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  • Scottsdale couple catches Mattel's attention in post asking for same-sex Barbie set

    12/14/2018 10:35:54 AM PST · by bgill · 51 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | Dec. 13, 2018 | Laura Lollman
    A Scottsdale couple sparked toy brand Mattel's attention with a social media post asking for a same-sex Barbie wedding set. Matt Jacobi and Nick Caprio are set to be married May 2019 and their two nieces will be flower girls. When one of the girls' 8th birthday came around, Jacobi and Caprio wanted to get her something special to get her excited about the big day. The couple found some Barbie wedding sets but none of them were same-sex wedding sets... Jacobi said Mattel reached out to him Wednesday to set up a meeting to discuss the issue and they...
  • Why men should give their wives a cheat pass this Christmas

    12/10/2018 1:39:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 7, 2018 | Rosa Silverman
    When I told my husband I was interviewing a writer who thinks men should give their wives a ‘cheat pass’ this Christmas, he understandably had some questions. “How would the wife find someone suitable for the occasion?” he wondered. (We were talking in the abstract, of course, and I deemed it safer to treat this as rhetorical.) I assured him that yes, it was all very unfeasible, and concluded he’ll more likely gift me jewellery.
  • [Cath Cauc] Births and Religious Marriages Collapse in Italy. After Two Synods on the Family

    12/07/2018 9:23:55 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | December 3, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    Births and Religious Marriages Collapse in Italy. After Two Synods on the Family On the very same day on which the Pontifical Urban University was opening an exhibit (see photo) dedicated to the heroic Ulma family of Poland - “this big family,” Pope Francis said, “shot by Nazi Germans during the second world war for having hidden and given aid to Jews” - in Italy the National Institute of Statistics released the figures on births and marriages in the year 2017.Anything but “big” families, like that of those Polish martyrs or like many in Italy a century ago. The collapse...
  • Justice Kennedy's Hubris

    12/02/2018 1:21:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-2-2018 | Nancy Pearcey
    This week on The David Rubenstein Show, retired Justice Kennedy finally admitted the real reason behind his Obergefell ruling, the 2015 Supreme Court decision that created a novel definition of marriage to give legal status to same-sex couples. Kennedy said, “It seemed to me just wrong that under the Constitution, over 100,000 adopted children of gay parents could not have their parents married. I just thought this was wrong.” Well, now we know. The justice’s reasoning had nothing to do with Constitutional principles. He had an emotional reaction and in his hubris he imposed his private feelings on the nation....
  • The Divorce Rate Is Dropping. That May Not Actually Be Good News

    11/27/2018 12:52:36 PM PST · by Drew68 · 47 replies
    Time ^ | 28 Nov 2018 | Belinda Luscombe
    Have you heard that statistic that half of all marriages will end in divorce? It’s wrong. Even if that many marriages ever did disintegrate at one point, they don’t now. Divorce is on the decline and has been since the 1980s in America (when that 50% divorce statistic took hold). Experts now put your chances of uncoupling at about 39% in the U.S. This sounds like such promising news. Families are sticking together! But in practice, this does not mean more people are living happily ever after. Census figures released on Nov. 14 show that the median age at first...
  • A Message to Young Women from a Career Woman

    11/27/2018 6:08:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 166 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    Every Wednesday, the second hour of my national radio show is the "Male/Female Hour." A few weeks ago, a woman named Jennifer called in. For reasons of space, I have somewhat shortened her comments. Every young woman should read them. This is precisely what she said: "Dennis, I want to get right to it. I'm 50 years old with four college degrees. I was raised by a feminist mother with no father in the home. My mother told me get an education to the maximum level so that you can get out in the world, make a lot of money....
  • Stuff for Tuesday

    11/27/2018 5:52:06 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 7 replies
    email | 11/27/2018 | unknown
    Lexophilia… ----Venison for dinner again? Oh deer! ----England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool . ----I tried to catch some fog, but I mist. ----They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Typo. ----I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now. ----Jokes about German sausage are the wurst. ----I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time. ----I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me. ----A girl said she recognized me from the Vegetarian...
  • Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage in referendum

    11/24/2018 4:01:29 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24th November 2018 | BBC News
    Taiwan has rejected same-sex marriages, in a blow to the island's reputation as a rights trailblazer in Asia. The results in referendums come despite a high court ruling in March 2017 in favour of such unions. The court also gave parliament two years to amend laws or pass new ones. It is unclear how Saturday's voting will affect legislation. Meanwhile, President Tsai Ing-wen quit as leader of Taiwan's governing party after defeats in local elections. Her pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is set to lose more than half of the 13 cities and counties it won in 2014, Taiwanese media...
  • Christian couple who refused to picture gay weddings in their bridal magazine are forced to close

    11/17/2018 6:00:55 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 November 2018 | MARK BROOK
    A bridal magazine has announced it will close just months after it sparked outrage for refusing to feature same-sex weddings. Founders Luke and Carla Burrell, who are Christians, announced they would close White Magazine on Saturday after advertisers withdrew sponsorship. A farewell note published on White Magazine's website on Saturday said the couple had recently experienced 'a flood of judgement' and lost a number of advertisers. The Burrells became target of an intimidation campaign in which their staff were threatened and one individual warned their house would be burned down. 'We have had to recognise the reality that White Magazine...
  • New York State Episcopal Church Bishop Reaffirms Ban on Gay Marriage in Diocese

    11/12/2018 3:18:17 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 12th 2018 | Michael Gryboski
    A bishop of The Episcopal Church whose diocese is based in the capital of New York has announced that his churches will not perform same-sex marriage ceremonies. Earlier this year, the Episcopal Church General Convention passed a resolution allowing for congregations to perform gay weddings even in dioceses where leadership objects. The new policy is scheduled to take effect on the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 2. This stood in contrast to a resolution passed by the General Convention in 2015 that allowed bishops opposed to same-sex marriage to maintain a ban on such unions within their diocese. Bishop William...
  • Kim Davis loses re-election bid for Kentucky county clerk

    11/07/2018 4:21:31 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 6th 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who received international attention for denying gay couples marriage licenses, lost her re-election bid Tuesday, according to local reports. Davis, a Republican, was about 700 votes behind her Democratic opponent, Elwood Caudill Jr., in her bid for a second term as Rowan County clerk. In the Democratic primary, Caudill beat David Ermold, the man whom Davis had refused to grant a same-sex marriage license, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Caudill, Rowan County's chief deputy property valuation administrator, had unsuccessfully challenged Davis in 2014 in the Republican primary. Davis switched party allegiances in 2015. “I want...
  • Woman finds 'basic' engagement ring BEFORE boyfriend proposes and complains about it [tr]

    11/07/2018 8:30:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 128 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2018 | Valerie Edwards
    A woman who found her engagement ring before her boyfriend proposed complained about the 'basic' band on social media - and the internet is not happy. 'Ewwwww. Self shame Friday here I come. Found this in the BF's nightstand. Not a fan,' the woman wrote in a Facebook group. 'Please roast and then tell me how to tactfully say no you need to go get something different,' she added.
  • This Man Will Pay You $180M To Marry His Daughter, But Here's The Catch

    11/02/2018 11:20:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Culture Hook ^ | Gigi Cummings
    Some people have it all, the life of luxury, cars, planes, diamonds, anything they want. And yet there is always something everyone wants that money cant buy. Chinese billionaire Cecil Chao, who made is fortune in luxury real-estate and property development in Hong Kong would love nothing more in life than his darling daughter to get married to the man of her dreams. But Chao's dream will never come true because his only daughter is a lesbian. So Chao is trying to come up with a plan to use his millions to pay a man to "turn" his daughter...
  • Neil Young confirms he married Daryl Hannah — in push to get Americans to vote.

    11/01/2018 3:36:00 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 101 replies
    NBC POP CULTURE NEWS ^ | 11/1/2018 | David K. Li
    Music icon Neil Young finally acknowledged his marriage to actress Daryl Hannah — and then begged Americans to rock the vote next week. The "Harvest Moon" crooner reportedly tied the knot with the 57-year-old "Splash" actress back in August but hadn't commented on the union until casually mentioning it this week on his website. He referenced "my wife Daryl and I" in a plea to Americans to get out to the polls on Tuesday.
  • Study: People With Fewer Sex Partners Report Happier Marriages

    10/24/2018 11:40:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2018 | John Sexton
    Here’s one that really cuts against the cultural grain. A new study by a sociologist in Utah finds that people with fewer sexual partners reported having happier marriages compared to those who had more partners prior to marriage. From the Atlantic: Over at the Institute for Family Studies, Nicholas Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah, has found that Americans who have only ever slept with their spouses are most likely to report being in a “very happy” marriage. Meanwhile, the lowest odds of marital happiness—about 13 percentage points lower than the one-partner women—belong to women who have...
  • The Value of Virginity

    10/24/2018 10:58:15 AM PDT · by MeganC · 55 replies
    MeganC ^ | 24 October 2018 | MeganC
    About a year ago I saw a feminist program which talked about how virginity wasn't such a big deal and how girls should feel free to experience their sexuality so long as pills, creams, condoms, and legal consent forms were involved. Through the course of the program the act of sex was reduced to little more than a routine biological function akin to going to the bathroom or eating. Ironically, as the program sought to warn girls about being objectified it also managed to reduce men into support systems for penises. And the sole purpose of the penis was clearly...
  • Fewer Sex Partners Means a Happier Marriage

    10/22/2018 9:54:09 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 244 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10-22-18 | OLGA KHAZAN
    Over at the Institute for Family Studies, Nicholas Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah, has found that Americans who have only ever slept with their spouses are most likely to report being in a “very happy” marriage. Meanwhile, the lowest odds of marital happiness—about 13 percentage points lower than the one-partner women—belong to women who have had six to 10 sexual partners in their lives. For men, there’s still a dip in marital satisfaction after one partner, but it’s never as low as it gets for women,... (Skip) In an earlier analysis, Wolfinger found that women with zero...
  • State Tells Christian Filmmakers: Make Same-Sex Marriage Films or Spend 90 Days in Jail

    10/18/2018 5:36:32 PM PDT · by massmike · 112 replies
    cbn.com ^ | 10/18/2018 | Steve Warren
    Two Christian filmmakers appeared before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul Tuesday to challenge Minnesota state law which they say illegally forces them to produce and create films expressing messages that contradict their core beliefs. Telescope Media Group owners Carl and Angel Larsen have already been threatened with hefty fines and up to 90 days in jail if they choose to disregard the law. The Larsens want to enter the wedding industry. However, the state's Human Rights Act stipulates if the couple creates films celebrating their Christian beliefs about marriage – that marriage is between one man...
  • Princess Eugenie: 'I wanted my wedding dress to show my scar'

    10/12/2018 5:41:44 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 12, 2018 | Gerry Holt & Kesewaa Browne
    For many brides what to wear on their big day is one of the most important decisions they'll make. Ivory or white? A-line or mermaid? Long or short? Fitted or puffy? But for Princess Eugenie there was an extra factor at play. The Queen's granddaughter had major surgery on her back to treat a curvature of the spine at the age of 12. Sixteen years on, and the princess chose to wear a wedding dress that showed her scar, saying she hoped it would honour those who had helped her and inspire others with the condition of scoliosis. "I had...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Marriage Is About What Is Best For Children

    10/08/2018 8:54:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-07-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Marriage Is About What Is Best For Children Msgr. Charles Pope • October 7, 2018 • As a kind of follow-up from yesterday’s Gospel on marriage, we do well to ponder where our focus on marriage is, both personally and nationally.Finding our way back – Part of the essential work we must do in re-establishing a coherent vision for marriage rooted in tradition, Natural Law, and, for believers, Scripture, is to restore a proper reference point so that all the pieces of the discussion make sense.What is this proper reference point? Marriage is essentially about children and what is...