Trib Live
    Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz said Tuesday he supports the right to same-sex marriage, making the statement as the Senate considers a vote that could codify that right into law. Several GOP lawmakers have stated support for “The Respect for Marriage Act” would codify at the federal level same-sex marriage and interracial marriage, both of which were legalized through Supreme Court decisions in 2005 and 1967, respectively, that remain the law of the land. “Dr. Mehmet Oz believes that same-sex couples should have the same freedom to get married as straight couples,” campaign spokesperson Brittany Yanick said in response to...
  • Pennsylvania: GOP Senate Candidate Dr. Oz Throws Support To Pro Same-Sex Marriage Bill

    07/27/2022 5:01:10 AM PDT · by ViLaLuz · 62 replies
    The National File ^ | 7/26/2022 | Paul Aubert
    Oz believes same sex couples should have the same freedom to get married as straight couples.
  • These senators defended traditional marriage in 2015. What’s changed since?

    07/26/2022 8:49:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/26/2022 | Tony Perkins
    When the Supreme Court delivered its blow to marriage in 2015, burning down three dozen state laws and tearing up 50 million ballots, the GOP’s reaction was straightforward. Outrage. With a handful of exceptions, the response that echoed across the two coasts was a collective “How dare they?” As far as Republicans were concerned, what the five justices did on that June day was a betrayal of the people, our system of government, and the pillar that’s upheld society since the beginning of time. “It’s an injustice,” they railed. Now, seven years later, they finally have a chance to prove...
  • The Republican Party is about to betray Christians and destroy the traditional family

    07/26/2022 8:47:27 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 75 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/25/2022 | Raymond Wolfe
    It’s one of the worst betrayals conservatives have ever suffered at the hands of the Republican Party.On Tuesday, the House passed the so-called Respect for Marriage Act with a stunning 47 Republican votes and the blessing of GOP House leaders, and the bill is now rapidly gaining traction with Republicans in the Senate, shocking even Democrats and the liberal media. The Respect for Marriage Act would enshrine same-sex “marriage” into federal law, override duly enacted laws and constitutional amendments in 35 states, require the federal government to recognize polygamy or any other redefinition of marriage that a state may come...
  • Kim Davis tries to clear her name after religious liberty Supreme Court rulings

    07/21/2022 4:35:13 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | 7/20/22 | Kaelan Deese
    Lawyers for Kim Davis, the former Kentucky county clerk who received international attention for denying same-sex couples marriage licenses, say the 6-3 Republican-appointed majority on the Supreme Court could absolve her of wrongdoing after a series of religious liberty decisions. With representation from Christian nonprofit organization Liberty Counsel, her lawyers said in a July 15 filing that the high court has decided three cases that are "sharpening and amplifying the free exercise rights" at the core of Davis's qualified immunity defense, which she argues are her sincerely held religious beliefs against same-sex marriage. She's been in legal battles since 2015,...
  • House to vote on Respect for Marriage Act in response to Clarence Thomas opinion [Major Barf Alert!]

    07/18/2022 8:27:38 PM PDT · by fwdude · 36 replies
    The HIll ^ | July 18, 2022 | Brooke Migdon
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday introduced legislation to officially repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and require federal recognition for same-sex and interracial marriages nationwide. The measure’s introduction comes in response to an opinion by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas last month following the court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established the constitutional right to an abortion. Thomas wrote that the court’s “substantive due process precedents” set in cases like Obergefell v. Hodges — which legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states — should be revisited, creating widespread uncertainty and panic among...
  • There is 'Heavy Hatred Against Christian Values' in Western Society, Says [Finnish] MP Prosecuted Over Sexuality Beliefs

    07/07/2022 6:39:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 7/2/22 | Ryan Foley
    (CP) Finnish lawmaker Päivi Räsänen, prosecuted for voicing her traditional Christian beliefs about marriage and sexuality, believes that a "heavy hatred for Christian values" in Western society will cause many Christians to censor themselves for social acceptance. The former interior minister who has served in Finnish Parliament for nearly three decades was one of several global political figures to speak at the annual International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C., this week. The event aims to increase "the public awareness and political strength for the international religious freedom movement. The summit is led by former Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom...
  • Obergefell Was as Unconstitutional as Roe

    07/07/2022 5:00:18 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 51 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 6, 2022 | George Neumayr
    A GOP unwilling to admit that can’t save America. The media is trying to mau-mau Republicans into a selective and unprincipled originalism, and it appears to be working. After the collapse of Roe v. Wade, many Republican pols signaled that they had no interest in overturning other nakedly unconstitutional rulings, such as Obergefell v. Hodges. Never mind that that ruling, which imposed a wholly invented “constitutional” right to gay marriage on all 50 states, was as much an attack on democracy as the Roe ruling. “I write separately to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy,” Justice Antonin...
  • Adults who share beds with a partner have more restful sleep, study says

    06/11/2022 6:19:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    UPI ^ | JUNE 10, 2022 | Cara Munez
    You might think that having the whole bed to yourself would leave you feeling more refreshed in the morning than sleeping with someone who might toss, turn or snore. Yet, a new study suggests that adults who share their beds with a partner have less severe insomnia, less fatigue and more sleep time. They also report being more satisfied with their lives and relationships, as well as having lower levels of stress, depression and anxiety. "Even though you're sleeping next to someone who may snore and roll around, it did something that was just beneficial," said Michael Grandner, director of...
  • The Culture of the Single Millennial - Why are so many Millennials unmarried?

    06/09/2022 10:17:39 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 227 replies
    https://lifeandtimes.substack.com ^ | Sep 5, 2021 | Staff Writer
    Why does the Millennial generation (people born between 1982-1996) have lower marriage and birth rates than previous generations? And when Millennials do get married, why is it at a later age than previous generations? Prominent periodicals like The Atlantic, Time, Washington Post and others have published articles trying to explain the phenomenon. Some claim that the cause is economic – we graduated from college into the 2008 Recession, we have a lot of student loan debt, and we receive stagnant wages as housing prices soar. Financial difficulty prevents young people from getting married. This is of course part of the...
  • No Joke: Man in India Divorces Wife Over Instant Noodles

    06/06/2022 12:23:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | Khoo Yi-Hang | JUNE 02, 2022
    The way to a man's heart is through his stomach — but not when his partner is serving up instant noodles. A man in India filed for a divorce after his wife only cooked him cup noodles for every meal every day, local media reported on Wednesday (June 1). This is one of kooky cases of breakups he's seen, former principal district judge of Ballari ML Raghunath shared with the New Indian Express. According to Raghunath, the divorce cases brought to the courts' attention included instances ranging from wrong-coloured wedding outfits to incorrect placement of salt on plates. If you...
  • Get married and do your best to stay married: Feminist LOUISE PERRY provides the most vital piece of advice she can offer young women

    05/29/2022 6:31:36 AM PDT · by Aquamarine · 79 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 29, 2022 | Louise Perry
    The sexual revolution has been a disaster for women – that was the provocative case set out by Louise Perry in yesterday’s Daily Mail. Here, in a second extract from her powerful new book, she takes on feminists who deride marriage. Yes, it’s hard work, she says, and most don’t live up to a romantic ideal, but it still offers the best protection possible for a woman and her children. The institution of marriage is now more or less dead. In 1968, eight per cent of children were born to parents who were not married; in 2019, it was almost...
  • Single and ready to mingle! Ex-Miami Dolphins cheerleader, 42, has her dating profile put on 48ft BILLBOARD in Times Square by friends who are trying to help her find love

    05/25/2022 4:45:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 90 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2022 | Ria Newman
    A woman has had her dating profile put on a 48-foot billboard by her closest friends in a bid to help her find love. Sha Tabb, 42, a traffic reporter from Florida, had been looking for a partner with little success when her best friends of 11-years, Jacqui and Sheri, decided to intervene.
  • AOC Announces She’s Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Riley Roberts

    05/19/2022 1:12:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 135 replies
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is engaged to longtime boyfriend Riley Roberts, she confirmed on Twitter. “It’s true! Thank you all for the well wishes,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. The couple were engaged in Puerto Rico last month but haven’t set a date as they take “some space to savor this time before diving into planning,” the congresswoman told Business Insider.
  • Arkansas couple honored for 82 years of marriage

    05/14/2022 8:54:05 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    KATV 7 ABC ^ | May 13 | Cayla Christian
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Being married for 82 years, Cleovis and Arwilda Whiteside were presented with a certificate from the governor. A silver platter with details of their marriage, a Bible, as well as other gifts to symbolize their long-lasting union. "Tried to live a life pleasing unto God and to our church and to our members. To everybody."
  • Biden predicts that if Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, same-sex marriage will be next

    05/12/2022 5:32:35 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    Cnn ^ | 05/11/2022 | Sam Fossum and Shawna Mizelle,
    CNN)President Joe Biden predicted Wednesday that if the Supreme Court officially overturns Roe v. Wade's holding of a federal constitutional right to abortion, the court will next look to strike down other landmark cases guaranteeing Americans' rights, from same-sex marriage to contraception access. "It's not just the brutality of taking away a woman's right to her body ... but it also, if you read the opinion ... basically says there's no such thing as the right to privacy. If that holds ... mark my words: They are going to go after the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage," said Biden,...
  • Mother goes viral with incredible tale of how she left her husband of 14 years for a near stranger she was convinced was her 'soulmate' after one evening chatting at a conference - only for the other man to reject her

    05/09/2022 4:46:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 9, 2022 | Latoya Gayle
    A mother-of-two has gone viral on social media after writing a memoir about leaving her husband of 14 years to pursue a stranger who she thought could be her 'soulmate'. Amanda Trenfield, from Sydney, explained that she spent 20 years building a 'somewhat predictable life' with a career in the financial services alongside caring for two young children and her marriage. In an extract from her new book, published by The Sydney Morning Herald, Amanda said that she was hoping to reconnect with her husband during a three-day conference in Margaret River but found herself drawn to another man, Jason,...