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  • COUPLES
  • Marriage in England and Wales is available to both opposite-sex and same-sex couples and is legally recognised in the forms of both civil and religious marriage. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (c. 30) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which legalised same-sex marriage in England and Wales. (wikipedia.org)
  • Same-sex marriage was introduced under the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act in March 2014. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tracy Benjamin, left, and Tarina Golly kiss after they were married at the Osceola County Court, early Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Kissimmee, Fla. Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some Florida counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples overnight. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Iceland has become a popular marriage destination for same-sex couples and is listed in the "Top 10 Gay Wedding Destinations" by Lonely Planet . (wikipedia.org)
  • The legislation granted the same range of protections, responsibilities and benefits as marriage , and was only available to same-sex couples. (wikipedia.org)
  • On 18 November 2009, the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Ragna Árnadóttir, confirmed that the Icelandic Government was working on a "single marriage act" which would include both opposite-sex and same-sex couples. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ms. Sollee, who tags herself a "liberal feminist," in 1995 launched the Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education (CMFCE). (smartmarriages.com)
  • The Pontifical Council for the Family is preparing a document for presentation next year at the Seventh World Meeting for Families in Milan, Italy, that will offer practical applications for the formation of children, the instruction of engaged couples in the faith, and preparation of couples immediately before marriage. (ncregister.com)
  • Good marriage preparation is necessary more than ever, given societal and family changes, said Redemptorist Father Robert Ruhnke of San Antonio, who developed the marriage-preparation program "For Better and Forever," which enables couples to practice skills and learn about the impact of their family background on their own lives and relationships. (ncregister.com)
  • Since starting the program last year, the diocese has offered communication courses, and this month hosted a two-day marriage conference for youth, singles and engaged and married couples. (ncregister.com)
  • The diocese also wants to include dating, discernment and marriage in its confirmation program, as well as offering more resources for engaged couples, she said. (ncregister.com)
  • By the time these couples come to do this marriage preparation, they have already made choices for their lives," she said. (ncregister.com)
  • The idea that married couples are financially strong is one of the most common marriage myths. (newsmax.com)
  • Unfortunately, studies have shown that couples living together before marriage have a higher chance of eventually getting divorced. (newsmax.com)
  • societal
  • However, even though the number and societal acceptance of interracial marriages is growing, little has been written about these marriages, the reasons for their increase, or their strengths and liabilities. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Some of the growth can be accounted for by declining societal prejudice towards-and less shame experienced by-people in interracial marriages. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The Church's role is pivotal because there is an urgent need to make a healthy society, with all the societal components working against it, said Chris Codden, president of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers and director of the Office of Marriage and Family for the Diocese of Saint Cloud, Minn. (ncregister.com)
  • spouse
  • The other reason a career can hurt a marriage will be obvious to anyone who has seen his or her mate run off with a co-worker: When your spouse works outside the home, chances increase that he or she will meet someone more likable than you. (forbes.com)
  • Heightened mortality after the death of a spouse: Marriage protection or marriage selection? (repec.org)
  • midnight
  • Midnight countdowns, marriage registrations and celebratory events: People welcomed the dawning of the new imperial era, Reiwa, at various locations in Tokyo with a festive mood. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Behavior
  • Marriage is a key turning point in individuals' lives and helps promote lawful and responsible adult behavior. (hhs.gov)
  • As reported in Physiology and Behavior, marriage can increase life expectancies for both genders, but this benefit is five times stronger for men than for women. (healthday.com)
  • discrimination
  • But, while the focus of attention both inside and outside of Yemen is understandably the political future of the country, following President Saleh's agreement in November to cede power before elections in February, child marriages and other discrimination against women and girls in Yemen continue unabated. (hrw.org)
  • Honoring Karman serves as a reminder that respect for women's rights must not be ignored, including the rights of girls and women to be free from child and forced marriages and other forms of discrimination. (hrw.org)
  • When they balk, as they have whenever I mention allowing sibling, multiple or even incestuous marriage between consenting adults, throw their talking points of discrimination back at them. (freerepublic.com)
  • LGBT
  • Taiwan's legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • emotional
  • It's almost like every couple has the window open for annulment because they don't have a clue what they're getting themselves into," said Bill Coffin, a longtime marriage-education advocate from Silver Spring, Md., and executive director of the Institute for Development of Emotional and Life Skills, who helped pilot the Catholic marriage-preparation course "Mastering the Mysteries of Sacramental Love. (ncregister.com)
  • Family
  • A marriage between a woman from China, whose culture emphasizes the needs of the family over the needs of the individual, and a man from the United States , whose culture emphasizes individual autonomy, would be an example of a intercultural marriage. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Families united by marriage were expected to be of equivalent status, or the groom's family to be of somewhat higher status. (countrystudies.us)
  • Chapter 3 focuses on the mechanisms through which incarceration takes a toll on intimate relations by reducing men's opportunities for marriage and creating barriers to intimacy, family involvement, and economic contribution. (hhs.gov)
  • I was bragging to a New York Times reporter that AAMFT had just gotten another state licensed for marriage-family therapy," she remembered. (smartmarriages.com)
  • In addition, a website initiative of the U.S. Conference of Bishops offers news and information about dating, engagement, marriage and family. (ncregister.com)
  • state
  • Under the current Act three types of celebrants are allowed: ministers of religion, state and territory officers, and civil marriage celebrants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Subdivision B (s.39) preserves the power of "state and territory officers", allowing people who register marriages (under a state law) to also solemnise marriages (i.e. registry marriages). (wikipedia.org)
  • Yet while marriage is a social state and a lifestyle, and it is based on a philosophy of well-being, it is also based on innate biological forces. (americanthinker.com)
  • Marriage is a social state and a lifestyle congruent with myriad philosophies based on human well-being. (americanthinker.com)
  • With respect to teaching our young teenage girls and boys about pregnancy and marriage…I strongly feel that our society should promote and parents should reinforce the importance of being in the right state of mind and position: mentally, spiritually and financially to be a parent - which in most cases is not until someone is well into adulthood. (hubpages.com)
  • While there's no standard definition of a happy marriage, researchers at San Diego State University and the University of Pittsburgh likely came close when they followed the marriages of nearly 500 women for 13 years. (healthday.com)
  • legal
  • The legal minimum age to enter into a marriage in England and Wales is sixteen years, although this requires consent of parents and guardians if a participant is under eighteen. (wikipedia.org)
  • Parental permission (or, in the event of the prior death of the parents, consent from the legal guardians) is required for either party to a marriage who is less than 18 years old, but as long as they are at least 16 years old, a lack of it does not necessarily [ vague ] invalidate the marriage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Same-sex marriage has been legal in Iceland since 27 June 2010. (wikipedia.org)
  • Witches were still being burned at the stake when Sir Matthew Hale came up with his legal theory that rape could not happen within marriage. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Marriage is a contractual obligation entered into by two people of different sexes or of the same sex (legal only in some countries). (newsmax.com)
  • Definition
  • A bill providing for a gender-neutral marriage definition was passed by the Icelandic Althing on 11 June 2010. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the ACL, 'It's important that the definition of marriage remains the union of a man and a woman' not two men or two women and certainly not four women and one man. (freerepublic.com)
  • On July 20, 2005, Canada adopted a politically-correct and therefore divisive 'gender-neutral' marriage definition. (freerepublic.com)
  • regulations
  • Assuming that you have a valid marriage for federal income tax purposes, as defined in "Section 301.7701-18(b) (1) of the Procedure and Administration Regulations that a marriage of two individuals is recognized for federal. (jdsupra.com)
  • common
  • In other words, interracial marriages have become more common for some racial and ethnic groups, but not for others. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Decades ago it would have been greatly unacceptable to be pregnant before marriage, but as this is becoming a more common practice I feel that while society may not think that it is right they are becoming more tolerant of immune to pregnancy before marriage. (hubpages.com)
  • Despite the common stereotype of the groom who has to be dragged to the altar, men have the most to gain from marriage in terms of health. (healthday.com)
  • Let's take a look at some common marriage facts and myths that are still prevalent to this day. (newsmax.com)
  • petition
  • On a petition from Hadiya's father Asokan, Kerala High Court had annulled the marriage last May on the ground that Hadiya, who is in her mid-20s, had been brainwashed into marriage and radicalised. (telegraphindia.com)
  • What is a petition for dissolution of marriage and what does it mean to serve the petition? (jdsupra.com)
  • organizations
  • Dioceses and organizations in the United States and around the world are responding to the need for marriage education with programs that reveal the beauty of the sacrament in the context of young people's lives. (ncregister.com)
  • problems
  • In addressing the problems, U.S. bishops and marriage-education experts have pointed to a need for marriage catechesis among youth and have called for greater education and support for marriage along the entire continuum, from youth education to post-wedding marriage enrichment. (ncregister.com)
  • data
  • In U.S. Census Bureau (2000) data, the number of interracial marriages rose to slightly more than 3,000,000 and comprised approximately 5.5 percent of all marriages. (encyclopedia.com)
  • June 2013: Report This policy brief presents the latest data on child marriage in the Arab region, which includes members of the League of Arab States (stretching from Morocco to Oman). (prb.org)
  • last
  • At the cake shop they run in Taipei, Shane Lin and Marc Yuan are planning their upcoming wedding as they expectantly await Asia's first gay marriage law - but a last-minute push by conservatives could scupper their dreams. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Not all marriages last forever. (newsmax.com)
  • make
  • There are 168 hours in a week: make a commitment to devote at least two of those hours to your marriage every week. (webmd.com)
  • times
  • At times, they strengthen marriages. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Church of England marriages require the banns to be read out three times at the appropriate church or churches unless a Special Licence has been obtained. (wikipedia.org)
  • In agrarian times, marriage brought the partner to help work the farm and manage the children, enterprises that no one could handle alone. (foxnews.com)
  • studies
  • A few other studies, which have focused on employment (as opposed to working hours), have concluded that working outside the home actually increases marital stability, at least when the marriage is a happy one. (forbes.com)
  • help
  • Is marriage a help or a hindrance in spiritual and intellectual pursuits? (hindustantimes.com)
  • They use the following five basic pieces of advice for a good marriage that can help every couple live (more) happily ever after. (webmd.com)
  • It explains how ending child marriage would help countries achieve their Millennium Development Goals that aim to combat poverty and improve health and quality of life for all. (prb.org)
  • individuals
  • First, marriage is not about shaming individuals regarding homosexuality. (americanthinker.com)
  • For example, the number of interracial marriages in China between Shanghainese (individuals who live in Shanghai, China) and individuals from other countries increased 67 percent from 1991 to 1992. (encyclopedia.com)
  • education
  • As girls with little education and power in their marriage, they have little chance of controlling how many children they have, or when they have them. (hrw.org)
  • Having a good marriage takes education," Markham says. (webmd.com)
  • slightly
  • September 2013: Article The persistent separation of racial groups across U.S. neighborhoods has lessened slightly due to mixed-race marriages. (prb.org)