Free Republic 2nd Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $82,666
Woo hoo!! And now less than $5.4k to go!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: marriage

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Gay weddings have boosted US economy by $3.8 billion since landmark ruling (Barf alert)

    05/30/2020 1:46:48 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 29th 2020 | Reuters
    Gay and lesbian weddings have boosted state and local economies by an estimated $3.8 billion since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide in the United States in 2015, according to a study published on Thursday. Nearly 300,000 gay and lesbian couples have tied the knot since the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, according to researchers from the Williams Institute at California’s UCLA School of Law. “Marriage equality has changed the lives of same-sex couples and their families,” said the study’s lead author Christy Mallory, state and local policy director at the Williams Institute. “It has also provided...
  • America’s Baby Crisis Is A Bigger Threat Than The Pandemic

    05/29/2020 7:53:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 29, 2020 | Nicole Russel
    Believe it or not, thereÂ’s something better than a grande Starbucks Frappuccino, an iPhone, or an afternoon reading a good book. As COVID-19 cases continue declining in many states, new threats are emerging: Alongside growing unemployment rates and an increase in depression, births are declining. According to provisional figures from the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionÂ’s National Center for Health Statistics, births in America are down to their lowest number in 35 years.Nearly 4 million babies were born in the U.S. last year, but that was still a 1 percent birth decrease and 2 percent fertility decrease from 2017....
  • Marriages on decline? You can thank Joe marrying Joey

    05/01/2020 8:52:24 PM PDT · by fwdude · 83 replies
    One News Now ^ | May 1, 2020 | Billy Davis, Steve Jordah
    The marriage rate in the United States has dropped to its lowest point since someone began keeping records, and anyone who is not a man-hating feminist knows that is a bad sign for the future. A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows marriages fell 6 percent from 2018 to reflect an average 6.5 unions per 1,000 people, the lowest number since the federal government began keeping records in 1867.
  • US marriage rate plunged to lowest level on record in 2018

    04/29/2020 4:43:33 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 29, 2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Americans are no longer putting a ring on it. The US marriage rate fell to its lowest level on record in 2018, federal stats released Wednesday show. New figures from the National Center for Health Statistics reveal the nationwide marriage rate fell 6 percent from 2017 to 2018, with 6.5 new unions formed for every 1,000 people. The figure marks the lowest rate since the US government started tracking such data in 1867, Sally Curtin, the report’s lead author and a statistician at the federal agency, told the Wall Street Journal. “Millennials are in peak marriage years, their 20s and...
  • U.S. marriage rate is at record low

    04/29/2020 1:04:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    UPI ^ | April 29, 2020 | ByEd Adamczyk
    The U.S. marriage rate is lower than at any point in over a century, with only 6.5 unions per 1,000 people, a government statistics agency reported Wednesday. The National Center for Health Statistics' National Vital Statistics System, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said data for 2018, the most recent year analyzed, showed a decline from 6.9 marriages per 1,000 people in 2017. The 2018 figure is the lowest rate since the federal government began collecting data in 1867. "Millennials [referring to those born between roughly 1980 and 1996] are in peak marriage years, their 20s...
  • Men Driven Away From The West By Leftist Crap. How many Of Us Are Like This?

    04/12/2020 1:53:06 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 76 replies ^ | 12th April 2020 | Ozguy1945
    Modern feminism has ruined life for me in The West. In Indonesia I found a sense of love and family impossible for far too many men in modern Australia. Do any Freepers have knowledge of similar life experiences?
  • Woman Stabs Man Believing Her Husband Was Losing Fight, Police Say

    04/07/2020 12:04:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    KSL ^ | Apr. 7, 2020 | Pat Reavy
    A woman who was allegedly trying to help her husband during a fight was arrested after police say she stabbed the man her husband was fighting. Morgaine Huey, 22, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Monday for investigation of aggravated assault. About 9 p.m., police say Huey’s husband got into a fight with another man near 2200 S. Highland Drive. “(She) stated her husband was getting hurt and appeared to be losing the fight,” according to a police affidavit. That’s when a witness observed Huey “pull an object out and stab the victim, causing him to fall to...
  • Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s attack on faith

    04/01/2020 5:10:51 PM PDT · by Mike Westfall · 13 replies
    The Alpena News ^ | 3/7/2020 | Mike Westfall
    This is a new generation of elected political representatives refusing to respect, recognize, or answer to God. Their desire is to terminate the Judeo-Christian moral standard, which interferes with their personal ideology, political causes, and chosen lifestyles. This self-serving revelation is totally redefining our culture and could severely weaken, if not destroy, our nation.
  • Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery... Ten Commandments pt 9

    Thou shalt not commit adultery. Exodus 20:14We are in the second table of the Law of God. This is the part which is summed up in this commandment, “You Shall Love Your neighbor as Yourself”. The first table is about how we are to Love God, the second, is about loving our fellow man. We are to love his life, and not to murder him, hate him. seek to diminish him, belittle or insult our neighbor in any way, for these are all forms of murder. We are also to love his marriage. Marriage is sacred, it’s sanctity is protected...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Ilhan Omar's new husband Tim Mynett officiated at his own wedding to the far-left congresswoman, marriage certificate reveals

    03/17/2020 4:36:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/17/20 | Martin Gould
    Ilhan Omar’s new husband officiated at his own marriage to the leftist congresswoman, their marriage certificate reveals. has exclusively obtained the certificate which lists Tim Mynett as both the officiant and the bridegroom at the ceremony. It has been legal to conduct your own ceremony in Washington, D.C. since 2014, and that is what Mynett appears to have done. Such marriages are also allowed in Colorado and Pennsylvania and are recognized in other states. The total expense would have been $45 - $35 for the license and $10 for the certificate. The certificate shows that Mynett married Omar on...
  • Ilhan Omar gets married. Again...

    03/12/2020 7:28:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/12/2020 | Ethel C. Fenig
    This is the week that began when we lost an hour as we sprang forward to save daylight and continued with a full spring moon, so close and large, enough to give many of us something to admire ... while in self-isolation from coronavirus.  Sigh. And so, in that spirit, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Somalia in Minnesota) temporarily suspended her professional hate of America to announce, via Instagram:  No, this lucky third husband isn't her brother as was husband #2 -- or was he #1?  He is her married-to-someone else campaign aide and fundraiser who conveniently "earned" several hundred thousand dollars from her campaign when...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar announces marriage to political strategist

    03/12/2020 5:53:01 AM PDT · by Twotone · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 11, 2020 | Breck Dumas
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) announced on Instagram Wednesday night that she has remarried, posting a picture flashing rings with her political strategist, Tim Mynett, with whom she previously denied having an affair. What are the details? "Got married! From partners in politics to life partners, so blessed," Omar wrote along with the picture on Instagram, adding, "Alhamdulillah." Omar's friend Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) reacted by writing, "Alf Mabrook sis. So happy for you." The apparent nuptials happened last week, according to the Daily Mail, which has covered Omar's relationship history closely. The outlet reported last month that Omar and Mynett...
  • Representative Ilhan Omar Announces Marriage on Instagram

    03/11/2020 8:41:15 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 102 replies
    Eyewitness News (5) KSTP - Minneapolis and St. Paul ^ | 03/11/2020 | Eyewitness news staff
    On Wednesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar announced on her Instagram account she is married. The photo attached to the post shows her and who appears to be political consultant Tim Mynett, who she has been romantically linked to.
  • Middle class Americans can no longer afford to get married due to huge debts as just 50 per cent now tie the knot

    03/10/2020 9:48:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 115 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2020 | Leah Simpson
    Middle class Americans are opting not to marry because until they're financially ready, according to new research that shows people value having a lot of money and a career they enjoy more than a legal union. Student loans and other debts get in the way of marriage which is nowadays regarded as a 'capstone achievement' that comes once an individual has set up for a stable future, researchers say. While 60 percent of Americans said they had been married in 2002 that dropped to 50 percent in 2017. In that same 15-year period the cohabiting figures rose from 54 percent...
  • Vatican Commission Implies that the Vast Majority of Catholic Marriages Are Invalid: Annul Away!

    03/06/2020 11:18:17 AM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 6, 2020 | Chris Ferrara
    Vatican Commission Implies that the Vast Majority of Catholic Marriages Are Invalid: Annul Away! The Pseudo-Magisterium that has afflicted the Church since the Second Vatican Council has just issued a new pseudo-doctrinal pronouncement from the “International Theological Commission” (ITC).  The ITC, which has no doctrinal authority whatsoever and is essentially a neo-Modernist think tank whose mission apparently is to undermine true Catholic teaching while pretending to explain it, has just published something called “The Reciprocity Between Faith and Sacraments in the Sacramental Economy.”I’ll skip the endless blah, blah, blah we have come to expect from Roman documents since the Council...
  • Modern Orthodox Jewish couples court controversy with religious prenup

    03/02/2020 6:06:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02.29.20 | Suzy Weiss
    Before Shanee Markovitz and Tani Kay get married this May, the couple gathered their close friends together recently to celebrate … their prenup. “I want my friends to see this as a huge part of our wedding. It’s as important as every other piece, if not more,” says Markovitz, 20. “We’re going to announce it at our wedding and put it in our programs, too.” While many prenuptial agreements are kept hush-hush and often seen as unromantic, for this couple — who have been together since they were high-school sophomores — it’s a sign of liberation. And not everyone is...
  • The ‘Dating Market’ Is Getting Worse: The old but newly popular notion that one’s love life can be analyzed like an economy is flawed—and it’s ruining romance.

    02/26/2020 6:02:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 75 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 25, 2020 | Ashley Fetters and Kaitlyn Tiffany
    Ever since her last relationship ended this past August, Liz has been consciously trying not to treat dating as a “numbers game.” By the 30-year-old Alaskan’s own admission, however, it hasn’t been going great. Liz has been going on Tinder dates frequently, sometimes multiple times a week—one of her New Year’s resolutions was to go on every date she was invited on. But Liz, who asked to be identified only by her first name in order to avoid harassment, can’t escape a feeling of impersonal, businesslike detachment from the whole pursuit. “It’s like, ‘If this doesn’t go well, there are...
  • UK Court: Sharia Marriages Not Valid Under English Law

    02/21/2020 1:30:49 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | Feb 19, 2020 | Soeren Kern
    The Court of Appeal, the second-highest court in England and Wales after the Supreme Court, has ruled that the Islamic marriage contract, known as nikah in Arabic, is not valid under English law. The landmark ruling has far-reaching implications. On the one hand, the decision strikes a blow against efforts to enshrine this aspect of Sharia law into the British legal system. On the other hand, it leaves potentially thousands of Muslim women in Britain without legal recourse in the case of divorce.
  • Coronavirus is interrupting the supply chain for wedding dresses coming out of China

    02/18/2020 3:28:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    KSBW ^ | Feb 17, 2020 | Kyla Linville
    If you’re a bride to be and are on the search for the perfect dress, you may want to start looking earlyIf you're a bride to be and are on the search for the perfect dress, you may want to start looking early. The coronavirus is interrupting the supply chain for wedding and prom dresses that are coming out of China. Some bridal shops on the Central Coast say they haven't taken a hit yet but are aware it could happen. "It's not just the factories, but also the manufacturers that create the lace and the fabric that are also...
  • Ilhan Omar Marriage Scandal Takes Major Turn After New Details Emerge

    02/17/2020 2:10:55 PM PST · by montag813 · 70 replies
    24News ^ | 02-17-2020 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri Urban According to a new bombshell report, Omar’s campaign has been paying $250,000 to her ex, Ahmed Hirsi, for his silence on her affair with D.C. political consultant Tim Mynett. Federal Election Commissions records also show that Omar’s campaign has paid Tim Mynett’s fundraising company $500,000 in the last year alone. This is NOT the kind of scrutiny Omar wants, since the FBI announced it was investigating criminal allegations against her.