Same-sex couple married in Mass. will argue for a divorce in Florida

Same-sex couple “married” in Iowa asks Nebraska court to allow divorce

Study: Divorce has risen to record highs

WA: Appeals court upholds religious restrictions as to children in divorce case

The Church and civil marriage

Alabama same-sex couple denied divorce will pursue court fight

Lawyer in common law divorce suit challenges SC marriage amendment

    WYFF: “A lawsuit filed in Greenville this week could challenge the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Cathy Swicegood, of Mauldin, is seeking a divorce from her female partner of 13 years. But because Swicegood was never legally married, she has no legal protections under South Carolina law . . . ‘We are seeking the courts to issue an order that says both South Carolina laws that ban same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, not only under the South Carolina constitution, but more importantly under the United States constitution,’ he said.”

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  • Posted: 03/14/2014
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W. Bradford Wilcox: Is it time for Catholic Church to accommodate divorce revolution?

    W. Bradford Wilcox at First Things: “There is another reason the Pope and his Church should not simply accommodate this wave: It has taken a devastating toll on the ‘least of these’—especially children and the poor. In the United States, for instance, a recent study of economic mobility for poor children in communities across the nation by Harvard economist Raj Chetty found that “the strongest and most robust predictor [of mobility] is the fraction of children with single parents.” In other words, poor children in the U.S. are much more likely to be trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty if they grow up in communities without strong two-parent families.”

  • Posted: 03/13/2014
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Judge: Same-sex couple can’t divorce in Alabama

Carson Holloway on the culture of dishonesty: abortion, divorce, and Obamacare

Will Alabama grant same-sex couple’s request for divorce?

Bradford Wilcox: No, Christianity is not bad for marriage

AZ: Legislation would add hurdle for divorced parents who have custody of their kids to move

Same-Sex Divorce | California Law Review

India: Christians must wait one year to file for divorce, court rules

Marriage is not just for rich people

Holy See, Malta revise concordat on marriage

Ross Douthat: More imperfect unions

“Utah marriage of same sex couples valid in Delaware, AG Biden says”

AG Holder’s lawless action on marriage in Utah | Ed Whelan

“Federal recognition of Utah same-sex marriages shows need for State Marriage Defense Act”

Federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in Utah

“3 Big Questions About The 1,360 Same-Sex Couples Married In Utah”

Confusing Advice from Utah Governor on Marriage Laws | Ed Whelan at NRO

Utah Gov. issues guidance to agency on status of same-sex “marriages”

Utah case has no bearing on Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage, Tulsa County says |

Supreme Court stay a promising sign for democracy, federalism, families | Deseret News Editorial

“Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Was a Predictable Disaster” | Noah Feldman at Bloomberg

“Utah AG Studying Status of Same-Sex Marriages Already Performed In the State”

The Rule of Law Gets Another Chance in Utah Marriage Case

ACLU, Sutherland Institute react to Utah same-sex marriage halt

Utah’s Motion to Stay Ruling Against Marriage Laws | Ed Whalen at NRO

“Court ruling on gay marriage opens door to same-sex divorce in Utah”

Uncomfortable Truths about Family Breakdown

“Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban Lawsuit Still Pending 9 Years Later” | Huffington Post

Sons of Divorce: School shooters all from homes with an absent dad | W. Bradford Wilcox at NRO

AG: ND can issue marriage license to man already in out-of-state same sex “marriage”

“The straight line from marriage equality to divorce equality”

“In some states, gays fight for right to divorce”

“Miss. Judge Refuses To Grant Gay Couple’s Divorce”

Same-sex couple seeks right to divorce in Ky.

New-born babies to suffer highest rates of family breakdown since records began

Vatican Halts Remarriage Debate Before It Starts

Woman Sues Christian Group Saying She Was Fired For Divorce While Men Were Treated Differently

“Broken marriage led to woman’s unfair firing at Christian nonprofit, lawsuit claims”

Divorce Attorneys Will Love ObamaCare

“Lesbian couples twice as likely as gay men to end civil partnership as ‘divorces’ up by 20%”

Catholics in US less likely to divorce, study shows

Obamacare Provides $7,200 ‘Divorce Incentive,’ $11,000 for Older Couples

    CNSNews: On the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, being married can cost you a lot. Get divorced (or avoid getting married, if you live together), and you save $7,230 per year if you are a fairly typical 40-year-old couple with kids (example: the husband working full-time, and the wife working part time, with the husband making $70,000, and the wife making $23,000).

  • Posted: 09/27/2013
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‘It’s a fairness issue’: A 9-year legal struggle involving LGBT rights might finally come to a conclusion | Okla. Gazette

The Nearlyweds: Couples cohabiting without marriage a growing trend — for blacks, too?

    The Grio (MSNBC): Enter the “nearlywed” couples, which a recent feature in Glamour magazine describes as “couples with all the trappings of marriage—the home, the in-laws, the shared Labradoodle, maybe even the kids—but no actual marriage certificate.” Declaring “nearlyweds” as the latest leaders in relationship trends, Glamour interviewed several (white) couples who extolled the virtues of this commitment-like, but not-all-the-way committed, phenomenon.

  • Posted: 09/16/2013
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Alimony for your eggs

Cohabiting mothers at greater risk financially, UVa research finds | Daily Progress

“Bottum’s Up on Same Sex Marriage” | Jennifer Roback Morse at Christian Post

Jail Becomes Home for Husband Stuck With Lifetime Alimony

    Bloomberg: Schochet, who said he worked as a portfolio manager at Citadel Investment Group Inc. and Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG) and once earned $1 million a year, has been jailed for missing court-ordered payments at least eight times in the past two years as he coped with the end of his 17-year marriage.

  • Posted: 08/27/2013
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Texas Supreme Court takes same-sex divorce cases

Why Not Treat Marriage like a Test Drive? | Kellie Fiedorek at Townhall

Divorce Study Shows That Couples With Longer Commutes Are More Likely To Divorce

The more siblings, the longer your marriage will last

UK: No. of over 60s getting divorce up by three quarters

A high divorce rate means it’s time to try ‘wedleases’

Will the Millennial generation have the lowest marriage rate in history?

    Helen Smith at PJ Media: Add this all together and marriage is not in the cards for many men today, or is so stressful, it is only for the more educated and affluent who can delegate some of these tasks to others. With fewer career prospects and higher expectations of marriage, the average guy this age may just opt out and decide that marriage is not an option. And divorce is more expensive than ever and filled with more uncertainty for men.

  • Posted: 08/08/2013
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Is the Texas Supreme Court about to legalize same-sex marriage?

MN Now Has One Of Its First Same-Sex Divorces

RI same-sex couples use new “marriage” law to get divorced

Oklahoma couples sue for marriage equality | Democratic Underground

New pleadings filed in same-sex marriage ban suit | Tulsa World

“First Gay Divorce Finalized In Colorado”

“Book a Vacation at a Divorce Hotel and End Your Marriage in Luxury” | Daily Beast

Covenant v. traditional marriage in Arkansas

Chart of the Week: Marriage Guards Children Against Poverty | Heritage Foundation

Marriage May Calm a Criminal Impulse in Men