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  • Number of unmarried parents doubles (in UK)

    11/01/2012 9:01:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:37PM GMT 01 Nov 2012 | John Bingham
    The number of children being brought up by unmarried couples in Britain has doubled since the mid-1990s. Official figures also show that the number of same-sex couples living together has increased eightfold in that time and that the number of homosexual or lesbian couples bringing up children has trebled in the past two years alone. Unmarried couples are now more likely than married couples to have children. …
  • Biden’s Solution to Dating Violence: ‘Knock Them on Their A…’

    06/23/2012 5:51:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 22, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    Vice President Joe Biden speaking out against dating violence during a White House event on Thursday said that dating violence and sexual assault won’t end until attitudes change and the perpetrator is treated like a “pariah.” “But the progress we’ve made so far isn’t enough,” Biden said. Young women still face the highest rates of dating violence, and nearly one in five college women will face sexual assault during her college career, he said. “Guys, these just aren’t statistics. They’re people you know. They’re your sister, the woman you’re in class with that you like, people you grew up with,...
  • Dartmouth: Dorm Assignments Will Not be 'Limited by Traditional Gender Binary'

    04/30/2012 8:36:08 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/30/2012 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Dartmouth College is expanding its "gender neutral" housing program, opening up more rooms where "students of any gender can cohabitate," the school newspaper, The Dartmouth, reported last week. The Ivy League school's website says Dartmouth "seeks to provide a living environment welcoming to all gender identities; one not limited by the traditional gender binary." The school's Director of Housing Rachael Class-Giguere is quoted as saying that gender-neutral housing options have been available on campus since 2007. (A growing number of colleges now offer such options.) Recently, Dartmouth's Housing Office has seen “a lot of interest” in more options...
  • The Downside of Cohabiting Before Marriage

    04/14/2012 5:44:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 75 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2012 | Meg Jay
    ... In a nationwide survey conducted in 2001 by the National Marriage Project, then at Rutgers and now at the University of Virginia, nearly half of 20-somethings agreed with the statement, “You would only marry someone if he or she agreed to live together with you first, so that you could find out whether you really get along.” About two-thirds said they believed that moving in together before marriage was a good way to avoid divorce. But that belief is contradicted by experience. Couples who cohabit before marriage (and especially before an engagement or an otherwise clear commitment) tend to...
  • Demographic Winter: A Disaster Movie In the Making

    10/16/2011 6:12:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 97 replies
    GrasstopsUSA email | October 12, 2011 | Don Feder
    A speech by Don Feder at Ave Maria University, September 20, 2011 Hollywood has a penchant for blowing things up – especially the world. Since the 1950s, apocalyptic movies (which come with a variety of special effects) have been all the rage. We’ve met our doom through nuclear war (“On The Beach,” “The Day After”), a worldwide super-plague (“Twelve Monkeys” “The Stand”), global warming (“The Day After Tomorrow,” “Waterworld,”), the earth’s core over-heating (“2012,” “The Core”), overpopulation (“Soylent Green”), a comet striking the earth (“Deep Impact,” “Armageddon”), sentient machines taking over (the “Terminator” and “Matrix” series), rampaging simians (the “Planet...
  • Lesbian Pastor Refuses to Wed Straights Until Gays Allowed to Marry in NC

    08/09/2011 8:09:59 PM PDT · by massmike · 79 replies
    http://teapartybase.com ^ | 08/09/2011 | n/a
    Pastor Nancy Petty, the lesbian spiritual leader at Pullen Memorial Baptist church in Raleigh, N.C., has a message for her state: Legalize same-sex marriage — or else. Until gay unions are legislatively permitted, Petty plans to no longer sign marriage licenses — an action that will potentially have a profound impact on her congregation. In addressing same-sex marriage, Petty said the following to her congregation: “Do we, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, want to continue to participate in offering religious ceremonies that carry with them civil and human rights that are not afforded to all people? Or will it be our...
  • Living in sin? NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo in trouble with Vatican official for ‘public concubinage’

    02/23/2011 3:21:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/23/2011 | Will Rahn
    New York’s budget-cutting Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have found himself in hot water with the Catholic Church. Dr. Edward Peters, a consultant to the Vatican’s highest court of canon law, told CNS News that Cuomo committed an “objectively sacrilegious” act that “produces grave scandal” when he received communion on New Year’s Day. Cuomo, a Democrat, is pro-choice and supports gay marriage, two positions the church vocally opposes. Of serious concern to Peters, however, is that Cuomo, who divorced Robert Kennedy’s daughter Kerry eight years ago, is currently living with Food Network host Sandra Lee. “Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York,...
  • Is Living Together Before Marriage Totally Accptable? ...Freeper Insight Needed

    07/31/2005 3:19:52 PM PDT · by mlmr · 322 replies · 5,317+ views
    7.31.05 | mlmr
    So I have been trying to rent an apartment in my home...and all I have answering the ads are boyfriends and girlfriends. No matter what social status, no matter what income level, I am seeing unmarried twenty, thirty and forty year old couples who want to live together. If I question them, they don't even understand why I am asking. These are Christians and Jews. I was so surprised to find that it would be so difficult to find a young married couple. Tell me Dear Freeper...am I totally out of the ballgame to expect to find a young married...
  • Wedding nightmare

    12/05/2004 7:53:40 AM PST · by MississippiMasterpiece · 95 replies · 2,819+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 05dec04 | ANDREW PARKER
    BRIDE Denise Dancer called off her wedding when she discovered her fiance had a secret lover - her teenage daughter. Denise and sweetheart Paul Bayliss, 34, had planned to marry after 10 "blissful" years together. They named the day for a $34,000 white wedding and Denise, 37, asked Emma -- her 18-year-old daughter from a previous relationship -- to be chief bridesmaid. But her world fell apart when she came home early and found 157cm Paul with Emma in the garden of the house they all shared in England's West Midlands. Denise, an office supervisor, said: "I glanced through the...
  • St. Anne’s (Hospital in MA) won’t give benefits to same-sex couples

    09/12/2004 2:43:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 860+ views
    Herald News ^ | September 10, 2004 | Will Richmond
    FALL RIVER -- Gay and lesbian employees at St. Anne's Hospital who provide health care benefits for their spouses will no longer be able to provide those services to their loved ones. Beginning Oct. 1, St. Anne’s is changing all of its health plans to self-funded plans. The move allows the hospital's managing group, Caritas Christi Health Care, to stop extending insurance benefits to same-sex spouses of employees. Under a self-funded plan, the employer pays funds for the plan based on its actual claims experience and hires a plan administrator to process the claims. A letter to employees dated Sept....
  • Lesbians sue Catholic school for refusing daughter

    08/06/2004 8:52:40 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 106 replies · 1,605+ views
    CW News ^ | 8/6/04 | CW News
    Eugene, Oregon, Aug. 06 (LifesiteNews.com/CWN) - A lesbian couple has sued a Catholic school and its parish after a daughter was refused admittance. After describing her irregular domestic arrangement to school principal Dianne Bert last year, Lee Inkmann was told her daughter would not be allowed to attend O'Hara Catholic School, because the lesbian relationship conflicted with Church doctrine, and could be confusing to other pupils. Inkmann and partner Trish Wilson are suing for $550,000 in damages, naming the school principal, as well as Father Mark Bachmeier, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, in their claim. Portland Archdiocese spokesman Bud...