“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 | NewsOK.com

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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: thegrio.com

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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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.bloomberg.com

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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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: pjmedia.com

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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

Firing woman to avoid extramarital affair is unfair, but not gender bias, Iowa Supreme court rules

UK: Most babies born out of marriage by 2016, trend suggests

Oklahoma marriage challenge drags on into ninth year

Same-Sex Parenting: Child Abuse?

After granting foreign same-sex ‘marriage,’ Canadian Senate now approves gay divorce bill

Israeli appeal court upholds Christian marriage in unusual divorce case

Is Forced Fatherhood Fair? | Laurie Shrage at NYT

We Should Reform Child Support | Phyllis Schlafly at Townhall

    Phyllis Schlafly at Townhall: Child support formulas are based on the ridiculous notion that a father would make those same sacrifices for an ex-wife who is living with her new husband or boyfriend and for children he never or seldom sees. Many fathers would happily do more to support their children if they got to see their kids more and were more engaged in their lives. But current child support laws have reverse incentives: The more the mother prevents such contact, the more child support she receives. Child support is not even really child support, because the mother has no obligation to spend the money on the kids, and faithful payment of child support does not buy the father time with his kids. The purpose of child support is to allow the mother to maintain a household and standard of living comparable to the father’s.


  • Posted: 06/18/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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How to Live in a World Where Marriage Is in Decline | Philip Cohen at the Atlantic

TX: Lesbian couple can’t cohabitate: Why not?

Marriage Primer | John Stonestreet interviews Ryan Anderson on YouTube

The Feminist, Pro-Father, and Pro-Child Case against No-Fault Divorce

Cohabitation Nation: Sliding v. Deciding for Marriage

“As Gender Equity Rises, More Ugandan Women Divorce” | AP

Could Pregnancy be a Reason NOT to Get Married? | David Lapp at Family Scholars

    David Lapp at Family Scholars: In “Promises I Can Keep,” Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas find that among the poor single mothers they interviewed, “Nearly everyone has a morality tale to tell of two fools who rushed into marriage only to divorce.” And, “The harshest condemnation is reserved for those who marry because of pregnancy. Such marriages, they believe, are almost certain to end in divorce, and thus benefit neither the couple nor the child.”


  • Posted: 04/26/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: familyscholars.org

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Female Education Has Completely Changed Marriage In America

Is Gay Marriage a Moral Issue or a Civil Liberties Issue? – Pt. 3 | Os Hillman at Christian Post

    Os Hillman at Christian Post: The battle for the family is heating up with one of the most important issues that could cause a huge tipping point in culture-the redefining of marriage by the Supreme Court. This is part 3 of a 4 part series on the topic of gay marriage. In this segment we look at how the failure of Christian marriages and how it has contributed to the issue of the rising gay community and the agenda of the gay community.
    Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/is-gay-marriage-a-moral-issue-or-a-civil-liberties-issue-pt-3-94431/#sfwrzD6dg26Almep.99


  • Posted: 04/22/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Three important perspectives on same-sex marriage | Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture

    Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture: During the 1960s the American understanding of marriage was radically altered by the public acceptance of divorce and contraception. Once divorce became socially acceptable, it was no longer possible to assume that any given marriage involved a permanent bond. Once contraception became the norm, it was no longer possible to assume that a marriage was likely to produce children. Permanence and fecundity are the two legs on which the institution of marriage stood; now they were gone. Today a typical American union is a 3-step process.


  • Posted: 04/17/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.catholicculture.org

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