I dare you to watch the video and not tear up a bit.
Gay-rights groups are concerned about the increasing tide of attacks against LGBT(QIA) folk since same-sex marriage has become a political debate.
Well, it’s that time of year again: springtime, also known as wedding season, aka the time of year when bloggers spar over the right age to get married.
Though same-sex marriage has been legal in South Africa since 2006, making it just the fifth country to do so, their traditional wedding is one of the first such ceremonies in the country.
Today was the day that the Supreme Court heard the oral arguments of Proposition 8.
Seriously. I want to know.
I mean, “The End of Men” was going to come up eventually.
Despite the fact that people marrying later has contributed to a decreased divorce rate and increases the earning potential of women, this “marriage delay” is presented as a problem that we should all try to eradicate immediately.
An amazing 427 communities have already abandoned the practice, and much of the progress can be attributed to inroads made by the Imams, who are Muslim spiritual leaders.
While we have been rightfully celebrating state ratification of gay marriage, as long as the wildly unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is still in effect, there are very large limits to that power – namely, immigration.
I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve always seen child marriage as a more or less monolithic cultural tradition, that some people buck…or don’t. However, these charts provide a different picture.
The reasons are interlocking social and economic issues.