The social institution involving legal and/or religious sanction whereby individuals are joined together.
Legal dissolution of an officially recognized marriage relationship.
The magnitude of INBREEDING in humans.
Voluntary SEXUAL INTERCOURSE between a married person and someone other than the SPOUSE.
Married persons, i.e., husbands and wives, or partners. Domestic partners, or spousal equivalents, are two adults who have chosen to share their lives in an intimate and committed relationship, reside together, and share a mutual obligation of support for the basic necessities of life.
The rights of women to equal status pertaining to social, economic, and educational opportunities afforded by society.
A demographic parameter indicating a person's status with respect to marriage, divorce, widowhood, singleness, etc.
Medical tests taken by couples planning to be married in order to determine presence of genetic and contagious diseases.
Human behavior or decision related to REPRODUCTION.
A form of psychotherapy involving the husband and wife and directed to improving the marital relationship.
The state of birth outside of wedlock. It may refer to the offspring or the parents.
The unmarried man or woman.
The state of having lost a marital partner by death.
The individual's experience of a sense of fulfillment of a need or want and the quality or state of being satisfied.
Legal documents that are declarations of individuals' wishes regarding the disposal of their property or estate after death; esp: written instruments, legally executed, by which dispositions are made of estates. LIVING WILLS are written declarations regarding prolongation of life by extraordinary means.
Struggle or disagreement between parents, parent and child or other members of a family.
The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.
Promotion and protection of the rights of children; frequently through a legal process.
The capacity to conceive or to induce conception. It may refer to either the male or female.
The religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ: the religion that believes in God as the Father Almighty who works redemptively through the Holy Spirit for men's salvation and that affirms Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who proclaimed to man the gospel of salvation. (From Webster, 3d ed)
The sexual union of a male and a female, a term used for human only.
Size and composition of the family.
Literary and oral genre expressing meaning via symbolism and following formal or informal patterns.
Sexual activities of humans.
Deliberate maltreatment of groups of humans beings including violations of generally-accepted fundamental rights as stated by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948.
Deliberate severe and repeated injury to one domestic partner by the other.
Social process whereby the values, attitudes, or institutions of society, such as education, family, religion, and industry become modified. It includes both the natural process and action programs initiated by members of the community.
Factors associated with the definitive onset of a disease, illness, accident, behavioral response, or course of action. Usually one factor is more important or more obviously recognizable than others, if several are involved, and one may often be regarded as "necessary". Examples include exposure to specific disease; amount or level of an infectious organism, drug, or noxious agent, etc.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
The number of births in a given population per year or other unit of time.
A monotheistic religion promulgated by the Prophet Mohammed with Allah as the deity.
A set of beliefs concerning the nature, cause, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency. It usually involves devotional and ritual observances and often a moral code for the conduct of human affairs. (Random House Collegiate Dictionary, rev. ed.)
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
Reproductive rights rest on the recognition of the basic right of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health. They also include the right of all to make decisions concerning reproduction free of discrimination, coercion and violence.
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
Situations affecting a significant number of people, that are believed to be sources of difficulty or threaten the stability of the community, and that require programs of amelioration.
The enactment of laws and ordinances and their regulation by official organs of a nation, state, or other legislative organization. It refers also to health-related laws and regulations in general or for which there is no specific heading.
Members of a Semitic people inhabiting the Arabian peninsula or other countries of the Middle East and North Africa. The term may be used with reference to ancient, medieval, or modern ethnic or cultural groups. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE only in the homozygous state.
The continuous developmental process of a culture from simple to complex forms and from homogeneous to heterogeneous qualities.
A collective expression for all behavior patterns acquired and socially transmitted through symbols. Culture includes customs, traditions, and language.
Behavior patterns of those practicing CONTRACEPTION.
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.
Health care programs or services designed to assist individuals in the planning of family size. Various methods of CONTRACEPTION can be used to control the number and timing of childbirths.
A person who has not attained the age at which full civil rights are accorded.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
Human females as cultural, psychological, sociological, political, and economic entities.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
Child who has lost both parents through death or desertion.
A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
A person's concept of self as being male and masculine or female and feminine, or ambivalent, based in part on physical characteristics, parental responses, and psychological and social pressures. It is the internal experience of gender role.
An independent state in eastern Africa. Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa and is bordered on the north and northeast by Eritrea, on the east by Djibouti and Somalia, on the south by Kenya, and on the west and southwest by Sudan. Its capital is Addis Ababa.
Human males as cultural, psychological, sociological, political, and economic entities.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Those aspects or characteristics which identify a culture.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.
The tendency of an individual or individuals to rely on others for advice, guidance, or support.
A country located in north Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, with a southern border with Western Sahara, eastern border with Algeria. The capital is Rabat.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.

Visual cues to female physical attractiveness. (1/1131)

Evolutionary psychology suggests that a woman's sexual attractiveness is based on cues of health and reproductive potential. In recent years, research has focused on the ratio of the width of the waist to the width of the hips (the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). A low WHR (i.e. a curvaceous body) is believed to correspond to the optimal fat distribution for high fertility, and so this shape should be highly attractive. In this paper we present evidence that weight scaled for height (the body mass index (BMI)) is the primary determinant of sexual attractiveness rather than WHR. BMI is also strongly linked to health and reproductive potential. Furthermore, we show how covariation of apparent BMI and WHR in previous studies led to the overestimation of the importance of WHR in the perception of female attractiveness. Finally, we show how visual cues, such as the perimeter-area ratio (PAR), can provide an accurate and reliable index of an individual's BMI and could be used by an observer to differentiate between potential partners.  (+info)

Marital and parental satisfaction of married physicians with children. (2/1131)

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate personal and professional factors associated with marital and parental satisfaction of physicians. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: A survey was sent to equal numbers of licensed male and female physicians in a Southern California county. Of 964 delivered questionnaires, 656 (68%) were returned completed. Our sample includes 415 currently married physicians with children, 64% male and 36% female. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Ratings of marital and parental satisfaction were measured on a 5-point Likert scale, 5 being extremely satisfied. Prevalence of work and home life factors was also evaluated. The mean score for marital satisfaction was 3.92 (range 1.75-5.0). Approximately half of the physicians reported high levels of marital satisfaction (63% of male physicians and 45% of female physicians). The gender difference disappeared after adjusting for age differences. Two factors were associated with high marital satisfaction: a supportive spouse (odds ratio [OR] 10.37; 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.66, 40.08) and role conflict (OR 0.61; 95% CI 0.42, 0.88). The mean score for parental satisfaction was 3. 43 (range 1.0-5.0), and approximately two thirds of both male and female physicians reported at least moderate levels of parental satisfaction. The major factors associated with parental satisfaction were a supportive spouse (OR 2.24; 95% CI 1.32, 3.80), role conflict (OR 0.35; 95% CI 0.23, 0.53), salaried practice setting (OR 2.14; 95% CI 1.21, 3.81), marriage to a spouse working in a profession (OR 2.14; 95% CI 1.21, 3.81), and marriage to a spouse working as a homemaker (OR 2.33; 95% CI 1.20, 4.56). Number of hours worked was not found to be related to either satisfaction score, but rather to an intervening variable, role conflict. CONCLUSIONS: For physicians with children, our study indicates that minimizing the level of role conflict and having a supportive spouse are associated with higher levels of marital and parental satisfaction. Working in salaried positions and marriage to a spouse who is either working in a profession or who is a stay-at-home parent are also related to high parental satisfaction.  (+info)

Current status of reproductive behaviour in Africa. (3/1131)

The current annual population growth rate of 3.2% in Africa will double the population by the year 2025. The majority of this population is below 15 years of age, and Africa concurrently also has the highest incidence of infertility in the world. Sexual behaviour, which has been poorly studied in Africa, has a direct impact on reproductive health [including fertility, infertility and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)]. The multiple cultures and religions which characterize the African continent also affect reproductive health. Factors that have a significant effect on reproductive health in Africa include greater prevalence of extramarital/commercial sexual activity, polygamy, lower prevalence of contraceptives, reliance on traditional practices, high incidence of STDs and teenage pregnancies. High risk reproductive behaviours are predominantly displayed by adolescents, and the prevalence of STDs, including HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), is very high in this group. Pregnancy-related complications are the major cause of health-related problems in 15-19 year old girls. Maternal mortality rates in most countries remain high. Literacy rates affect these behaviours. It is apparent that changing the sexual behaviour of adolescents is one way of reversing the adverse trends, such as STD transmission, unwanted pregnancy and poor general reproductive health.  (+info)

Seasonal variations in sexual activity and their implications for sexual health promotion. (4/1131)

Although seasonal variations in births are observed in all human populations, the links between calendar events and sexual activity have received little attention in relation to health promotion and service provision. We have plotted various relevant data--routinely collected data for births within and outside of marriage, abortions, sexually transmitted infections, human immunodeficiency virus tests and condom sales figures--by calendar period. The trends point consistently to an increase in sexual activity and unsafe sex occurring at or around the Christmas period, and a longer but less pronounced subsidiary period of increased sexual activity and unsafe sex coinciding with the summer vacation. We conclude that seasonal patterns of sexual activity have implications for provision of sexual health services and for the timing and targeting of sexual health promotional interventions.  (+info)

Highlights of the sexual activity of the heterosexual population in the province of Quebec. (5/1131)

OBJECTIVES: To describe and quantify the level of sexual activity of the heterosexually active population of Quebec. METHODS: The data analysed included 2889 heterosexually active individuals aged 15-60 (agemed = 32) from a 1996-7 survey on the sexual lifestyles of the general population of Quebec. Various probability distributions were studied to assess their capacity to describe and quantify the lifetime and yearly numbers of sexual partners of the sampled population. To estimate the annual rates of new partner acquisition, a generalised linear model was fitted to the number of lifetime sexual partners as a function of age, years of sexual activity, and sex. RESULTS: The mean and variance of the number of lifetime sexual partners for men (mean = 11, s2 = 163) is higher than for women (mean = 6, s2 = 72). The negative binomial and lognormal probability distributions give the most adequate fit to the lifetime number of partners for both agglomerated and stratified (by sex and age) data. The estimated annual rates of new partner acquisition provide two important results for prevention: (1) the first year of sexual activity represents the highest annual rate of new partner acquisition independent of age, (2) annual rates of new partner acquisitions increase through mid-life (ages 40-50) combined with a decrease in condom use. CONCLUSION: Problems caused by the use of large categories in the estimation of mean and variance cannot totally be overcome by fitting probability distributions to the empirical data despite good fits. Furthermore, we believe that adequate estimates of the annual rate of new partner acquisition should be a better measure of the risk of HIV infection than the number of partners since the first is a measure of incidence while the second is a measure of prevalence.  (+info)

Abortion rates reflect the optimization of parental investment strategies. (6/1131)

Parental investment decisions in human beings, including infanticide, have usually been considered in relation to the postnatal survival probabilities of their children. A number of factors which influence parental ability and willingness to invest in offspring have been identified from these studies. Here we argue that at least some of the same factors which influence investment decisions postpartum also affect the decision to terminate a current pregnancy through voluntary abortion. We show that both female age and marital status influence the probability of abortion, with the key variable being the likelihood of future marriage. Thus, abortion procedures extend a woman's ability to manage her reproduction into the prenatal period.  (+info)

Longevity and the costs of reproduction in a historical human population. (7/1131)

It has been argued that the priority that natural selection places on reproduction negatively affects other processes such as longevity and the problem posed by this trade-off underlies the disposable soma theory for the evolution of human ageing. Here we examine the relationship between reproduction and longevity in a historical human population (the Krummhorn, north-west Germany 1720-1870). In our initial analyses, we found no support for the hypothesized negative effects of reproduction on longevity: married women who remained childless lived no longer than women who reproduced and women who had few children lived no longer than women who had many children. However, more detailed analyses in relation to socio-economic class revealed that the extent to which reproduction has an effect on longevity is a function of the level of economic deprivation. We found that, when possible sources of confound were controlled for (e.g. duration of marriage and amount of time spent in fecund marriage), there is an increasingly strong relationship between longevity and reproduction with increasing poverty.  (+info)

New estimates of intergenerational time intervals for the calculation of age and origins of mutations. (8/1131)

Intergenerational time intervals are frequently used in human population-genetics studies concerned with the ages and origins of mutations. In most cases, mean intervals of 20 or 25 years are used, regardless of the demographic characteristics of the population under study. Although these characteristics may vary from prehistoric to historical times, we suggest that this value is probably too low, and that the ages of some mutations may have been underestimated. Analyses were performed by using the BALSAC Population Register (Quebec, Canada), from which several intergenerational comparisons can be made. Family reconstitutions were used to measure interval lengths and variations in descending lineages. Various parameters were considered, such as spouse age at marriage, parental age, and reproduction levels. Mother-child and father-child intervals were compared. Intergenerational male and female intervals were also analyzed in 100 extended ascending genealogies. Results showed that a mean value of 30 years is a better estimate of intergenerational intervals than 20 or 25 years. As marked differences between male and female interval length were observed, specific values are proposed for mtDNA, autosomal, X-chromosomal, and Y-chromosomal loci. The applicability of these results for age estimates of mutations is discussed.  (+info)

In a recent article, a couple who had married in Massachusetts in 2009 is challenging the Texas constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. The couple surfaced when they moved to Texas and attempted to put both names on their childs birth certificate. As time continues, it will become publicly evident that same-sex marriages are doomed.. Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is marriage between two people of the same sex. Legal recognition of same-sex marriage or the possibility to perform a same-sex marriage is sometimes referred to as marriage equality or equal marriage, particularly by supporters. The legalization of same-sex marriage is characterized as redefining marriage by many opponents. According to Wikipedia, marriage is called matrimony or wedlock. Is is a socially or ritually recognized union or legal contract between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between them, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws.. The word marriage has ...
An early age at first marriage is known to be associated with a high risk of divorce. Yet, it has been suggested that beyond a certain point, the relationship between age at marriage and marital instability may become positive because as unmarried women begin to hear their biological clock tick, they may settle for matches far from the optimal. Analyses based on cycles 5 and 6 of the National Surveys of Family Growth show that the relationship between age at marriage and marital instability is strongly negative up to the late 20s, with a flattening of the curve thereafter. ...
Data Documentation - Survey Census 1960 (US, County & State); Age at First Marriage (Volume II, Part IV - Subject Reports); Definitions and Explanations
Data Documentation - Survey Census 1960 Tracts Only Set; Age at First Marriage (Volume II, Part IV - Subject Reports); Collection and Processing of Data
In the United States, marriage is primarily governed by each individual state and marriage laws differ from state to state. Several states allow civil unions between two people of the same sex, and ten, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Maryland, Maine, Washington, Rhode Island and Iowa, plus the District of Columbia, currently issue same-sex marriage licenses. These marriage licenses are not recognized by the Federal government. In 1996 Congress recognized the likelihood that liberal activists would soon seek changes to the laws in some states that pertain to homosexuals. It considered the possibility of test cases reaching the Supreme Court, and of the court conceivably ruling that a state-even though it prohibits same-sex marriage itself-must honor same-sex marriages performed in another state pursuant to the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the United States Constitution. The Defense of Marriage act, which was passed and signed by President Clinton, prevents this ...
This Article highlights both the rewards in accepting and the risks in rejecting a claim of sex discrimination as one constitutional basis for invalidating restrictions on marriage for same-sex couples. It argues that recognition of same-sex marriage and elimination of enforced sex roles are as inextricably intertwined as the duck is with the rabbit in the famous optical illusion. As the Article demonstrates, this has long been clear to opponents, from the pope to David Blankenhorn, but needs to become as clear to proponents and to judges deciding same-sex marriage cases if we are to preserve and extend the liberty and equality of all regardless of sex or orientation. The Article begins by suggesting some advantages of thin over thick definitions of both sex and marriage in law. Through a review, first of landmark U.S. Supreme Court sex discrimination cases concerning the law of marriage and then of state constitutional same-sex marriage litigation from the 1970s to the present, it goes on to
The youth summit held in Kinshasa on October 29, 2014, was a day filled with learning about early marriages and the disadvantages that they cause in young peoples lives, as well as a discovery of the many talents of children. The summit brought together 80 children from different organizational structures: child reporters, students from the National Art Institute and Academy of Fine Arts, and children supervised by the NGO War Child; all accompanied by their supervisors. At the beginning of the summit, we were briefed on early marriage before getting to work. As Esther, a former street child, now accompanied by War Child, told me, Today, I learned that I can not enter into a marriage before adulthood. Marriage before adulthood comes with many consequences, such as having difficulties in childbirth such as the risk of death, without having fulfilled ones dreams. After the presentation, there was a video in which we learned that a 12-year-old girl still needs guidance to distinguish good from ...
Daniel Scott Smith has summarized the findings of thirty-eight family reconstitution studies (twenty-seven of which described French villages from the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries) as follows: A woman who married at age 20 exactly, and survived to age 45 with her husband would bear nine children (p. 22). Thus the potential maximum fertility was only about half of Leridons biological maximum. And what is more, Smiths potential maximum fertility is an overstatement for two reasons: first, the average age at first marriage for northwestern European women was not twenty and second about one-third of all marriages were broken by the death of one partner before age forty-five, which Smith is using as a shorthand measurement for the onset of menopause. In Smiths sample of thirty-eight villages, for example, the average age at first marriage for women was 25.7 years old; their husbands were 28.0 years old.. Basing his conclusions on fifty-four published studies describing age-specific ...
At ten oclock tomorrow morning, the Justices will hear one hour of oral arguments on the constitutionality of Californias Proposition 8, which amended that states constitution to prohibit same-sex marriages. The Court will then return on Wednesday morning to hear nearly two hours of arguments on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage for federal laws and programs - including things like income taxes, estate taxes, and Social Security survivors benefits - as a union between a man and a woman only.. Under any circumstances, the same-sex marriage cases would shine a spotlight squarely on the Court, but that spotlight will be even brighter given the recent coverage of the dramatic growth in public support for same-sex marriage, reflected not only in recent polls but also in statements by Republican Senator Rob Portman - who was on Mitt Romneys short list for potential vice-presidential candidates - and former President Bill Clinton, who signed DOMA into law in 1996. ...
Oct 17, 2012. We Need a Shutout! US Marriage Score today: 0-32. Citizens Decide the Fate of Marriage. To say it is a pivotal time for marriage would be quite an understatement! Supporters of same-sex marriage are energized by recent developments such as the extreme support of so-called gay rights by a sitting U.S. President, including his reversal and now support of same-sex marriage, the abolition of the militarys Dont Ask Dont Tell policy, and this presidents refusal to defend the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (his stated preference is to have the DOMA abolished).. Add to this various court actions such as the striking down of Californias Prop 8, the imposition of same-sex marriage by the courts upon the citizens of Iowa and ballot initiatives in four states that may bring to the U.S. the first time that same-sex marriage would be legalized by popular vote.. Yes, it appears that the trajectory of events favors gay advocates. But not so fast! Will gay marriage carry the day this ...
Marriage information is generally handwritten on sheets of paper. After 1848, information was recorded on pre-printed forms. After 1897, forms were required from the witnesses and the bride and groom requiring additional information. The earliest law requiring marriage registration was in 1673, but few counties complied with the law. Marriages were performed either by a clergyman or justice of the peace. In 1719, law required that marriages have a license or banns published three weeks before the marriage. In the colonial period, it is estimated that most marriages were by banns, but about 25 percent were by license. Some marriage bonds from 1711-1795 do exist. Beginning in 1795, marriages were recorded by county courts of common pleas. State registration of marriages began in May 1848. Marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to protect the interests of the wife and other heirs. Information included on marriage records is usually considered fairly reliable. Sometimes ...
Last week the Supreme Court delivered a serious blow to the opponents of legalizing same-sex marriage, when they struck down the portions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that prevented the federal government from granting the same rights and privileges to same-sex married couples as they grant to opposite-sex marriages. DOMA was the last line of defense the right-wing had to stop federal acceptance of same-sex marriage, and now the Supreme Court has declared it to be unconstitutional ...
Using data from a 2007 study conducted in Amhara region, Ethiopia and multivariate logistic regression models, this paper analyzed the odds of reporting a stopped formal engagement or marriage among adolescent girls aged 10-19 years. Self-initiated discussion about forestalling marriage, community counseling of parents against early marriage, exposure to early marriage prevention messages from religious leaders, and secondary school attendance were positively associated with the odds of reporting a stopped child marriage or formal engagement. The odds of reporting that a child marriage was stopped declined with an increase in the perceived level of stigma against families whose daughters marriages had been stopped. A gap of 3 or more years in the legal and community definitions of early marriage was associated with significantly lower odds of stopped child marriages in rural as compared to urban areas.. ...
The author illustrates how qualitative data from open-ended interviews, pile sorts, and triad sorts can be used to test quantitatively for intracultural variation in norms. Specifically, the author tests whether Gusii men and women in the Suneka Division of Kisii District in southwest Kenya have developed a common set of standards in response to symptoms of malaria. In this small sample, the focus is on internal, rather than external, validity. While the findings about Gusii responses to malaria are not generalizable beyond the village where the data were collected, the method described may be used to study cultural similarities across socioeconomic, gender, and other groups.. ...
As shown in the figure, Americans approval of same-sex marriage has been increasing steadily for the past two decades. But a sharp decline in support did occur in the wake of Lawrence. That case did not deal directly with the issue of same-sex marriage (although Justice Antonin Scalia s dissent in the case raised the specter of it). Nevertheless, a highly salient debate over same-sex marriage began in the wake of that decision. Almost immediately, support for same-sex marriage dropped, fueled in large part by those who were strongly (as compared to mildly) opposed. The downward trajectory continued through the much-reported pair of decisions from Massachusetts in 2003 and 2004, and until the 2004 election, when same-sex marriage continued to be a salient political issue. At the time, the elite debate was highly lopsided in favor of opponents, as evidenced by the fact that virtually no member of Congress, let alone a presidential candidate, was willing to express support for same-sex ...
But in his August 8 ruling Judge Alan C. Kay, a Reagan appointee, found that Hawaii s legislature had a legitimate interest in legislating on behalf of traditional marriage. Throughout history and societies, marriage has been connected with procreation and childrearing, wrote Kay in his decision, which ran to 117 pages. It follows that it is not beyond rational speculation to conclude that fundamentally altering the definition of marriage to include same-sex unions might result in undermining the societal understanding of the link between marriage, procreation, and family structure. He added that to suddenly constitutionalize the issue of same-sex marriage would short-circuit the legislative actions that have been taking place in Hawaii.... Accordingly, because Hawaii s marriage laws are rationally related to legitimate government interests, they do not violate the federal Constitution. 
The Council of Grand Justices yesterday began a session to hear a constitutional challenge concerning same-sex marriage, during which the spotlight fell mostly on Minister of Justice Chiu Tai-san (邱太三), who defended the legality of the Civil Codes definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman. In an unprecedented move, the debate was live-streamed. A ruling is expected within two months. Taiwan is the first Asian nation to assent to a constitutional interpretation on the legalization of same-sex marriage. The debate addressed two requests for an interpretation, filed by the Taipei City Government and gay rights advocate Chi Chia-wei (祁家威),
To examine the causes of marital instability throughout the life course, six waves of data were collected between 1980 and 2000 from married individuals who were between the ages of 18 and 55 in 1980. Information collected in 1980 (Wave I) focused on the effects of wives participation in the labor force on marriage and marital instability. Measures predicting marital instability and divorce and assessing marital quality were developed. Variables include information on earnings, commitment to work, hours worked, and occupational status. The focus of Wave II, conducted in 1983, was to link changes in factors such as economic resources, wifes employment, presence of children, marital satisfaction, life goals, and health to actions intended to dissolve a marriage, such as divorce and permanent separation. Information on adjustment to marital dissolution, relationship with in-laws, size of home, parents employment, use of free time, club membership, child-care arrangements, and responsibility for ...
Sama researchers point to a need for research that better explores and addresses the connections between marriage-especially early and nonconsensual marriage-on health outcomes. The Sama researchers also call for research on the vulnerability of young girls in marital relationships, including a gendered analysis of unequal power dynamics within marriage. Critical insights from this research could lead to the development, implementation and evaluation of multi-pronged solutions that address health outcomes, while also looking at root causes of early and child marriage such as gender inequality.. If you would like to learn more about the report, read the summary or contact Sama Resource Group for Women and Health for the full report. While this research was preliminary, Sama is currently engaged in more in-depth research on the overlap between early and child marriage and mental health outcomes.. ...
Advocates of same-sex marriage, who had been far outnumbered as demonstrators two years earlier, were a large and constant presence in the State House throughout the 2004 convention, coordinated by MassEquality, an umbrella organization formed to respond to the public backlash against Goodridge. They had mobilized constituent telephone calls with increasing success in the weeks before the convention and emphasized the impact on children being raised by gay parents.[52] The amendments proponents drew support from Massachusetts Citizens for Life and larger donations than they had previously received, along with personal lobbying in localities.[53] The Legislature met in joint session as a constitutional convention on February 11, and after six hours of debate rejected two amendments, one proposed by House Speaker Thomas M. Finneran and the other by Senate President Robert E. Travaglini. Both banned same-sex marriage, one made civil unions possible and the other established civil unions. Finneran ...
There are 201885 comments on the story from Aug 4, 2010, titled Judge overturns Californias ban on same-sex marriage. In it, reports that: A federal judge in California has knocked down the states voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling Wednesday that the states controversial Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.. Join the discussion below, or Read more at ...
AUGUSTA, Maine - Sounding a theme of small government and individual liberties, the campaign working to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine on Monday introduced a group of 20 Republicans who plan to vote in favor of same-sex marriage in November and campaign on the ballot measures behalf in…. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
Research OverviewThe TRAction project is supporting research conducted at the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) exploring the underlying cultural barriers that lead to early marriage and high rates of teenage fertility in Bangladesh.
The agenda of 1 Saralyn Chesnut is director of the offices of lgbt life. The issue of same-sex marriage is on many Americans minds this election year. We have heard arguments for and against a proposed Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) that would define marriage as between a man and a woman only. Voters in Missouri and Louisiana already have ratified state constitutional amendments that prohibit same-sex marriage, and on Nov. 2 voters in 11 additional states will decide whether to do the same. Georgia is one of these 11. Yet Georgias Amendment 1 is not really about same-sex marriage, which is already prohibited under Georgias 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Support-ers of Amendment 1 purport to be worried about activist judges who might overturn the law, but in reality, same-sex marriage is not on the horizon in the state of Georgia. No, even Georgia voters who do not approve of same-sex marriage can-and should-vote against Amendment 1. Here are five reasons why:. 1) The Amendment 1 ...
The Pew Research Center, using U.S. Census Bureau data from the 2008 American Community Survey, reports that five percent of all Americans were in serial marriages in 2008. The Pew report, The States of Marriage and Divorce, presents data on the marriage status of Americans in each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia. It defines serial marriage as three or more marriages and includes an interactive map that gives state-by-state information on marriage and divorce in the United States.. According to Pew,The states of California (4% men, 4% women), Massachusetts (2% men, 2% women), and New York (2% men, 2% women), as well as Pennsylvania (3% men, 3% women), Minnesota (3% men, 3% women), Wisconsin (3% men, 3% women), Illinois (4% men, 4% women), Hawaii (men 3%, women 3%) and the District of Columbia (men 3%, women 2%) have lower rates of serial marriage than the national average, which is 5% for both men and women. Michigan has an average rate of serial marriage (5% men, 5% women). ...
Same-sex marriage has been on the political agenda in Australia for several years, of the broader debate about the legal recognition of same-sex relationships. to gay marriage in May , shortly before regaining the Labor leadership. The history of same-sex marriage in Australia includes its express prohibition by the Howard In the election campaign of , then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard, in an interview with the Australian Christian Debate on the Plebiscite (Same-​Sex Marriage) Bill was held in the House between 11-20 October, until the​.. Leaders debate australia same sex marriage in Elgin
Other Helpful Marriage Resources:. The Unfair Advantage: A Grace-inspired Path to Winning at Marriage, Dr. Harold Arnold, Jr.. Faith in Focus: The Highest Prize (Proverbs 14:6). Cynics look high and low for wisdom - and never find it; the open-minded find it right on their doorstep!  (MSG). Featured Presentation: How Millennial Marriage Thrives. Special Guest: Mrs. Alyssa Banks, Millennial Entrepreneur. Why is Millennial Marriage a Dilemma?. According to the Pew Research Center, traditional marriage has been on a downward trajectory for generations, but among millennials marriage may be in an all out free fall. The Pew Research Center reports that 25 percent of millennials are likely to never be married.. A recent Urban Institute report finds that an unparalleled number of todays millennials are likely to delay marriage into their 40s. In fact, there is some evidence that the marriage rate for millennials might drop to 70 percent - a figure well below rates for boomers (91 percent), ...
Many individuals want marriage at some point in their life. Studies show there are many benefits to marriage. According to research, people who are married typically are happier, healthier, and wealthier. They are better equipped to cope with major life crises such as severe illness, job loss, or the responsibilities of caring for a sick child. Married people are also far less likely to be poor.. When thinking about a forced marriage, however, it is important to take into account the positives as well as the challenges of marriages.. According to the University of Michigans Monitoring the Future Survey, the vast majority of high school seniors (82% of senior girls and 70% of senior boys) agree that a good marriage is extremely important to them and disapprove of divorce. Social psychologist, Dr. Susan Boone, claims that happy marriages are based on a deep friendship, knowing each other well, and having mutual respect.. Sadly, many marriages still end in divorce and statistics suggest marriages ...
Dear Cecil:. The continuing controversy over gay marriage has gotten me thinking about regular old marriage. Why do we have marriage laws at all? What business is it of the government who I shack up with? And why do gays want to get entangled in an institution that, judging from the example of Murphy Brown et al, many heterosexuals would just as soon dispense with?. - SWM looking to stay that way, Chicago. Cecil replies:. Good point. Gay men and lesbians are often portrayed as subverting the social order. But what are they trying to do? Join the military! Get married! Fix up the house and raise kids! In short, build the kind of world the religious right dreams of, except that the basic social unit is a happily married couple of the same sex.. No one disputes that the original purpose of the marriage laws was to facilitate procreation. But is this objective obsolete? Lots of people think so. The present law of marriage is based on an outmoded appreciation of marriage as it operates in ...
For those who have done everything they can and are not met with the level of commitment necessary to maintain a marriage, Im deeply sorry for your loss and for the betrayal against you and the marriage. Sometimes knowing that everything humanly possible was done on your part to make it work is a beautiful truth that will eventually be a comfort. You hear advice to do everything humanly possible to make it work, but if you run out of humanly possible, then it is were never destined to make a marriage work by yourself. That wasnt the arrangement. If one of the two fails the marriage in a way that is irreparable, then there is not a marriage left to repair. The choice avoid such damage should have been the priority; the repair of a damage marriage does not rest solely on the shoulders of the one who is betrayed. So, sometimes you must accept that a partner put the marriage on the chopping block. And miracles do occur, but if you have a partner who keeps putting the miracles on the ...
URBANA, Ill. - Until the U.S. Supreme Courts Obergefell v. Hodges decision in 2015 provided federal recognition of same-sex marriage in the United States, individual state laws varied. Some states were clear on whether or not they would recognize the marriages of same-sex couples, and others were in an uncertain flux, in some instances legalizing, then backpedaling on the decision days later. Some married couples thus faced uncertainty about whether their union would continue to be legally valid.
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Fatimata sits on the clay soil in a colourful dress. With her face set in sadness, she searches for the words she needs: Marriage disgusts me she says loudly. The 12-year-old would prefer to carry on going to school. However, she hasnt got a say in this; her father is in charge of her fate. School ruins girls, says the Tuareg, whose head is wrapped in a turban. That is why he has decided that Fatimata is to marry her 30-year-old cousin. Her father explains that early marriage is a tradition in Niger and is permitted.. In the film made by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Fatimatas mother sits next to her husband without saying a word. Later, on her own, she tells the camera: I know how important school is but there is nothing I can do. After all, she was also the victim of forced marriage in her younger years.. Niger in West Africa has the worlds highest rate of child marriages. A total of 76 per cent of under-18-year olds are already married and 28 per cent of girls are ...
The growing number of same-sex marriage laws in the United States has had no effect on the marriage rate among heterosexual couples according to new findings by researchers at Portland State Universitys School of Community ...
In many traditional societies, womens age at marriage acts simultaneously as a gateway to new family roles and the likelihood of producing offspring. However, inadequate attention has previously been given to the broader health and social implications of variability in womens marriage age for public health. Biomedical scientists have primarily been concerned with whether the onset of reproduction occurs before the woman is adequately able to nurture her offspring and maintain her own health. Social scientists have argued that early marriage prevents women from attaining their rightful education, accessing employment and training opportunities, developing social relationships with peers, and participating in civic life. The aim of this review article is to provide comprehensive research evidence on why womens marriage age, independent of age at first childbirth, is a crucial issue for public health. It focuses on data from four South Asian countries, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, in which
Wives inability to fall asleep at night has interpersonal consequences in marriage. The quality of interactions among married couples is affected by wives inability to fall asleep at night, but not by husbands sleep problems, suggests new research that will be presented Monday, June 13, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS).. Results show that, among wives, taking longer to fall asleep at night predicted their reports of more negative and less positive marital interactions the next day, and it also predicted their husbands reports of less positive marital interaction ratings the following day. In contrast, husbands sleep did not affect their own or their wifes report of next days marital interactions.. We found that wives sleep problems affect her own and her spouses marital functioning the next day, and these effects were independent of depressive symptoms, said principal investigator Wendy M. ...
By Dr. Charles & Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz for For starters, we all know that good sex can be fun, romantic, exciting, and something that makes most consenting adults feel warm and fuzzy all over. Over the years we have interviewed thousands of successfully married couples, and most report a reasonable degree of satisfaction with their sex life. But here is our most important research finding concerning this issue: no marriage was ever made successful because the couple had a great sex life!. And more importantly, when we asked successfully married couples how important sex is to the success of their marriage - to rank on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest - the average rank was only 6! This finding has held true over the more than 30 years of our research. The results are hardly a resounding endorsement for the importance of sex in a successful marriage.. You see, marriage is a multi-faceted and highly complex relationship, and in the best marriages, no one aspect stands out ...
Filled with practical teaching straight from Gods Word, A Marriage Without Regrets will give you the tools to build a healthy marriage from the start, strengthen a good marriage, or save a marriage from spiraling toward disaster. Along with her longtime husband, Jack, Kay founded Precepts Ministries International and is known for her inductive teaching of the Bible. In this book, she teaches Gods precepts for marriage and shares the truths that transformed her marriage and can change yours as well. A Marriage Without Regrets: No Matter Where You Are or Where Youve Been (9780736920759) by Kay Arthur
Contemporary scholars in the sociology of the family tend to emphasize the delay in the entry of first marriage, as this has been a key demographic shift in family life since the mid-twentieth century. In keeping with this focus, research has explored how marriage is conceptualized as an achievement or a capstone for adult life. However, relatively early marriage is not uncommon, as many young adults wed before their mid-twenties. More importantly, however, there are signs that the reasoning behind marital decisions is not the same for all young adults. Specifically, researchers have focused on secular understandings of marriage and adulthood, at the expense the religious imperatives that drive many young people of faith to pursue an alternate path to adulthood which prioritizes family life. Using in-depth interviews with 87 partnered Evangelical young adults (ages 18-29) and embedded ethnographic observation, I explore how religion and social class sensibilities interact to shape marital timelines and
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A woman whose terminal ovarian cancer led her to push Indiana to recognize her same-sex marriage, eventually overturning the states gay marriage ban, has died at the age of 38. Niki Quasney died... US News Summaries. | Newser
(CNN) -- Support for same-sex marriage has received a boost, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research survey released Tuesday. The poll indicates that more than half of all Americans believe that marriages between gay or lesbian couples should be legally valid.
(CNN) - Two of the late President Ronald Reagans children are taking opposing stances on same-sex marriage, as Supreme Court justices weigh a federal ban prohibiting marriages between gays and lesbians.
Taiwans government said on Wednesday that it would propose a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in Asias first such bill amid a heated debate over marriage equality that has divided the self-ruled island.
The first paragraph from a story on the possibility of D.C. legalizing gay marriage which appeared in the September 17 Washington Blade (emphasis mine): If Democrats expand their majority in Congress and California voters uphold same-sex marriage, a… Read More. ...
Bishop Harry Jackson discusses concerns of how same-sex marriage is affecting children and the values of our culture. He looks at several countries that openly suport gay marriage for examples of how this new normal could impact the U.S.
Each day before the reaping, the 11-year-old girl walked between the stunted stalks of millet with a sense of mounting dread. In a normal year, the green shoots vaulted out of the ground and rose as high as 13 feet (4 meters), a wall tall enough to conceal an adult man. This time, they only reached her waist. Even the tallest plant in her familys plot barely grazed her shoulder. Zali could feel the tug of the invisible thread tying her fate to that of the land. As the world closed in around her, she knew that this time the bad harvest would mean more than just hunger.. In Hawkantaki, it is the rhythm of the land that shapes the cycle of life, including the time of marriage. The size of the harvest determines not only if a father can feed his family, but also if he can afford to keep his daughter under his roof.. Even at the best of times, one out of every three girls in Niger marries before her 15th birthday, a rate of child marriage among the highest in the world, according to a UNICEF ...
The EurasiaNet piece (and the report it cites) on early marriage in Tajikistan, as well as other similar pieces on underage marriage elsewhere in the world, points to an important issue. Equally important is the ability to see the practice of early marriage as motivated by more than just religion or culture. But early marriage is not the only consequence of strained economic times. What is missing from this discussion is that marriage has often been traditionally as much an economic contract between two individuals and two families as a religious contract or a bond of love within legal parameters for reproduction and social harmony. Thus, poverty cannot only lead to young girls being married off to much older men but also women, over the marriageable legal age of a particular country, marrying far older men, entering polygamous relationships (which the Eurasia Foundation report notes) or even temporary marriages. Marriage, for many women facing financial burdens or uncertainty, becomes seen as a ...
Child marriage in the United States refers to a marriage in the United States where at least one party is under the age of 18.[1] Between 2000 and 2015, over 200,000 minors were legally married in the United States.[2] The vast majority of child marriages were between a child and an adult.[3][2] The majority of married children were girls.[2] As of January 2019, 48 out of 50 U.S. states have exceptions in their laws which allow children to marry (In 2018, Delaware[4] and New Jersey[5] became the first two states to completely ban child marriage). The minimum age for marriage in the United States is set by each state, and 17 of the U.S. states do not have a legal minimum age of marriage. Individuals aged 18 have the free ability to marry in the US states, except in Nebraska (19) and Mississippi (21). In addition, no state, except Delaware and New Jersey, forbid minors to marry in certain circumstances, such as parental consent, judicial consent, pregnancy, or a combination of these situations. In ...
The policy and program discourse related to early marriage (i.e., marriage before age 18) has increased significantly in India during the past decade.
Marriage is a social institution governed by norms and expectations, and situated within a social context of intricate kin networks. This chapter discusses the courtship patterns, family support for the union, and the role of marriage preparation in sustaining contemporary marriages. Contemporary marriages are increasingly dominated by individual interests and expected to meet personal needs of self-fulfilment and happiness. Women who married for romantic love were more likely to remain married, and those who married for reasons of economic security or to secure housing were more likely to be divorced. Of equal significance is the role of marriage preparation in preparing the script for navigating modern marital relationship. One of the functions of courtship is to facilitate marriage preparation. The chapter focuses on the spouse selection. It surfaces the empirical support for many hypotheses linking marital choices and marriage stability.Keywords: courtship patterns; marriage preparation; modern
Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul-mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that marriage does not mean til death do us part, but merely for as long as my needs are being met; and that when serious differences arise, divorce is the best solution. According to the Bible, all of these modern-day assumptions miss what marriage is all about. In The Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller, along with Kathy, his wife of forty years, draws a profound portrait of marriage from the pages of Scripture that neither idealizes nor rejects the institution but points us back to the relationship between God and man. The result is a vision for marriage that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful. This six-session video Bible study is for anyone from singles, to couples considering marriage, to those who have been married recently or for a long time. The six sessions are: The Secret of Marriage The Essence of Marriage The Mission of
Anyone who has married an immigrant may be wondering what is marriage fraud. Marriage fraud is a common concern amongst individuals who are marrying an immigrant who is trying to become a citizen. Some people find that they have become victims of marriage fraud without even realizing it.. Marriage fraud is an act of marriage that occurs with a desire for an advance in lifestyle rather than love. Many immigrants find it extremely difficult to obtain citizenship on their own. They will turn to marriage in order to receive a valid citizenship, because it is an easier process. The married couple will have to prove their knowledge of each other, show finances that they share, and clearly demonstrate the need for their spouse to achieve citizen status. The couple will have to go through an aggressive interview process with the immigration board before a citizenship is awarded. A good indication of marriage fraud would be the desire or act of divorce after a two year period of marriage. If the couple ...
The three essays in this dissertation examine issues related to family structure and marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa. The first two essays explore how family structures influence childrens outcomes. The third essay focuses on the data quality of marriage histories collected in a longitudinal survey. The first essay examines whether the timing and type of orphanhood is associated with early sexual debut and early marriage among 12-19-year-old adolescents in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, and Uganda. I also test whether education mediates orphans risk of early sexual initiation and early marriage. Discrete-time event history models suggest that female double orphans, regardless of timing of orphanhood, have greater odds of early sexual debut than do nonorphans. Education explains little of their increased risk. In contrast, male orphans of any type reveal no increased vulnerability to early sexual debut. Uganda is the only country where female orphans, specifically double orphans and those who are paternal
The decisions address different issues, and neither declares a broad constitutional right to same-sex marriage that covers residents of all 50 states. But in each case, acting on the final day of the term that began last October, a 5-4 court majority endorsed a position that helps the same-sex marriage cause, as well as individual couples.. Were proud of you guys, President Obama said in a broadcast telephone call from Air Force One to the two same-sex couples who had contested Proposition 8, and were proud to have this in California.. The Proposition 8 case involved a challenge to the 2008 California ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage. On Wednesday, the court concluded that the supporters of the California ban lacked the legal standing to defend the measure. For same-sex couples in California, the real-world result could be theyre able to secure marriage licenses within about 25 days, once an appellate court takes a necessary procedural step.. As soon as they lift the stay, ...
This study aimed to determine the changing prevalence of consanguineous marriage in India between two national-level surveys. The primary hypothesis was whether region of residence and religious affiliation continue to play a significant role in determining consanguineous marriage even after controlling other potentially significant confounding variables. Data from the 81,781 and 85,851 ever-married women during the National Family and Health Surveys (NFHS) survey periods 1992-1993 (NFHS-1) and 2015-2016 (NFHS-4), respectively, were used in the analysis. Multinomial and binary logistic regression analyses examined determinants of consanguineous marriage types and of paternal and maternal first-cousin marriages, respectively. In both analyses a systematic model-building procedure was adopted. Altogether, four models were estimated. In the final model (model 4) of both the analyses, all respondent background characteristics (region of residence, religious affiliation, sociodemographic, household wealth)
Polygamy remains one of the key topics in various societies. It is through cultural practices, beliefs and also on the individuals choices that people decide to be committed to polygamy lifestyles. In several parts of Africa, polygamy is not only a marriage of choice but a value system that inspires and shapes family relations. With the discourse of rights, in particular womens rights, unstoppable coming to the fore, the practice of polygamy stands seriously challenged and its future is in grave doubt. However, polygamy remains widespread across the world.1 There are consequences to each type of marriage that certain individuals might adapt to. Women who have entered into polygamous marriages have different experiences that can be enriching to those who practice monogamy. This dissertation will highlight what people in polygamous marriages in the Gambia face on a daily basis. This dissertation will not argue that there are more disadvantages for women who are in polygamous marriages than there ...
The UN Commission on Status of Women, Session 57, debated inclusion of child marriage in agreement on eliminating violence against women, as Malawi seeks to raise its legal age of marriage from 15 to 18. More than 140 million girls will become child brides by 2020 if current rates of early marriage continue, according to the UN.. Of that number of girls aged under 18, 50 million will be younger than 15, says the UN Population Fund, which co-hosted a panel on child marriage at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on Thursday.. Although rates of child marriage vary between and within countries, most take place in rural sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia.. In south Asia, nearly half of young women are married by their 18th birthday. In sub-Saharan Africa the figure is more than one-third.. Nine of the 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage are in Africa. Niger has the highest rate, at 75%, followed by Chad and Central African Republic at 68%, Guinea at 63%, Mozambique at 56%, ...
Mar 15, · Same-sex marriage in Massachusetts became legal much earlier, however. In , the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts rendered a decision in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health declaring that the state couldnt deny same-sex couples the right to marry. The state started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting in May Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U.S state of Massachusetts since May 17, , as a result of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruling in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that it was unconstitutional under the Massachusetts Constitution to allow only opposite-sex couples to marry. Massachusetts became the sixth jurisdiction in the .. Same sex marriage license in massachusetts its illegal to give in Lubbock
The marriage equality movement in the United States has been fueled by the strategic and coordinated efforts of legal groups, advocacy organizations, and a small but active community of grantmakers. The historic U.S. Supreme Court rulingon June 26 to extend marriage equality nationwide was preceded by a gradual legislative sea change and a dramatic shift in public opinion. In 2001, a majority of Americans opposed the idea of allowing same-sex couples to marry. In 2015, polls showed a reversal of the numbers, with 57 percent of Americans favoring marriage equality.. One of the key funders behind this shift was the Civil Marriage Collaborative (CMC), an initiative of the Proteus Fund that has partnered with individual donors and foundations to award roughly $2 million in grants each year since 2004 for a broad range of publicly visible education activities aimed at advancing marriage equality. In the wake of the Supreme Courts decision to uphold same-sex marriage as a constitutional right, its ...
The ruling does not strike down any state laws or constitutions same-sex marriages: Washington, California, Minnesota, Iowa, New Hampshire, Preparation for the fast evolving effects of same-sex marriage laws requires. Under the New Hampshire civil unions law, same-sex civil unions or marriages conducted in other jurisdictions were recognized.. Startchurch same sex marriages in by-laws in Hampshire
About documents. Certificate of legal capacity to contract marriage. A certificate of legal capacity to contract marriage is required from a person whose place of residence is in a foreign country or who has immediately before submitting the application for marriage lived in Estonia for a period of less than six months.. A person who has lived in Estonia for more than six months before submitting the marriage application, and whose marital status information is included in the population register, does not have to submit a certificate of legal capacity to contract marriage (Vital Statistics Registration Act §39 [6]).. A certificate of legal capacity to contract marriage is a document issued by the prospective spouses country of residence or nationality, which a competent institution of the country of residence or nationality uses to confirm that the person has no circumstances that would present obstacles to marriage pursuant to the legislation of the country of residence or ...
The issue of taxation has been integral to the debate about same-sex marriage. In United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court held that restricting marriage and spouse to opposite-sex couples for estate tax purposes was unconstitutional. In the 2013 ruling, the court threw out the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, which contained the restriction. The case involved Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer of New York who were legally married in Canada in 2007. Spyer died in 2009, leaving her estate to Windsor, who claimed the federal estate tax exemption for surviving spouses. The IRS rejected the claim, prompting the court case.. Looking ahead, the tax implications for gay couples and the resulting revenue from state income taxes are harder to calculate than the immediate sales tax impact of a surge in new weddings. For example, the Williams Institute report said that homeownership generally is lower among single people than married couples. It is also lower for unmarried same-sex couples than married ...
The fight over same-sex marriage reaches a climax in March, when the U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled argument on Californias Proposition 8 and on the federal Defense of Marriage Act on consecutive days.
Downloadable! Abstract: Do individuals divorce for economic reasons? Can we measure the attractiveness of new matches in the marriage market? We answer these questions using a structural model of the household and a rich panel dataset from Malawi. We propose a model of the household with consumption, production and revealed preference conditions for stability on the marriage market. We define marital instability in terms of the consumption gains to remarrying another individual in the same marriage market, and to being single. We find that a 1 percentage point increase in the wifes estimated consumption gains from remarriage is significantly associated with a 0.6 percentage point increase in divorce probability in the next three years. In a multinomial model, higher values of consumption gains from remarriage raise the odds of divorce and remarriage but not of divorce and singleness. These findings provide out-of-sample validation of the structural model and shed new light on the economic determinants
Periodontitis is defined as an inflammatory disease of supporting tissues of teeth characterized by progressive destruction of the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. Periodontal manifestations of these genetic disorders or syndromes, such as familial and cyclic neutropenias, granulomatous disease, agranulocytosis, Langerhans cell disease, glycogen storage disease, hypophosphatasia, leucocyte adhesion deficiency, and Papillon‐Lefèvre, Chédiak‐Higashi, Cohen, Ehlers‐Danlos, Marfan, Down, Haim‐Munk, and Kindlers syndromes, imitate some types of periodontal diseases. Most of these syndromes have autosomal‐recessive characterization and can be seen commonly in consanguineous marriages. Therefore, consanguineous marriages have generally been accepted as having important detrimental effects on offspring. There is a lot of genetic research about consanguineous marriage and its detrimental effects on offspring. Although consanguineous marriages are common in the world, the relationship with
Article: Abortion, Euthanasia, Stem Cell Research, Same Sex Marriage, Human Cloning - Yesterday I received a letter from a visitor to my website,, asking the following: I see that you are running for Senate. I would like to know your stand on the following issues: 1. Abortion 2. Euthanasia 3. Embryonic Stem Cell Research 4. Same sex marriage 5. Human Cloning. This article gives my views.
Dear Cecil:. In this brave new (Western) world of marriage equality, why is polygamy still illegal? Ive read all the usual arguments, which assume only heterosexual males would want multiple partners; successful men will monopolize all the marriageable women, leaving gangs of undesirable bachelors roaming the countryside; etc. They all seem like complete bullshit in the 21st-century U.S. Whats the real reason?. - Jason. Cecil replies:. Man, the polygamy bandwagon is really picking up steam - no less than Chief Justice John Roberts pitched the idea last year in his dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court decision affirming same-sex marriage. Roberts argued, essentially, why stop here? From the standpoint of history and tradition, he wrote, a leap from opposite-sex marriage to same-sex marriage is much greater than one from a two-person union to plural unions, which have deep roots in some cultures around the world. He was being rhetorical, sure - that scamp - but still, a ...
Here in our directory of Daphne licensed professional marriage counselors is your trusted resource to find a top licensed marriage counselor provider to figure out how to save a marriage, prevent divorce or get related help.. Each month thousands use our guide to find local professional marriage counsellors in Daphne, Alabama by simply browsing our professional marriage counsellor listings, many of which contain ratings and reviews. Helping yourself to make my husband or wife happy can be just a click or call away!. ...
Few marital problems cause as much heartache and devastation as infidelity, which undermines the foundation of marriage itself. However, when both spouses are committed to authentic healing, most marriages survive and many marriages become stronger with deeper levels of intimacy.. Infidelity isnt a single, clearly defined situation - and whats considered infidelity varies among couples and even between partners in a relationship. For example, is an emotional connection without physical intimacy considered infidelity? What about online relationships? Individuals and couples need to define for themselves what constitutes infidelity in the context of their marriage.. Many factors can contribute to infidelity, and most arent fundamentally about sex. Some common reasons include:. ...
The Vermont Marriage Advisory Council recently sponsored a forum at the University of Vermont, entitled, Does Traditional Marriage Matter? FRC Senior Fellow Dr. Pat Fagan, Director for Marriage and Religion, presented a host of data from the social sciences which deal directly with the institution of marriage and the implications of genderless marriage. The VMACs website contains a video of Dr. Fagans presentation, The Right of the Child to the Marriage of His Parents.
The couple whose lawsuit got Alabamas same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional is headed back to court after a probate judge again refused to grant their adoption petition...
On Tuesday evening Piers Morgan shared his studio with Suze Orman, as the finace guru and television host joined the program for its entirety, sharing her insight on everything from bankruptcy and taxes, to same-sex marriage and Tiger Woods (spoiler alert: shes happy for him, but feels the controve...
On Tuesday evening Piers Morgan shared his studio with Suze Orman, as the finace guru and television host joined the program for its entirety, sharing her insight on everything from bankruptcy and taxes, to same-sex marriage and Tiger Woods (spoiler alert: shes happy for him, but feels the controve... DOMA will almost certainly be defeated in my opinion. Its too analogous to previous laws that were also overturned. This will most likely be one of the biggest cases of our time. If the Supreme Court decides bans are unconstitutional, that means the thirty-some states that have an amendment in their state constitutions banning same-sex marriage will have them stricken. DOMA will almost certainly be defeated in my opinion. Its too analogous to previous laws that were also overturned. This will most likely be one of the biggest cases of our time. If the Supreme Court decides bans are unconstitutional, that means the thirty-some states that have an amendment in their state constitutions banning same-sex marriage will have them stricken.
Leading gay-rights groups in Romania have hailed the invalidation of a referendum that would have banned same-sex marriage, saying it indicated that citizens
A letter to the editor that appeared in todays News-Gazette has prompted some response across the Internet, notably on Facebook. The letter refers to an earlier letter, which itself refers to an even earlier letter.Here are all three letters, starting with the oldest:+++++Same-sex marriage is never addressed in Bible
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The percentage of marriages ending in divorce increases more rapidly in the first 10 years of marriage than the 10 years after that. Once the 20th wedding anniversary is reached, the percentage increases less rapidly.. Conversely, the percentage of marriages that end because one spouse has died increases less rapidly in the first 40 years of marriage than the 10 years after that. This is because people are more likely to die at older ages, so mortality has a bigger impact on those who have been married for a long time.. However, while 42% of all marriages are estimated to end eventually in divorce, other factors are likely to influence the likelihood of divorce for individuals, including:. ...
By now, youve probably seen a certain political cartoon. It comes in several variants, but the basic premise is always the same. Basically, it juxtaposes a straight persons adamance in protecting his or her marriage from same-sex marriage with obliviousness or willful laziness in regard to those more realistic and immediate threats of their own making, such as adultery, drinking, abusiveness, emotional distance, poor sexual intimacy or compatibility, getting married far too soon or too young, or just the overall rate of divorce amongst straight couples. One version contrasts the threat of same-sex marriage against the supposed threat presented by quickie celebrity marriages, such as those of our sacrificial pop culture whipping girls like Kim Kardashian or Britney Spears.. Funny how theyre always mocked for this, but not their husbands. Slut-shaming writ large.. You may have also seen a witty political outreach campaign asserting the message same-sex marriage does not threaten our ...
In particular, Holder will no longer defend Section 3 of the law that defines what the federal government will recognize as a marriage or spouse. Section 3 was ruled unconstitutional back in July of last year by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro, in Boston. He ruled that Section 3 violates the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment and violated the Tenth Amendment and fell outside Congress authority under the Spending Clause of the Constitution.. The Department of Justice appealed the decision in October, but now apparently will abandon that appeal.. Its good news for supporters of marriage equality, even if the future of DOMA remains unclear. At least we wont have to read briefs from the DOJ in support of DOMA that compare same-sex marriage to incest and child rape.. Its bad news, apparently, for those opposed to gays and lesbians getting married. National Organization for Marriage leader Maggie Gallagher blasted the decision on FOX News [and no, that isnt a typo in the ...
What were seeing today, as five states (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, and, briefly, California) have legalized same-sex marriage, as others (California, and Vermont and Connecticut before their legalization of same-sex marriage) have offered civil unions with marriage-like benefits, and yet others (New York) have announced that, although they will not perform same-sex marriages themselves, they will recognize those legally contracted in other jurisdictions, is the same sort of competitive process-with, however, one important difference. The federal Defense of Marriage Act has made it clear that states need not give legal recognition to marriages legally contracted elsewhere. That was not the case with competing divorce regimes: once legally divorced in any other U. S. state, the parties were considered divorced in their own.But the non-recognition faced by same-sex couples does have a major historical precedent. States that had laws against miscegenation refused to recognize ...
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A traditional family is difficult to define in the 21st century. The historic view of the Leave It To Be Beaver family unit has long since changed from what was considered an ideal family. Now, families are being formed with the single parent, blended families created from remarriage, grandparents assuming parental/guardian roles for their grandchildren or same-sex couples raising adopted children. The nontraditional has become the norm.. Marriage has been much in the news lately with the Supreme Court deliberating on the rights of same-sex couples to marry and the subsequent benefits involved; which will, again, redefine our concept of traditional marriage. Yet, beyond the political and religious aspects of the Supreme Court decision, there is an alarming failure rate in America of marriages.. According to the American Psychological Association, about 40 to 50 percent of marriages (that number jumps to 60% for remarriages) in the United States ends in divorce. Some of the factors influencing ...
Today the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage, and those basic rights belong to everyone, as the arc of history bends towards justice. Justice Kennedy, writing for the majority:. No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilizations oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.. My own marriage has brought me more comfort and satisfaction than any other thing ...
Sec. 502.251. LICENSE REQUIRED. (a) A person may not practice as a marriage and family therapist unless the person holds a license under this chapter or is exempt under Section 502.004.. (b) A person may not use the title licensed marriage and family therapist or licensed marriage and family therapist associate, as appropriate, unless the person is licensed under this chapter.. (c) A person may not use a title that implies that the person is licensed or certified in marriage and family therapy unless the person is:. (1) licensed under this chapter; or. (2) authorized to perform marriage and family therapy in the course and scope of another license issued under a law of this state.. Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 14.254(a), eff. Sept. 1, 2001.. Sec. 502.252. LICENSE APPLICATION. (a) An applicant for a license must:. (1) file a written application with the board on a form prescribed by the board; and. (2) pay the ...
Africa: Strengthen Steps to End Child Marriage. December 10, 2015. African governments should coordinate action to improve laws, education, health care, and public awareness to end the scourge of child marriage, Human Rights Watch said today on International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2015. Forty percent of girls in sub-Saharan Africa marry before age 18, and African countries account for 15 of the 20 countries with the highest rates of child marriage.. A new 20-page Human Rights Watch report, Ending Child Marriage in Africa: Opening the Door for Girls Education, Health, and Freedom from Violence, shows how child marriage has dire lifelong consequences, often severely reducing a girls ability to realize a wide range of human rights. Marrying early often ends a girls education, exposes her to domestic and sexual violence, increases serious health risks and death from early childbearing and HIV, and traps her in poverty.. Government leaders across Africa often say the right things about ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Marital quality and psychological adjustment to widowhood among older adults. T2 - A longitudinal analysis. AU - Carr, Deborah. AU - House, James S.. AU - Kessler, Ronald C.. AU - Nesse, Randolph. AU - Sonnega, John. AU - Wortman, Camille. PY - 2000/7. Y1 - 2000/7. N2 - Objectives. This study examined whether psychological adjustment to widowhood is affected by three aspects of marital quality - warmth, conflict, and instrumental dependence - assessed prior to the loss. Methods. The Changing Lives of Older Couples (CLOC) is a prospective study of a two-stage area probability sample of 1,532 married individuals aged 65 and older. The CLOC includes baseline data on marital quality and mental health and data on grief, anxiety, and depression collected 6, 18, and 48 months after spousal loss. Results. Widowhood was associated with elevated anxiety among those who were highly dependent on their spouses and lower levels of anxiety among those who were not dependent on their spouses. ...
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A federal judge on Monday ordered the Cook County Clerk's office to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples who can establish that a life-threatening illness prevents them from waiting until the new marriage law takes effect in June. The ruling comes less than three weeks after a lesbian...
Same-sex marriage supporters celebrated outside of the Supreme Court on Friday after the ruling came down that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.
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Even long-term marriages succumb to the myth of a mismatch, says Diane Sollee, founder of and the Coalition for Marriage, Family, and Couples Education. It doesnt matter how young or old you are, theres this romantic fantasy that if youre just with the right person, your life will be wonderful, Sollee says.. Empty nesters might protest, No! I dont want a replacement! I just want to live alone, Sollee acknowledges. But, she says, its still a romantic fantasy to think they would be better off by themselves.. Sollee cites University of Chicago research on marital happiness, analyzing data from more than 5,000 couples interviewed in the 1980s and again in the 90s. Among couples who called their marriages unhappy in the first round but stayed together, two out of three said their marriages were happy five years later. Spouses who divorced and remarried were, on average, no happier than those who stayed married.. Research on the consequences of late-in-life divorce is ...
His comments came as a group of African American pastors called for Holder to be removed from office over his attempt to impose same-sex marriage throughout the nation.. The Coalition of African American Pastors said: Its one thing to make a political argument that gay marriage should be the law, but its quite another to take actions that ignore federal law, Supreme Court rulings, and the constitutions of dozens of states that have specifically rejected the redefinition of marriage which the administration is trying to impose.. It is organising a petition against Holder to create a groundswell of support, giving those in the US Congress, the encouragement necessary to remove this dangerous ideologue from public office. ...
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Richardson died in Wellington on 26 February 1915, and was survived by a son from his marriage with Margaret, and four sons and ... "Marriage". Lyttelton Times. XXI (1228). 28 April 1864. p. 4. Retrieved 16 June 2012. "The Hon. Edward Richardson". The ... two daughters from his marriage with Frances, one of whom was the artist Mollie Tripe . He was interred at Karori Cemetery in ...
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All its ministers are expressly forbidden to perform a marriage ceremony between persons of the same gender. A marriage ... heterosexual marriage. Sexual relationships outside of marriage and sexual relationships between persons of the same sex are ... the denomination initiated a consultation on blessing same-sex marriages, and, in 2014, after same-sex marriage became legal, ... With regards to marriage, the Primitive Methodist Church believes it to involve the total commitment of one man and one woman. ...
p. 5. "Marriage". Birmingham Daily Post/British Newspaper Archive. Birmingham. 17 July 1914. p. 14. "Marriages". The Times ( ...
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Orlando evades his marriage proposals. She goes on to switch gender roles, dressing alternately as a man and woman. Orlando ... Like Orlando, he is gender non-conforming, and Orlando attributes the success of their marriage to this similarity. In 1928, ... Marriage?". For Woolf herself, the book was compensation for a sense of loss. Woolf was often hurt by Sackville-West's ...
However, most tribal nations also disliked exogamous marriage - marriage to completely unrelated people. Judaism's view is that ... by blood or marriage) of a relative's spouse, if such a marriage would create a parallel relation (e.g. a man marrying his ... and it even commends marriage to the latter - the closer relation of the two. The implied support for marriage between cousins ... the proportion of Jewish marriages occurring between cousins was 3.5 times higher than for the marriages of other religions; in ...
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"Marriage". Hawke's Bay Herald. XXI (5845). 3 December 1880. p. 2. Retrieved 10 December 2010. Axford, C. Joy (1 September 2010 ... There were no further children from this second marriage. In 1910, Brown had a 31' launch built for the family, named Water ...
"Marriage". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. 1962-01-17. p. 39. Retrieved 2020-01-09.. ...
She was the half-sister of Countess Anabel from her father's second marriage to Ursula Zwicker. In the 1960s, Countess Maya von ... Marriage... Divorce". The Independent. Independent Print Limited. "Hipp wieder bei Gräfin Maya". Hamburger Abendblatt. Funke ...
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"Marriage". The Toronto World. June 26, 1913. "Death of Mrs. Skuce: Was Wife of Lou Skuce, Well Known Cartoonist". The Toronto ...
... which is the first part of marriage (the second part being nissuin). Since the Middle Ages it is customary for the marriage to ... 1901-1906). "marriage". The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls. Rashi Genesis 34:12; Exodus 22:16, Mikraot Gedolot ... 1901-1906). "marriage ceremonies". The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls. Ketubot 57b Deuteronomy 22:23 Genesis 34 ... Chuppah Jewish views on marriage This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Singer, Isidore; ...
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"Marriage". St George's Windsor. Retrieved 5 August 2020. "The Royal Marriage", The Times ( 24 April 1880): 11. Included in ... After their marriage Frederica and Alfons lived in an apartment at Hampton Court Palace. The apartment was in the south-west ... After her marriage, she lived mostly in England, where she was a prominent member of society. Frederica was born 9 January 1848 ... regarding the possible marriage of Frederica to Prince Albrecht of Prussia. These plans came to nothing as tensions grew ...
MP says same-sex marriage debate is over. Clinton News-Record. CBC News. "Same-sex rights: Votes on same-sex marriage". 8 ... now the Civil Marriage Act). Although Steckle remains an opponent of same-sex marriage, he has acknowledged that the ... Steckle reiterated his opposition to same-sex marriage indicating his support for the then current definition of marriage as ... Marriage. 4 June 2003. "LEGISinfo. 38th Parliament - 1st Session. Selected Recorded Votes. Bill C-38". Archived from the ...
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After marriage he returned to his Gum Creek run, at the same time going into partnership with the Elder brothers in pioneering ... "Marriage". The Timaru Herald. LXII (2906). 4 January 1899. p. 2 (Supplement). Retrieved 31 December 2019. "Sealy, Edward Percy ...
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"Marriage". 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2020-09-30. Wheeler, Brannon (2006). "Dhu Al-Qarnayn". In Leaman, Oliver (ed.). ...
The provisions on civil marriage in the 1836 Act were repealed by the Marriage Act 1949. The Marriage Act 1949 re-enacted and ... Since 1 July 1837, civil marriages have been a legal alternative to church marriages under the Marriage Act 1836, which ... common-law marriages and marriage by cohabitation and representation are also recognized. These do not require a marriage ... it issues marriage certificates, because under Latin law, marriage is a legal right, not requiring a permit, marriages are ...
According to a 2004 paper titled "What Do Social Scientists Know About the Benefits of Marriage?," marriage is positively ... Studies aside, modern marriage is a two-way street. Men should own up to their responsibilities, too.. Girlfriends: a word of ... How do women, careers and marriage mix? Not well, say social scientists.. Guys: a word of advice. Marry pretty women or ugly ... 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: ...
Sources: National Marriage and Divorce Rate Trends pdf icon[PDF - 48 KB] (data shown are provisional 2019) ... Marriage Rates in the United States, 1900-2018. *Mortality Among Adults Aged 25 and Over by Marital Status: United States, 2010 ... Detailed marriage and divorce tables by state. * ... Number of marriages: 2,015,603. *Marriage rate: 6.1 per 1,000 ...
Abstracts: 5 steps to a better marriage: every marriage, no matter how good, can be made even better. Threes company: a day in ...
Void marriages[edit]. Part III entitled "void marriages" establishes the circumstances in which a marriage is void.[7] To ... The Act had the effect of amending the definition of marriage in Section 5 of the Marriage Act: marriage means the union of 2 ... 7 Amendments to the Marriage Act *7.1 Marriage Amendment Act 2004. *7.2 Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) ... The foreign marriage certificate is proof of marriage and marriages need not be registered. ...
Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages Marriage certificate Relationship ... Following the marriage, the couple may consummate the marriage. To create an urf marriage, it is sufficient that a man and a ... Following the marriage, they may consummate their marriage. In Judaism, marriage is based on the laws of the Torah and is a ... Same-sex marriage is recognized by various religious denominations. Islam also commends marriage, with the age of marriage ...
It is usually a lively event that lasts for several days and focuses on two families being united socially by marriage. ... Indian marriage commonly involves a pre-arranged wedding by the partners families. ... India Marriage. Indian marriage commonly involves a pre-arranged wedding by the partners families. It is usually a lively ... You are in a relationship for 8 years but your parents are not ready for your marriage with him caste is also the same they ...
In fact all marriages end in one of two ways-death of one of the partners or divorce. In every year of a marriage either of ... Since most marriages last a period of time-say 24 hours to 60 or so years-this means that 1/2 of all marriages dont ever end ... Please remember that half of all marriages dont end in divorce. This statistic comes from taking the marriages in one year and ... But a successful marriage has to endure long past the peak of passion. It has survive the rigors of adaptation and intimacy, ...
... marriage fraud includes faking a marriage in order to get benefits such as health insurance or immigration status or tax breaks ... Marriage. Marriage Fraud. Is discrimination obscured when the gates of marriage are opened? Posted May 23, 2012 ... Why should marriage - even "legitimate" marriage - be the gateway to so many rewards, including some basic human dignities? As ... In so doing, they are the ones who are weakening marriage:. "Marriage currently functions as a default status that lawmakers ...
Intercultural marriages are defined as marriages between people who come from two different cultural backgrounds. ... Interracial MarriageInterracial marriage is the term used to describe marriages that take place between people who are from ... Interracial Marriage. Interracial marriage is the term used to describe marriages that take place between people who are from ... Intercultural marriages are defined as marriages between people who come from two different cultural backgrounds. A marriage ...
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Marriage: The history of marriage is bound up with the legal and economic dependence of women upon men and the legal ... in marriages among the Japanese samurai, in the traditional Chinese marriage, in the Hindu marriage based on the joint family, ... Marriage. The history of marriage is bound up with the legal and economic dependence of women upon men and the legal ... Marriage as a voluntary relationship. The widespread modern idea of marriage is a voluntary exchange of promises between two ...
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Sharon Behn reports from Islamabad on love and marriage, Pakistan-style. ...
Sharing chores among top 3 elements of a successful marriage, survey says. By Susan Perry , MinnPost contributing writer ... The only two elements of a marriage that were rated higher by the respondents were "shared interests" (64 percent) and " ... adding new nuance to studies about cohabitation and marriage. ...
Marriage Island in Downtown San Antonio, Texas, is an islet in the middle of the San Antonio River on the San Antonio River ... River guides claim that it brings good luck to new marriages and that it is heart-shaped. It is located in front of the Hotel ... Over the years, it has come to be known as Marriage Island due to the many wedding ceremonies performed there.[failed ...
Late Marriage. Critics Consensus An observant black comedy about arranged marriages and tradition. ... Judiths former marriage and her age is one of several factors that causes a hindrance in their relationship. Great cast- Lior ... Late Marriages stiffness is unlikely to demonstrate the emotional clout to sweep U.S. viewers off their feet. ... Critic Reviews for Late Marriage. All Critics (64) , Top Critics (24) , DVD (2) ...
The Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages states that all marriages should ... 179] Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages, adopted November 7, 1962, G.A. ... Birth and Marriage Registrations Birth and marriage registrations are essential components of combating child marriage as they ... The 1962 Convention on Consent to Marriage, Minimum Age for Marriage and Registrations of Marriage obliges states to set a ...
... the New Mexico Supreme Court has expanded equal-marriage rights to all of its citizens, including same-sex couples. ... Marriage equality reaches New Mexico. In a unanimous ruling, the New Mexico Supreme Court has expanded equal-marriage rights to ... In time, 16 marriage-equality states will become 50, but until then, every step towards that goal is cause for celebration. ... New Mexico has held a unique position in the larger fight over marriage equality: its the only state that hasnt taken a firm ...
WebMD consulted the marriage and relationship experts to learn the best advice for a good marriage - five secrets to long- ... SOURCES: Howard Markham, co-author, Fighting For Your Marriage. Jack Rosenblum, co-author, Five Secrets of Marriage from the ... WebMD consulted the marriage and relationship experts to learn the best advice for a good marriage - five secrets to long- ... you might consider seeing a marriage counselor who can offer advice for a good marriage. But more than likely hell explain ...
Now, it is more possible than ever to lead ones life outside the bounds of marriage. How do education, race, and class affect ... Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone. ... In agrarian times, marriage brought the partner to help work the farm and manage the children, enterprises that no one could ... Now, it is more possible than ever to lead ones life outside the bounds of marriage. Making a living, having sex, rearing ...
Kubie, L. S. Psychoanalysis and marriage. In V. W. Eisenstein (Ed.), Neurotic interaction in marriage. New York: Basic Books, ... Main, T. F. Mutual projection in a marriage. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 1966 7, 432-439.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar ... In T. J. Paolino and B. S. McCrady (Eds.) Marriage and Marital Therapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1978.Google Scholar ... In T. J. Paolino and B. S. McCrady (Eds.) Marriage and marital therapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1978.Google Scholar ...
Marriage Age Requirements The laws regulating marriage are quite uniform. Source for information on Marriage Age Requirements: ... Marriage Age Requirements. The laws regulating marriage are quite uniform. The right to marry is considered very personal, and ... Marriage under 16 is voidable, not void. Marriage between 16 and 18 without parental consent is not grounds for annulment. ... If no parents to consent, judicial consent with finding that parties are capable of marriage. No provisions for marriage under ...
Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some Florida ... Floridas ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some Florida counties ... Floridas 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. ...
Marriage protects her by socially and legally acknowledging her parental partner. And marriage helps for fathers as well. It ... Marriage protects her by socially and legally acknowledging her parental partner. And marriage helps for fathers as well. It ... In fact, marriage is not even about sexual orientation. Marriage is simply about managing the intrinsic forces of males and ... In fact, marriage is not even about sexual orientation. Marriage is simply about managing the intrinsic forces of males and ...
The last thing to say on this point is that the marriage argument is really backwards in many ways. Marriage rates have been ... Economic insecurity and poverty makes marriage harder.. Determining why poor people choose to forego marriage can be difficult ... Its called marriage.. I have three things to say. Piling poor people into houses together misses the point.Matt Yglesias has a ... This so-called marriage solution is actually just a group living solution. If you can pile enough poverty-income people into ...
The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside a Kerala High Court order and restored the marriage of Hadiya and Shafin Jahan, ... New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside a Kerala High Court order and restored the marriage of Hadiya and Shafin ... Justice Misra said: "Let us assume for a moment that in the extreme event the marriage is a disguise to commit an offence. In ... On a petition from Hadiyas father Asokan, Kerala High Court had annulled the marriage last May on the ground that Hadiya, who ... ...
... of people have been protesting against the governments decision to look into the possibility of legalising gay marriage. ... Taiwan same-sex marriage protests. Video, 00:02:16Taiwan same-sex marriage protests ... the first place in the region to legally recognise gay marriage. ... to look into the possibility of legalising gay marriage.. ...
"Think of a marriage as a mechanism for saving or adding to health. Think of divorce as a period of very high expenditures." ... "We argue that losing a marriage through divorce or widowhood is extremely stressful and that a high-stress period takes a toll ... Past studies have found that people who remain in an unhappy marriage may have increased risks of health problems like high ... However, remarried men and women were still in generally poorer health than those in a lasting marriage. ...
  • Nobel laureate Gary S. Becker argued that when the labor specialization in a marriage decreases--if, for example, both spouses have careers--the overall value of the marriage is lower for both partners because less of the total needed work is getting done, making life harder for both partners and divorce more likely. (
  • But even in these studies, wives' employment does correlate positively to divorce rates, when the marriage is of "low marital quality. (
  • Around the world, primarily in developed democracies, there has been a general trend towards ensuring equal rights for women within marriage (including abolishing coverture, liberalizing divorce laws, and reforming reproductive and sexual rights) and legally recognizing the marriages of interfaith, interracial, and same-sex couples. (
  • If the brain is so smart, why do half of all marriages end in divorce? (
  • A new study suggests the age when couples start cohabiting - whether married or unmarried - correlates with divorce rates, adding new nuance to studies about cohabitation and marriage. (
  • We've all read the statistics: Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. (
  • We argue that losing a marriage through divorce or widowhood is extremely stressful and that a high-stress period takes a toll on health," researcher Linda J. Waite, a professor of sociology at the University of Chicago, said in a written statement. (
  • The likelihood that a given marriage would end in divorce doubled, to 50 percent, between 1965 and 1980. (
  • Men on average drink more than women, and this statistic plays out during marriage and divorce. (
  • These techniques become especially apparent during the trauma of divorce, when men drink significantly more and women drink significantly less than they did during marriage. (
  • Marriage often leads to higher levels of paternal involvement than divorce, non-marriage, or cohabitation. (
  • Divorce or annulment proceedings on one of the above-mentioned grounds is the proper way to effect a legal end to a marriage in Canada. (
  • Over 100 prominent scholars and religious and civic leaders have joined together to pledge that "in this decade we will turn the tide on marriage and reduce divorce and unmarried childbearing, so that each year more children will grow up protected by their own two happily married parents and more adults� marriage dreams will come true. (
  • Children suffer when marriages between parents do not take place, when parents divorce, and when spouses fail to create a �good-enough� family bond. (
  • Your marriage is in question and you are contemplating divorce. (
  • As Catholic marriage rates decline, many of the couples who do marry in the Church today are older and cohabiting, often impacted by divorce and societal pressures, and have been away from the Church as young adults. (
  • Church records (registres paroissiaux) of baptisms, marriages, and burials within the custody of the Municipal Archives of Toulouse (Archives municipales de Toulouse). (
  • Church records are the christenings or baptisms, marriages, and burials recorded in registers by church officials at the time of an event. (
  • In these records you may find baptisms, marriages, minutes of meetings, communion rolls, and other items of value. (
  • Couples must provide their marriage celebrant with a Notice of Intended Marriage at least one month and up to 18 months before a wedding. (
  • Most sovereign states and other jurisdictions limit legally recognized marriage to opposite-sex couples and a diminishing number of these permit polygyny, child marriages, and forced marriages. (
  • In modern times, a growing number of countries, primarily developed democracies, have lifted bans on, and have established legal recognition for, the marriages of interfaith, interracial, and same-sex couples. (
  • She likes Suzanne Kim's concept of "skeptical marriage equality," which Abrams explains as recognizing "the importance of equality for same-sex couples while simultaneously taking a hard look at the substance of the right sought. (
  • In a unanimous ruling, the New Mexico Supreme Court has expanded equal-marriage rights to all of its citizens, including same-sex couples. (
  • New Mexico has held a unique position in the larger fight over marriage equality: it's the only state that hasn't taken a firm position on whether same-sex couples have equal marriage rights or not. (
  • We hold that the State of New Mexico is constitutionally required to allow same-gender couples to marry and must extend to them the rights, protections, and responsibilities that derive from civil marriage under New Mexico law. (
  • The legal dispute, which reached the New Mexico Supreme Court very quickly this year, came up after several of the state's 33 county clerks started granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples, taking advantage of the ambiguity in state law, which didn't explicitly prohibit it. (
  • Provisions for underage marriages exist in order to permit pregnant minor females and/or couples to marry, and prevailing code language still clearly reflects that bias. (
  • 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. (
  • Hundreds of homosexual couples have taken "marriage" vows in recent weeks, and the proposed law showed Prime Minister Jean Chretien's intention to make Canada the fourth nation in the world to recognize same-sex unions after Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. (
  • The idea that married couples are financially strong is one of the most common marriage myths. (
  • Unfortunately, studies have shown that couples living together before marriage have a higher chance of eventually getting divorced. (
  • First is to legitimize the legal right for gay couples to have access to all the mental, emotional, spiritual, legal, financial, and social benefits of marriage. (
  • After the Supreme Court effectively green-lit marriage for same-sex couples in 11 new states last month, we barely heard a peep from the GOP. (
  • Alternatively, they could choose a different course, trying to skirt the issue through the primaries while maintaining an appeal to general election swing voters, a great majority of whom back marriage for gay couples and find discrimination objectionable. (
  • Lesbian and gay couples were married in Miami on Monday by the same judge who said she saw no reason why they couldn't immediately get their licenses ahead of Florida's coming-out party as the nation's 36th state where same-sex marriages are legal statewide. (
  • They studied 218 young couples (about 26 years old), 132 of which had their first child in the first eight years of marriage and 86 who had no children. (
  • Taxes or benefit reductions that impose a marriage penalty on low-income couples are inappropriate and should be eliminated. (
  • It does not follow, however, that marriage promotion should be a significant component of anti-poverty policy, or that public policies should provide a "bonus" to couples who marry. (
  • It wasn't much of a surprise, but it's still breathtaking: in a 5-4 decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges , SCOTUS establishes a federal constitutional right to marriage for same-sex couples under the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. (
  • The allowance, which Downing Street said showed the Government values commitment by recognising marriage and civil partnerships in the tax system, is not available to couples that include higher rate taxpayers - in which one spouse is paid £42,285. (
  • F iona Bruce, the Tory MP for Congleton, said: "It is particularly concerning that at present more marriage tax relief is afforded couples in their 80s and 90s, whose children will have left home long ago, than on all other marriages including those caring for young children. (
  • A study led by a Michigan State University sociologist has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those who are happily wed. (
  • Diane Sollee, Director of the Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education, a co-sponsor of the statement, said, "Our current policies are based on acceptance of family breakdown and are focused on dealing with the aftermath and fallout. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • By the time these couples come to do this marriage preparation, they have already made choices for their lives," she said. (
  • In the second of back-to-back gay marriage case, the Supreme Court is turning to a constitutional challenge to the law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples. (
  • Civil registration ( tat civil) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the Municipal Archives of Toulouse (Archives municipales de Toulouse). (
  • Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths for the Netherlands. (
  • Civil registration is the government registration of births, marriages, and deaths beginning 1 January 1855. (
  • Plummeting rates of marriage and rising rates of out-of-wedlock births among the less educated have been linked to growing levels of income inequality. (
  • Marriage under 16 is voidable, not void. (
  • Voidable marriages mean that even though there is legal flaw in the marriage, it will be recognized until and unless someone brings the flaw to the attention of a court. (
  • Marriages have to be consummated by sexual intercourse between the couple and are voidable if impotency is discovered. (
  • Generally, marriages of males below the age of 15 are voidable and below the age of 12 for girls. (
  • Marriages of convenience, such as for social assistance, income tax or immigration purposes, are not voidable on that grounds alone because the courts don't care about the motive for marrying. (
  • A marriage license is a document issued, either by a religious organization or state authority , authorizing a couple to marry . (
  • To obtain a marriage licence, the couple, or more usually the bridegroom, had to swear that there was no just cause or impediment why they should not marry. (
  • Whom they marry may be influenced by gender, socially determined rules of incest, prescriptive marriage rules, parental choice and individual desire. (
  • Research on child marriage conducted by experts and organizations show that most girls who marry young are removed from school, cutting short the education and skills needed to provide for themselves and their families. (
  • We hold that the high court should not have annulled the marriage," the apex court said, drawing a distinction between consenting adults' right to marry and any criminal intent they may be alleged to have. (
  • Bride kidnapping -a form of forced marriage-implies that women are abducted by men and have little choice other than to marry their kidnappers. (
  • That this Synod request the Archbishops' Council to introduce legislation which would enable the Bishop to give directions allowing those who have a "qualifying connection" with a particular parish (under the Church of England Marriage Measure 2008) to marry in any church within the benefice of which that parish forms a part. (
  • (1) In December 2001, more than fifty state legislators asked Congress to divert funds from existing programs into marriage education and incentive policies, earmarking dollars to encourage welfare recipients to marry and giving bonus money to states that increase marriage rates. (
  • some had guessed it might simply require state recognition of valid marriages and let the rapidly shrinking minority of states keep their bans for a while-though this approach might have actually raised a number of state bans from the grave where they were consigned by judges also finding a federal constitutional right to marry. (
  • When a U.S. citizen or permanent resident decides to marry a non-citizen immigrant or foreign national, a fiancé visa or marriage-based green card helps ensure that the couple can build a life together as a married couple in. (
  • Whether this can be attributed to marriage itself is a contentious question among researchers, since some studies suggest that what really drives these disparities is simply that those who are likeliest to marry differ from those who don't, notably in terms of earnings. (
  • And while the president's resignation topped the list of most protestors' demand, many young demonstrators especially are calling for a wide range of reforms, including measures to guarantee equality between women and men, and an end to child marriage. (
  • New Mexico is now the 16th state where marriage equality is the law of the land, following Hawaii and Illinois, which joined the club last month. (
  • In time, 16 marriage-equality states will become 50, but until then, every step towards that goal is cause for celebration. (
  • petition: Australian Senate: Support Marriage Equality! (
  • Support for marriage equality has been growing in Australia. (
  • Please sign the petition to urge the Australian Senate to pass legislation that supports marriage equality! (
  • I am writing to support marriage equality in Australia. (
  • I repectfully urge you to pass legislation that supports marriage equality. (
  • Prime Minister Turnbull and Parliament will consider the results of the survey to decide the next move on marriage equality in Australia. (
  • Please share the petition and make sure to submit your survey by October 27th to support marriage equality in Australia. (
  • Testimony by August Berkshire, representing Minnesota Atheists, at a Minnesota House Civil Law Committee hearing, in favor of the bill HF 1054, changing state law to allow for marriage equality. (
  • This kind of fence straddling will become all too familiar as conservatives grapple with the fact that marriage equality is here and, more to the point, that they have been - yet again - bypassed by social change and repudiated by progress. (
  • The Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board thinks that the advent of gay marriage in Florida shows that positive social change can happen when it is propelled by history and equality. (
  • The national Parliament of Malawi is poised to increase the legal age of marriage from 15 to 18 years, in a monumental step forward for gender equality in one of the poorest nations on earth. (
  • ad#The emerging elite consensus in favor of same-sex marriage has an element of self-delusion about it. (
  • Today you may hear testimony from some people that their god is in favor of same-sex marriage, and testimony from other people that their god is opposed to same-sex marriage. (
  • The best secular arguments in favor of same-sex marriage are the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law and the fact that long-term relationships, gay or straight, help to stabilize society. (
  • Justice Kennedy solidified his reputation as the Gay Rights Justice by writing the majority opinion on the second anniversary of his opinion in U.S. v. Windsor (invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act) and the twelfth anniversary of his opinion in Lawrence v. Texas (reversing past SCOTUS approval of state sodomy laws aimed at consenting gay adults). (
  • A group from Alabama prays in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, before the court's hearing on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). (
  • On Wednesday, the court will take up the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. (
  • Part III entitled " void marriages " establishes the circumstances in which a marriage is void. (
  • Void marriages are those which are afflicted with a fatal flaw which nullifies the marriage no matter what the position of the spouses might be. (
  • The legal status of void marriages are as if they never occurred. (
  • Examples of void marriages are those involving a child below the age of seven, those where one of the spouses is already married, those between closely related persons (related lineally or by adoption) or where a mistake of identity of the partner has been made. (
  • Attempts to void marriages done on a bet, on a dare, to avoid a court-martial or to get a conditional gift from a will, have all failed. (
  • Recently divorced men drank significantly more than men in long-term marriages, while women's alcohol consumption fell sharply after the dissolution of a marriage. (
  • What is a petition for dissolution of marriage and what does it mean to serve the petition? (
  • If they quit their jobs and stay home with the kids, they will be unhappy ( Journal of Marriage and Family , 2003). (
  • You will be unhappy if they make more money than you do ( Journal of Marriage and Family , 2001). (
  • Past studies have found that people who remain in an unhappy marriage may have increased risks of health problems like high blood pressure, depression and heart disease. (
  • Marriage may drive a woman to drink, not because she's unhappy but because she's influenced by her husband's alcohol consumption, new research suggests. (
  • A new study says that older women in unhappy marriages are more prone to heart problems. (
  • If you are in an unhappy marriage, you may want to check in with a cardiologist. (
  • On the other hand, unhappy marriages can drag partners down in body and spirit. (
  • At the same time, women have the most to lose when the marriage is unhappy. (
  • Women (and, to a lesser extent, men) in unhappy marriages are especially vulnerable to infectious diseases. (
  • As reported in Health Psychology, the stress of an unhappy partnership can potentially wipe out any health benefit a woman might gain from marriage. (
  • Karman has spearheaded the anti-Saleh protests, and she also is a women's rights activist and a vocal proponent of setting a minimum age for child marriage. (
  • 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. (
  • Curiously, in modern times, the refusal of marriage is shaded under the umbrella of women's liberation, despite the possibility that marriage is responsible for the progress of protection for women to this day. (
  • We're turning back the clock when there's ample evidence to show that we should not condone child marriages," said Ivy Josiah, executive director of Women's Aid Organization, a rights group. (
  • Lower marriage chances appear to stem from men's and women's mismatched social origins and educational attainment -- a phenomenon Musick and co-authors refer to as "marriage market mismatch. (
  • They found that college attendance negatively affected marriage chances for the least advantaged individuals -- lessening men's and women's odds by 38 percent and 22 percent, respectively. (
  • 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. (
  • Given this lack of choice over the spouse, we expect adverse consequences for women in such marriages. (
  • Heightened mortality after the death of a spouse: Marriage protection or marriage selection? (
  • Marriage licenses began to be issued in the Middle Ages , to permit a marriage which would otherwise be illegal (for instance, if the necessary period of notice for the marriage had not been given). (
  • There are also some jurisdictions where marriage licenses do not exist at all and a marriage certificate is given to the couple after the marriage ceremony had taken place. (
  • [1] Marriage licenses have been required since 1639 in Massachusetts, with their use gradually expanding to other jurisdictions. (
  • As they wait outside of the Marriage & Hunting Licenses office at City Hall, Harrow assures Julia he's confident in their decision. (
  • While only three states, California , Kansas , and Massachusetts , have no statutory minimum age under which marriage licenses will not be issued, many states with a minimum age requirement do permit marriages between minors under that age. (
  • Babloo could signal a gradual trend, as across India early marriages are slowly in decline. (
  • In 1996, 3.5 percent of the marriages in Shanghai took place between Shanghainese with foreigners. (
  • O ne of the stated objectives of welfare legislation passed in 1996 was "to end dependence by promoting marriage. (
  • At times, they strengthen marriages. (
  • One key element of a comprehensive government strategy to strengthen families is marriage and relationship education. (
  • [1] The Act recognises only marriages of two people and does not recognise any other forms of union, including traditional Aboriginal unions. (
  • Distributive policy should respond to people's life preferences.The reality is that marriage rates have fallen pretty much everywhere in the OECD. (
  • Now, I don't know much about the cross section of non-black people's reactions to interracial marriages, but I can definitely say that the reactions he has described for black people is typical of what I have seen. (
  • 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. (
  • If proponents of same-sex marriage thought through these implications, their confidence might evaporate, for it seems highly unlikely that this project will succeed at all, and impossible that it will do so without decades of arduous and divisive social "reform. (
  • As the proponents of same-sex marriage frequently point out, marriage brings with it a host of legal protections for their relationships. (
  • A religious marriage is performed by a religious institution to recognize and create the rights and obligations intrinsic to matrimony in that religion. (
  • Some countries do not recognize locally performed religious marriage on its own, and require a separate civil marriage for official purposes. (
  • It would also recognize existing foreign same-sex marriages. (
  • This will sweep away all state limitations on same-sex unions, and will also require that all states recognize previously conducted same-sex marriages in other states. (
  • We recognize that there are abusive marriages that should end. (
  • The widespread modern idea of marriage is a voluntary exchange of promises between two people, usually a man and a woman. (
  • These abuses include child marriages, which are widespread. (
  • One state where child marriage is widespread and socially acceptable is Rajasthan, whose desert safaris and ornate palaces make it a magnet for foreign tourists. (
  • Since the Second Vatican Council the Church has drastically revised her legislation regarding mixed marriages, notably in 1966 and 1970. (
  • Marriage rates have been falling just generally across the world and the US. (
  • However, remarried men and women were still in generally poorer health than those in a lasting marriage. (
  • Academics and pundits of the era generally assumed that the retreat from marriage would continue apace. (
  • The evidence is generally supportive of this third explanation: a major reason why the marriages of poorer, less-educated Americans are struggling is that economic realities make it difficult to live up to the new cultural ideal. (
  • The results of the present study suggest that parents and nonparents generally show similar amounts of decline in overall relationship functioning over the first eight years of marriage, but that these changes tend to occur suddenly following the birth of a baby for parents, and more gradually over time for nonparents," the researchers write. (
  • Under the current Act three types of celebrants are allowed: ministers of religion, state and territory officers, and civil marriage celebrants. (
  • Subdivision C deals with "marriage celebrants", or the authorisation of people to conduct civil ceremonies. (
  • When a marriage is performed and carried out by a government institution in accordance with the marriage laws of the jurisdiction, without religious content, it is a civil marriage. (
  • Civil marriage recognizes and creates the rights and obligations intrinsic to matrimony in the eyes of the state. (
  • Conversely, civil marriage does not exist in some countries governed by a religious legal system, such as Saudi Arabia, where marriages contracted abroad might not be recognized if they were contracted contrary to Saudi interpretations of Islamic religious law. (
  • however, civil marriages performed abroad may be recognized by the state even if they conflict with religious laws. (
  • For example, in the case of recognition of marriage in Israel, this includes recognition of not only interfaith civil marriages performed abroad, but also overseas same-sex civil marriages. (
  • Therefore, barring individuals from marrying and depriving them of the rights, protections, and responsibilities of civil marriage solely because of their sexual orientation violates the Equal Protection Clause under Article II, Section 18 of the New Mexico Constitution. (
  • Searchable indexed transcription of birth, marriage, and other civil records for Haute-Alpes department, Provence Alpes C te d'Azur, France. (
  • It can be confusing because the same word, "marriage," is used for both a civil contract and a religious ceremony. (
  • Instead, we will seek a judge to perform a civil marriage ceremony. (
  • So please pass this pro-marriage bill and make civil marriage available to everyone. (
  • Titled the Act Respecting Certain Aspects of Legal Capacity for Marriage, the proposal says: "Marriage for civil purposes is the lawful union of two persons to the exclusion of all others. (
  • Search for ancestors in the Dutch province of Brabant (baptism, marriage, burial registers 1580-1811, civil registration 1811-1955, memories of succession 1806-1902, registers of population of 52 (abolished) municipalities. (
  • Index to selected Netherlands Church and Civil marriages. (
  • Beginning 1809, areas of Italy controlled by Napoleon, required civil registrars to keep marriage records. (
  • Beginning in 1809 in a large section of Italy, the government required civil registrars to keep marriage records. (
  • What you are looking for Civil registry marriage supplements were the next best source for determining when a person was born. (
  • Not all of the Italian civil registry marriage supplements have been microfilmed, and the beginning date of these records varies from place to place. (
  • No. The authority of a Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriages to solemnize marriages extends throughout the state. (
  • Does a deputized Commissioner of Civil Marriages have to be a California resident? (
  • No. Family Code, Section 401 , contains no requirement that a deputized Commissioner of Civil Marriages be a California resident. (
  • So long as Zmuda's private life was private, they did not take any steps against him but, after all, the whole point of civil marriage is to give public significance, and legal protection, to a relationship that might otherwise be considered private, yes? (
  • There are a variety of reasons people contract civil marriage. (
  • In 2009, then-President Bingu wa Mutharika attempted to raise the legal age of marriage to 16 years, but he was met with failure when civil society organizations pushed for the marriage age to be increased to 18 years and Parliament refused to amend the Marriage Bill. (
  • AGANET and AGALI are transforming the reality of girls in Malawi by building a national movement of civil society leaders and organizations advocating to end child marriage. (
  • On 26 December 2016, Taiwan's Legislative Yuan's Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statues Committee passed draft amendments to the Civil Code that would legalize same-sex marriage in Taiwan. (
  • These laws were often specifically worded to make marriages illegal between Caucasians and African Americans (Davis 1991). (
  • 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. (
  • In the 2010 survey, 19% of men said that they had been unfaithful at some point during their marriages, down from 21% in 1991. (
  • 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). (
  • This afternoon, the state Supreme Court settled the dispute, ruling that marriage rights apply equally to all. (
  • In that state, the juvenile court is authorized to grant official consent to the marriage of underage persons, and the probate court issues the license. (
  • 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. (
  • Marriage is a social state and a lifestyle congruent with myriad philosophies based on human well-being. (
  • The agency is probing charges of the so-called "love jihad" - an alleged conspiracy to lure Hindu girls into conversion and marriage with Muslims and send them to join terrorist outfits like the Islamic State - in relation to inter-religious marriages in Kerala like Hadiya's. (
  • Same sex marriage was already illegal in the state, but the GOP saw the handwriting on the wall and knew that this legal restriction would not last, so they imposed the amendment on us. (
  • A recent Harper's index stated that 2/5ths of the voters in a southern state had voted to make interracial marriages invalid. (
  • Only recently the child marriage of a girl called Babloo was stopped in Jodhpur region by these village social workers after her parents were convinced," said Anuradha Maharishi, a UNICEF official working in the state. (
  • The census asked married women to state the years their marriage had lasted, the number of children born alive to the present marriage and how many had died. (
  • That's when Karl Rove weaponized the issue during his boss's 2004 presidential campaign, shamefully putting marriage discrimination on state ballots in an effort to turn out base support. (
  • The latest study, conducted at the Ohio State University, shows that those depressed before marriage find marriage to be a great lifter of spirits. (
  • Out-of-state or out-of-country priests, ministers, or clergy persons may perform marriages in California if they are ordained or invested by a denomination. (
  • The laws of the State of California make it unnecessary for persons performing marriages to file credentials with the clerk of the court or with anyone else. (
  • Respondents completed surveys about the state of their marriages as well as lab tests and information concerning their heart health, including strokes, high blood pressure and heart attacks. (
  • Marriage is the state-recognized, voluntary and exclusive contract for the lifelong union of two persons. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • The Islamic council in the southern Malaysian state of Malacca on Tuesday announced that it would to allow marriage for Muslims below the current minimum age of 16 years for females and 18 for males. (
  • Several next steps were identified during the workshop, among them, the need for the country to reinforce coordination and be bolder in exploring partnerships between the government and non-state organizations to reach as many girls as possible with programs to help prevent early marriage and pregnancy. (
  • A marriage ceremony is called a wedding. (
  • Even though a marriage may involve substantial decisions as to property, these matters now tend either to be automatic (when there is no marriage contract) or to be formalized separately from the marriage ceremony. (
  • We add elaborate tradition, rich ceremony, and extra cultural meaning to marriage. (
  • The marriage officiant who performs the marriage ceremony must know the California laws regarding the performance of a marriage and the requirements for officiants. (
  • Another example is where a person is coerced (threatened) into marriage or where they were mislead as to the nature of the ceremony (this could occur where it was held in a language not understood by one of the parties). (
  • The second explanation is that poorer, less-educated Americans have a different, perhaps faulty, vision of how an ideal marriage should work. (
  • Children raised outside of intact marriages are more likely to suffer a wide variety of problems: to be poor, to have health problems and psychological disorders, to commit crimes and exhibit other conduct disorders, to have somewhat poorer relationships with both family and peers, to get less education, achieve less job success, and have more unstable family lives, even after controlling for race, income and socioeconomic status. (
  • The rise in interracial marriages in the United States coincides with changes in the legal status of interracial marriages and in the changing attitudes of Americans towards individuals engaged in interracial marriages and relationships. (
  • In the United States it is estimated that 40.6 percent of Japanese Americans and 53.7 percent of Native Americans engage in interracial marriages. (
  • For all the benefits of personal freedom, if the experience of African Americans is any guide, then the marriage decline imposes costs as well. (
  • It will be that the most influential Americans, particularly those in law and the media, have been coming increasingly to regard opposition to same-sex marriage as irrational at best and bigoted at worst. (
  • And Americans have grown somewhat more tolerant of same-sex marriage, he said. (
  • The first-that less-educated Americans have lost respect for the institution of marriage-is refuted by data. (
  • The psychologists Thomas Trail and Benjamin Karney conducted a definitive study asking Americans to indicate their agreement with the statement that "a happy, healthy marriage is one of the most important things in life. (
  • The vast majority of ALL Americans desire happy, lasting marriages, whether rich or poor, male or female, and no matter what sub-culture they live within. (
  • Earlier in 2016, Attorney-General George Brandis introduced a Bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the country. (
  • TORONTO - Canada's government proposed yesterday that marriage be defined as the "lawful union of two persons," which would legalize same-sex "marriage" throughout the country. (
  • 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. (
  • Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags. (
  • Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate after Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, May 17. (
  • Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as. (
  • [7] To preserve the validity of past marriages, this part is divided into periods based on when amendments to the Act were introduced. (
  • North Carolina is one of 18 states that have laws banning gay marriage but not constitutional amendments. (
  • It proposed amendments that would allow immigration officials to refuse visas to applicants if they suspect a marriage of convenience. (
  • Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a culturally recognised union between people, called spouses, that establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. (
  • As such, it is an ever-expanding pot of benefits with no symmetrically increasing burdens…The public benefits grafted onto marriage have made marriage lopsided, largely because people receive enormous benefits for being married, but no longer have to do much in return . (
  • The more benefits lawmakers add, the more they should expect people to use marriage instrumentally to attain them. (
  • By letting more people in on official marriage (with same-sex marriage rulings, for instance), the scope of singlism is narrowed, but about 100 million single people (including many LGBT people) are still unfairly excluded from more than 1,000 federal benefits. (
  • Marriage obscures the arbitrariness of who gets the benefits by expanding the number of people who get them and thus preventing a public clamor for benefits for all. (
  • Interracial marriage is the term used to describe marriages that take place between people who are from different racial or ethnic groups. (
  • Intercultural marriages are defined as marriages between people who come from two different cultural backgrounds. (
  • Whereas relationships between people from different ethnic and cultural groups are becoming increasingly common, there are substantial increases in the number of individuals engaging in interracial or intercultural marriages. (
  • Laws were enacted to keep the races separate and to prohibit marriages between members of different races, especially between people who by virtue of marriage would not maintain the purity of racial-ethnic groups. (
  • Some of the growth can be accounted for by declining societal prejudice towards-and less shame experienced by-people in interracial marriages. (
  • As the vast majority of people are not inclined towards celibacy, marriage seems to be better. (
  • Of course, people defy these scenarios every day, but the expectation of marriage correctly teaches that sex outside of these parameters is more dangerous and more painful. (
  • Given this possibility, the appropriate role for policy here is to accommodate any secular shifts in preferences for marriage, not to use that shift as an excuse to make people suffer. (
  • Determining why poor people choose to forego marriage can be difficult. (
  • On first glance, it would seem like adding two poverty-income people to one household through a marriage would be a positive improvement. (
  • Making low-income people more attractive mates for marriage will require improving their economic situation by providing them more income, more benefits, and providing them greater security against bad outcomes like job loss and wage declines. (
  • In Taiwan tens of thousands of people have been protesting against the government's decision to look into the possibility of legalising gay marriage. (
  • Historically, studies have found that married people as a group tend to be in better health than singles - though recent research suggests the health advantage of marriage may be fading. (
  • It is true that marriage is, in part, an emotional union, and it is also true that spouses often take care of each other and thereby reduce the caregiving burden on other people. (
  • The Marriage Amendment Bill would change the current definition of marriage from between "man and woman" to "two people. (
  • Unlike former president Francois Mitterrand's abolition of the death penalty, which most French people opposed at the time, polls showed more than half the country backed gay marriage. (
  • My wife & I love our t-shirts that let people know we take marriage seriously. (
  • Marriage is a contractual obligation entered into by two people of different sexes or of the same sex (legal only in some countries). (
  • There are several marriage myths that people still believe in and several others that have been demystified. (
  • 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. (
  • The marriage of people who are members of two different race s (actually phenotype s if you want to be completely accurate). (
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada said earlier this year it is concerned some people are taking advantage of the current system through marriages of convenience. (
  • For starters, he could choose compassion over dogma: accept that people have sex and that marriage isn't a condom. (
  • AMERICAN FORK Marriage and family life can provide both the greatest and the saddest experiences people can have in this life, popular religious speaker Jack R. Christianson said at a Thursday fireside sponsored by the Pleasant Grove-Manila Stake Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (
  • On February 26, 2002, President Bush called for spending up to $300 million a year to promote marriage among poor people. (
  • P hilip Hammond is under pressure to make the marriage tax allowance more generous after a survey found that three times as many people thought it should increase rather the threshold at which you start paying tax. (
  • T he ComRes survey found that nearly 58 per cent of people support an increase in the marriage allowance. (
  • Marriage is just a legally confirmed bond between two people, that is useful if you live in a society but not the reason people get pregnant and have kids. (
  • I also feel that marriage is a union formed by two people vowing to stay solely unto each other. (
  • I believe that if two people love each other enough, they will work through anything that challenges them, I don't believe that marriage changes that. (
  • Ideally, I believe that people should wait to have children until they are married (given that marriage is contingent on a happy, healthy relationship). (
  • That's exactly why marriage is in such big trouble in our society - because when people come out of more dysfunctional families, they have less appropriate skills [needed for marriage]. (
  • Most of the people waiting in line are supporters of gay marriage. (
  • The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside a Kerala High Court order and restored the marriage of Hadiya and Shafin Jahan, upholding adults' right to choose their spouses. (
  • The draft bill, presented to the Supreme Court for judicial review before Parliament considers it, is the government's reaction to court rulings that have allowed same-sex "marriages" in Ontario and British Columbia. (
  • By ruling on the gay marriage, our Supreme Court is being asked to honor a higher authority than the personal preferences of those who are most influential in getting our elected officials re-elected. (
  • After the big Supreme Court news last month, Cruz proposed a constitutional amendment allowing states to ignore the courts striking down marriage bans. (
  • In Today's Buzz, we ask how will the U.S. Supreme Court rule on same-sex marriage? (
  • Guaranteed seats to watch the U.S. Supreme Court hear this week's gay marriage cases: about $6,000. (
  • Today, they are a legal requirement in some jurisdictions and may also serve as the record of the marriage itself, if signed by the couple and witnessed. (
  • Controversies continue regarding the legal status of married women, leniency towards violence within marriage, customs such as dowry and bride price, forced marriage, marriageable age, and criminalization of premarital and extramarital sex. (
  • The history of marriage is bound up with the legal and economic dependence of women upon men and the legal incapacities of women in owning and dealing with property. (
  • In Babylonian law, for example, one characteristic of a "legal wife" was that she brought property to the marriage (as a contribution to the support of the new family). (
  • The ancient concept of marriage in many legal systems is that of a transaction between families (and this has sometimes persisted to the present day). (
  • Marriage functions through legal consequences and social expectations. (
  • Mr. Cauchon also noted a potential legal challenge by opponents of same-sex "marriage" who are seeking intervener status to challenge the Ontario court ruling. (
  • 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. (
  • Tax forms are legal documents, just like marriage certificates. (
  • Beginning in 2011, AGANET pioneered a comprehensive model in the fight to end child marriage, incorporating national policy advocacy to raise the legal age of marriage to 18, collaboration with village chiefs and traditional authorities to end the practice of child marriage at the grassroots level, and empowerment of adolescent girl advocates to enable them to actively participate in efforts to end child marriage. (
  • Before the end of the year, the Malawian Parliament will vote on a revised Marriage Bill that will raise the legal age of marriage to 18. (
  • Provincial marriage acts provide details on the legal age required for marriage. (
  • Supporters of same-sex marriage raised many other issues in the debates on same-sex relationships in Taiwan including the right to participate in medical decisions for incapacitated partners, legal claims concerning shared property and various concerns about adoption, parental and surrogacy rights. (
  • In Ethiopia, for example, the legal age of marriage is 18, but nearly one in five girls are married before they turn 15 . (
  • The bill would make Taiwan, already ahead of much of Asia in its recognition of LGBT rights, the first place in the region to legally recognise gay marriage. (
  • And, do guarantees of religious freedom in Canada's constitution permit some religious groups to refuse to sanctify same-sex "marriages" as a violation of their beliefs? (
  • Images of Catholic parish registers recording events of baptism, marriage and burial in the Diocese of Coutances. (
  • The U.S. Census Bureau reported that in 1990 there were 1,348,000 interracial marriages, compared to 651,000 in 1980. (
  • It is usually a lively event that lasts for several days and focuses on two families being united socially by marriage. (
  • Marriage protects her by socially and legally acknowledging her parental partner. (
  • Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said that underage marriage was "morally and socially unacceptable. (
  • Many of these arguments were also used 50 years ago to oppose interracial marriage. (
  • But this is not just about interracial marriage or race relations in general. (
  • I am in an interracial marriage but no one really knows. (
  • How do women, careers and marriage mix? (
  • While everyone knows that marriage can be stressful, recent studies have found professional women are more likely to get divorced, more likely to cheat and less likely to have children. (
  • Marriage has historically restricted the rights of women, who are sometimes considered the property of the husband. (
  • From reading Abrams, I learned about Kristen Collins's observation that the federal government "redistributes far more money to women by way of marriage-based entitlements such as Social Security than through need-based welfare. (
  • However, only 1.2 percent of black women and 3.6 percent of black males engage in interracial marriages. (
  • 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. (
  • As women have excelled educationally and, in turn, professionally, they have felt less need to look to marriage as a source of economic support. (
  • The reason marriage exists is that the sexual intercourse of men and women regularly produces children. (
  • Women are under attack so is same sex marriage beacause supreme judge die and. (
  • Extended versions of the models are also estimated in which the parameters of the model distributions are allowed to depend on social and, economic variables.The results provide evidence that the incidence of first marriage is declining and that there is only a slight tendency for women to delay marriage. (
  • Remarkable survey data from the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan enable exploration of differential birth outcomes for women in kidnap-based and other types of marriage using both OLS and IV estimation. (
  • Our finding is one of the first statistically sound estimates of the impact of forced marriage and implies not only adverse consequences for the women involved but potentially also for their children. (
  • A few bottles of wine into the evening, and some of the male family members were engaging in a crudely philosophical debate, which asserted that the construct of marriage was invented and perpetuated by women (no comment), and that gender relations have developed to such an extent that women no longer have any use for the institution of marriage (still, no comment). (
  • Neither men nor women need to be married to have sex or companionship or professional success or respect or even children yet marriage remains revered and desired. (
  • SIDEBAR: Are Marriage and Science Compatible for Women? (
  • Stable marriage curbs men's drinking yet is associated with a slightly higher level of alcohol use among women," the authors wrote in their paper on the study, which is not yet published. (
  • Most women reported starting to drink or drinking more during marriage because their husbands drank, and some of them said they enjoyed drinking together as a couple. (
  • On the flip side, three-quarters of divorced women said they drank less after their marriage because they coped through depression rather than alcohol, and because they were no longer influenced by their ex's drinking. (
  • Reasons for the negative toll kids take on marriage vary between men and women, but researchers say satisfaction levels start dropping as soon as children are born. (
  • The risks increase the older you are, according to the study, and the quality of the marriage has more of an effect on women -- possibly because they tend to internalize unhappiness more. (
  • Pregnancy is the leading cause of death worldwide for women ages 15 to 19, and in Sub-Saharan Africa, girls ages 15-19 are two to six times more likely to contract HIV than boys of the same age, largely due to the practice of child marriage. (
  • 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. (
  • The researchers asked women to rate the quality of sex and communication in their marriage, and the amount of time they spent with their husbands. (
  • For the sake of the study, marriages that scored poorly in these categories were considered "unsatisfying," while those that scored well were considered "satisfying" -- terms that probably wouldn't draw any arguments from the women. (
  • As reported in the journal Health Psychology, the study found that the women in unsatisfying marriages seemed to be walking targets for heart disease. (
  • Compared to women in satisfying marriages, they had higher blood pressure, higher cholesterol, and higher body mass indexes. (
  • Just as remarkably, a study of 189 men and women with congestive heart failure published in the American Journal of Cardiology found that survival depended just as much on the quality of the marriage as the severity of the disease. (
  • Especially for women, a bad marriage may be worse than no marriage at all. (
  • For women and girls like Akech, these hardships are all too often compounded by a serious human rights violation: child marriage. (
  • Are Women Growing More Unfaithful in Marriage? (
  • Some 60 years ago, Alfred Kinsey delivered a shock to midcentury sexual sensibilities when he reported that at some point in their marriages, half of the men and a quarter of the women in the U.S. had an extramarital affair. (
  • Many argue that marriage is an outdated institution. (
  • Like any law, the institution of marriage does two things: it provides consequences and it teaches. (
  • The problem with widening the expanse of marital functions is chiefly related to changing the social expectations that the institution of marriage produces. (
  • Both the fact that we are debating same-sex marriage and the way that debate has progressed suggest that many of us have lost sight of why marriage exists in the first place as a social institution and a matter of public policy. (
  • And of course, there has been the recent sanctimonious controversy over same-sex marriage and the irrational fear that the entire institution of marriage was being eroded by the prospect. (
  • When I first seriously considered marriage for myself, it was less about placing my faith in a long valued institution, and more about making the decision as individual and non-institutional as possible. (
  • Where do you think the institution of marriage is going? (
  • You might suppose if anyone is against the "institution of marriage", it'd be me! (
  • He said changing the definition of marriage does nothing to erode the institution or diminish the rights or status of heterosexual marriage. (
  • The countercultural revolution of the 1960s and '70s didn't get rid of the institution of marriage. (
  • Mr Cameron, the former prime minister, said he believed the new allowance would bolster the institution of marriage. (
  • Until the 16th century, Christian churches accepted the validity of a marriage on the basis of a couple's declarations. (
  • This required a public announcement of a forthcoming marriage, in the couple's parish church , for three Sundays prior to the wedding and gave an opportunity for any objections to the marriage to be voiced (for example, that one of the parties was already married or that the couple was related within a prohibited degree), but a failure to call banns did not affect the validity of the marriage. (
  • Studies have indicated that, in general, Caucasians tend to disapprove of interracial marriages, and blacks tend to approve. (
  • A new study found that in states whose laws changed to allow same-sex marriage from 1999-2015, the suicide rate among gay teens decreased by an average of 14 percent. (
  • A same-sex marriage supporter holds rose to mourn those who committed suicide due to discrimination during a parliament vote on three draft bills of a same-sex marriage law, outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, May 17. (
  • The consequences of child marriage can be devastating and long lasting. (
  • Girls are gradually saying 'no' to child marriage," said Anil Gulati, a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), which works with authorities to fight child marriage. (
  • But their strength to resist child marriage amazes us. (
  • Before the end of the year, the lives of millions of girls in Sub-Saharan Africa will be transformed, in what many are calling the beginning of the end for child marriage. (
  • Malawi, currently ranked 173 out of 180 countries globally for GDP per capita, has struggled for decades to confront the crisis of child marriage (World Bank, 2011). (
  • One year ago, graduates of the Public Health Institute's Adolescent Girls' Advocacy & Leadership Initiative (AGALI) came together to form the Adolescent Girls Advocacy Network (AGANET) with the goal of reviving the debate on child marriage at the national level. (
  • AGANET's member organizations have trained hundreds of girls, organized national televised forums on child marriage, produced documentary videos to raise community awareness, successfully advocated for local bylaws prohibiting child marriage, and met with dozens of high-level government decisionmakers to encourage them to end child marriage. (
  • This vote will determine the future of millions of girls in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a positive outcome will herald the beginning of the end for child marriage around the world. (
  • But these five facts about child marriage demonstrate why more must be done. (
  • The UN has recognized that not enough work has been done to measure the impact of child marriage on education. (
  • The research that has been done, though, suggests child marriage negatively affects a girl's educational prospects. (
  • Based on 2006 data from Nigeria, two researchers found that child marriage accounted for up to 20% of school drop-outs. (
  • A later study by the same researchers found that the gender education gap could be cut in half if child marriage and early pregnancies were eliminated. (
  • In some jurisdictions, a "pardon" can be obtained for marrying without a license, and in some jurisdictions, common-law marriages and marriage by cohabitation and representation are also recognized. (
  • Some states in the US hold that public cohabitation can be sufficient evidence of a valid marriage. (
  • In 1999 Yemen's parliament, citing religious grounds, abolished article 15 of Yemen's Personal Status Law, which set the minimum age for marriage for boys and girls at 15. (
  • A same-sex marriage supporter cries during a parliament vote on three draft bills of a same-sex marriage law, outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, May 17. (
  • Many factors contribute to a stable marriage, including the marital status of your spouse's parents (folks with divorced parents are significantly more likely to get divorced themselves), age at first marriage, race, religious beliefs and socio-economic status. (
  • Black-Caucasian unions have the lowest frequency of occurrence because of longstanding negative beliefs about these marriages. (
  • There are 168 hours in a week: make a commitment to devote at least two of those hours to your marriage every week. (
  • Just to make sure that the knobs in the machine were all working, the study also found that those not depressed don't find marriage depressing. (
  • Toronto MP Gurbax Singh Malhi is calling for changes to national immigration laws to make it harder for immigrants to use marriages of convenience to stay Canada. (
  • A Toronto area MP is calling on the federal government to make changes to national immigration laws in order to make it harder for immigrants who enter into marriages of convenience so they can live in Canada. (
  • But Derek Thomas, the Conservative MP for St Ives, said: When the marriage allowance was first proposed the implication was that it would be fully transferable and make a really significant difference. (
  • 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. (
  • [5] For many years, courts have refused to accept a minor's pregnancy as a pressing consideration in deciding whether to allow an early marriage. (
  • Over the years, it has come to be known as Marriage Island due to the many wedding ceremonies performed there. (
  • It denies that same-sex marriage would work a radical change in American law or society, insisting to the contrary that within a few years of its triumph everyone will wonder what all the fuss was about. (
  • Over the last twenty years, I have analysed many birth, marriage and death acts for my personal use from the Archives in Brussels and Paris. (
  • Courts in Ontario and British Columbia have ruled that language unconstitutional, but religious groups and social conservatives say the traditional definition of marriage dates back thousands of years and is a cornerstone of society and procreation. (
  • Marriage banns may not give a birth or baptism date, but they give the age of the bride and groom, making it possible to determine their approximate birth years. (
  • With over 30 years of research on love and successful marriage across six continents of the world and their own 46-year marriage, the Doctors know what makes relationships work. (
  • should not blind us to the hard truths discovered over the past thirty years: When marriages fail, children suffer. (
  • The marriage gap for men has changed less over the years, but there the trend lines have flipped too: Twenty-five percent of men with high-school degrees or less education have never married , compared to 23 percent of men with bachelor's degrees and 14 percent of those with advanced degrees. (
  • In Australia , there is no requirement to obtain a marriage licence. (
  • A requirement for banns of marriage was introduced to England and Wales by the Church in 1215. (
  • Although the consent of the bride and bridegroom was almost always formally required, it may be questioned how real the consent was in the case of a child bride or in marriages between parties who did not see each other beforehand. (
  • We study the impact of marriages resulting from bride kidnapping on infant birth weight. (
  • When a marriage took place, the bride and groom were required to submit copies of their birth records and copies of death records, if their parents were deceased. (
  • Marriage records usually give only the names of the bride and groom and the date and place of marriage. (
  • Marriage folio numbers are given to both the bride and the groom. (
  • Marriage is a key turning point in individuals' lives and helps promote lawful and responsible adult behavior. (
  • 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. (
  • This collection includes birth, marriages, and death. (
  • We find that children born to mothers in kidnap-based marriages have lower birth weight compared with children born to other mothers. (
  • The largest difference is between kidnap-based and arranged marriages: the magnitude of the birth weight loss is in the range of 2 % to 6 % of average birth weight. (
  • Website containing birth, marriage and death records from the province of Groningen in the Netherlands. (
  • Birth 1811-1911, Marriage 1811-1936, Death 1811-1961. (
  • The Italian Renaissance flourished during the first half of this period, and churches began keeping birth, marriage, and death records. (
  • When you research your family history, a vital proof of any birth, death or marriage fact is a copy of the Birth, Death or Marriage Entry. (
  • Most NZ libraries carry fiche of the Birth, Death and Marriage indexes. (
  • When I finally got her birth entry (after following numerous false leads) I discovered that she was actually named Mary Ann MORGAN, and that she was 17 at the time of her marriage! (
  • In systems in which females are legally and economically dependent within a family hierarchy , the juridical essence of marriage is the transfer of the female from control by her own family to control by her husband. (
  • Marriage licences were introduced in the 14th century, to allow the usual notice period under banns to be waived, on payment of a fee (see Droit du seigneur and merchet ) and accompanied by a sworn declaration, that there was no canonical impediment to the marriage. (
  • FRENCH President Francois Hollande has signed into law a bill allowing same-sex marriage, making France the 14th country to legalise gay weddings. (
  • Earlier, Asokan's counsel Shyam Divan had told the court that "the concept of marriage between consenting adults is being employed to defeat the law. (
  • The researchers found that a bad marriage causes more harm to the heart than a good marriage offers positive benefits to cardiovascular health. (
  • Hence, it may not be the spouses 'fraudulently' seeking benefits who are weakening marriage, but the lawmakers who have asked marriage to do more than it can. (
  • Drinking habits during marriage are influenced by those of spouses - for better or for worse - whereas how much a person imbibes after a marriage ends has to do with their coping mechanisms, as well as the shedding of marital influence. (
  • There is greater leniency on the permission for these marriages, but no change on the basic concern to preserve the faith of the Catholic partner and ensure that all the children baptized and reared in the Catholic Church. (
  • 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. (