Marriage licenses came about in the late 19th century to prevent mixed-race marriages. That should be appalling to anyone, and is in my opinion the strongest argument to privatize marriage.
There is a reason that governments regulate marriage: Governments couldn’t resist the urge to seize control of marriage which was a traditionally religious and non-governmental institution.
The Massachusetts legislature is conducting hearings Wednesday on a bill that would bar divorcing couples with children from carrying on a sexual relationship while in their own home.
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after she learned he had fathered a child more than a decade ago — before his first run for office — with a longtime member of their household staff.
Movie megastar turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver have announced their separation, after 25 years of a high-profile personal as well as political marriage.
As Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot, Associated Press journalists are hunting down the most interesting details, from Westminster to points around the globe. Here's the latest on the big event.
Staff at Buckingham Palace have lifted the lid on preparations for Prince William's wedding next month, giving an insight into what guests can expect and the amount of work needed to make it a success.
Zach Wahls, a 19 year old engineering student at Iowa University brought up by two women, speaks against Prop 6 in Iowa that will outlaw gay marriage.
It started out as a measure to protect gay rights. Now, France's 1999 civil unions system is all the rage with straight couples, reports the New York Times.
An unusual legal test case is taking place in Canada aimed at clarifying whether polygamy is a crime. Does the country's anti-polygamy law violate a constitutional guarantee of the freedom of religion? Over the next few months, a court will decide.
The Washington Blade- "conservatives have taken the leadership role in achieving marriage equality." That is gay marriage, and yes it says conservatives are taking the lead in paving the way for it.
Ken Mehlman, former chairman of the Republican National Committee and the former campaign manager for George W. Bush's 2004 re-election bid, has told his family and colleagues that he is gay. [Are there any who aren't?]
California's ban on same-sex marriages will remain in place until at least December, an appeals court ruled Monday, dashing the hopes of hundreds of couples who had hoped to wed as soon as Wednesday. The action by a three-judge panel of the U.S. C
As ever, thank you for the sometimes great and exciting news you convey each day. There was a great Missouri item to match an unrelated great Missouri that came in from another source yesterday. The article on "gay marriage", however, isRead Letter
In the late 1700s, something disturbing happened to marriage in Western societies: It began to change. Young people had revolutionary new ideas about the institution and what it meant to them. "People were terrified," said Stephanie Coontz, a hist
The federal judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban has more bad news for the measure's sponsors: he not only is unwilling to keep gay couples from marrying, he doubts the ban's backers have the right to challenge his ruling.
Since Prop 8 is spinning in people's minds right now, I was reminded of my sarcastic send up of the gay marriage debate, and thought folks here might approve: A Toast To Love by Anne Loucks Do not believe it is impossible to marry someone
The federal judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban is a Republican who came under fire for his membership to a powerful all-male club. The San Francisco Chronicle stated his sexual orientation was an "open secret" in gay activism cir
A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a California ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional, handing a key victory to gay rights advocates in a politically charged decision almost certain to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.
"Jihadi Romeos" are on a mission to ensnare Indian girls in terror activities. The sweethearts, recruits of Pakistani-sponsored terrorist organizations, promise marriage to innocent Indian girls if they convert to Islam.
The Utah Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial of a polygamist leader of a breakaway Mormon sect, who was convicted of forcing a 14-year-old girl to marry her first cousin. Warren Jeffs, 54, whose word was considered God's will to thousands
A study released Friday, which interviewed couples married for less than a year, found racial lines are blurring as more people choose to marry outside their race.
A Father that doesn't want his son drugged with pharmaceutical chemicals that visibly HURT the child - is that too much to ask?
After the joy of a wedding and the adoption of a baby came arguments that couldn't be resolved, Angelique Naylor filed for divorce. She's fighting both the woman she married in Massachusetts and the state of Texas, which says a union granted in a sta
Happy Valentine's Day! We are often told by others how selfless or altruistic love is. Nothing could be further from the truth.
John Marcotte wants to put a measure on the ballot next year to ban divorce in California. The effort is meant to be a satirical statement after California voters outlawed gay marriage in 2008, largely on the argument that a ban is needed to prote
"I eventually, very solemnly -- with a little bit of malice in my voice -- said, 'Mam, with all due respect, you can go jump off a bridge," Will explained. Seated next to the boy, his father covered his face, smiling.
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Cecelia Burnett and Ann Swanson had already set their wedding date. They joined 1,000 other gay marriage supporters for an election night party hoping to celebrate the vote that would make it possible. Instead, they went home dejected and near tears