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Religious Defense of Child Marriage in Trinidad and Tobago Ignites Firestorm

Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) is ablaze with anger and a sleeping giant has awoken. The Inter Religious Organization (IRO) voted 17 to 24 in favor of keeping an old colonial law allowing child marriage of girls as young as 12 years old. Almost immediately, social media erupted and the IRO were condemned. Show More Summary

It Only Takes One to Have a Happy Marriage

Defense is the first act of war. When people used to say, "Katie, you don't listen," I would immediately bristle and respond, "Of course I listen! How dare you say that! Who do you think you are? I listen!" I didn't realize that I was the one making war by defending myself. Show More Summary

Celebrating Nationwide Marriage Equality this Tax Day

For decades, LGBTQ people and families faced unique and difficult problems during tax season. Under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), same-sex couples were not treated as spouses by the federal government, including the Internal Revenue Service. Show More Summary

The Defense of Catholic Marriage

What we talk about when we talk about "indissolubility."

'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' Reunion Part 2 Recap: Does Kandi Come to Kenya's Defense?

During part two of The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 8 reunion, Kenya relives her painful family reunion, Peter and Cynthia defend their marriage and Kandi sticks up for Kenya. Who can forget Kenya's boat trip that ended with Cynthia...Show More Summary

Justice Scalia’s replacement could determine the future of gay rights at work

The gay rights movement has made a lot of progress at the Supreme Court in the past few years, with decisions tossing out the federal Defense of Marriage Act and then legalizing gay marriage altogether. But one big piece of the puzzle is still missing: A ruling on the question of whether gays and lesbians […]

Is the Vatican planning to give its top family post to a cardinal open to homosexual unions?

It is inconceivable that somebody who so openly opposes Catholic teaching could inspire his fellow cardinals, bishops, priests and laity in their work for the defense of human life, marriage and the family.

Here Are 5 Companies Going Above And Beyond For The LGBT Community

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A lot can change in 20 years, even in the halls of corporate America. In 1996, the now-infamous Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was signed into U.S. law, blocking the federal government from recognizing state-sanctioned same-sex marriages. Show More Summary

In Defense of Traditional Marriage… and all the Other Options

Traditional marriage isn't for everyone, but that's okay. The post In Defense of Traditional Marriage… and all the Other Options appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Corrections

In a Feb. 4 Politics, Jamelle Bouie misstated that Sen. Ted Kennedy voted for the Defense of Marriage Act. He voted against it.

Kahng:The Taxation Of Women In Same-Sex Marriages

Lily Kahng (Seattle), The Not-So-Merry Wives of Windsor: The Taxation of Women in Same-Sex Marriages, 101 Cornell L. Rev.325 (2015): In United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act definition of marriage as “between one man and one woman,” heralding its subsequent recognition, in Obergefell...

Trump Phenomenon Points to Church's Lack of Prophets

Innumerable it seems are the issues facing the nation. Abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, self defense and ownership of guns, marriage, parental rights, pornography, gambling, alcohol use and abuse, drugs, the environment, crime, corruption in government, government assistance, national defense, foreign policy, freedom of speech, religious liberty, etc., etc., etc.

Watch Bernie Sanders Stand Up to a Homophobic Politician for Insulting LGBT Armed Forces in 1995

4 months agoNews : Truthdig

The Vermont senator was a strong defender of gay rights even as President Bill Clinton was about to sign the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, a law Hillary Clinton openly supported.

Tennessee Officials Seek to Defy U.S. Supreme Court on Marriage Equality

Legislators have convened the 2016 legislative session in Nashville and HRC is already tracking a number of anti-LGBT bills. The so-called “Natural Marriage Defense Act” (HB 1412) seeks to defy the Supreme Court’s ruling by eliminating marriage equality in the State of Tennessee. Show More Summary

Rick Santorum Would Defy SCOTUS and Enforce DOMA If Elected President – WATCH

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Presidential long-shot Rick Santorum said in an interview Sunday that he would enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) despite the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision that effectively gutted it. Appearing on Catholic News Network EWTN, Santorum to… Read The post Rick Santorum Would Defy SCOTUS and Enforce DOMA If Elected President – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

David Foster Comes Out Swinging In Defense Of Yolanda Foster — Says Speculation About Her Lyme Disease Is 'So Frustrating'

David Foster has made his alliances clear. In a recent statement, Foster addressed rumors that he's questioning Yolanda Foster's battle with lyme disease following the breakdown of their four year marriage. Not only does David slam the non-believers, but he absolutely gushes over his ex. Related: David Is STILL Paying For Yolanda's Medical Treatment! Speaking on the haters [...]

Conservative Groups Urge GOP Candidates to Sign Defense of Marriage Pledge

American Principles Project and Heritage Action for America are urging the Republican presidential candidates to not forget about their social...

Madonna Says Sean Penn Is No Wife Beater: He’s A ‘Caring, Compassionate Individual’

Madonna has surprisingly come to ex-husband Sean Penn’s defense, testifying that he never hit her, during their marriage. The Queen of Pop came forward to defend her former spouse, after Penn initiated a defamation of character lawsuit against Empire creator Lee Daniels. Show More Summary

Nick Saban To Media: Talk To My Dang Soda Bottle

6 months agoSports : Deadspin

Nick Saban is on a nice little streak of press conference hijinks. He followed up last month’s cussin’ and marriage advisin’ by getting fed up with questions about his defensive coordinator possibly becoming the new head coach at Georgia, and then kindly instructed the media to talk to his soda bottle instead. Read more...

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