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1 year 2 weeks ago

Post-nuptial agreements could rise

Post-nuptial agreements could increase after the Supreme Court decision granting gay couples federal marriage benefits. Post-nups are similar to pre-nups but take place after tying the knot. Nearly all 50 states allow them. Those who wed before the recent ruling may want to reallocate property and other items, and...

1 year 2 months ago

Gay marriage now legal in Rhode Island

Gay marriage is now legal in the state of Rhode Island. That state became the tenth in the nation yesterday to legalize same sex marriages. The governor addressed a large crowd of supporters of the bill in front of the state house, thanking the many individuals who worked to...

2 years 2 months ago

Civil unions face Colorado House

DENVER (AP) - The debate over whether gay couples should have civil unions in Colorado faces a defining moment in the Republican-controlled House. Senators approved the bill for the second consecutive year, but it's now in the hands of the same House committee that rejected it last year. Supporters of...

2 years 10 months ago

Marc Anthony to ABC: Split not 'sensationalistic'

NEW YORK (AP) - Marc Anthony is setting the record straight on his breakup from Jennifer Lopez in an upcoming exclusive interview with ABC. Anthony tells ABC's "Nightline" that the crumbling of their marriage "wasn't something sensationalistic." Tabloids have claimed Anthony was unfaithful, but he says the truth is the...

2 years 11 months ago

Polygamist leader awaiting punishment

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is awaiting his punishment from the same Texas jury that convicted him on child sex charges. Jurors were set to begin deliberations Tuesday in the trial's sentencing phase. Jeffs faces life in prison, where he can still lead the...

3 years 6 days ago

The politics of pledges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential contenders may be feeling nostalgic for the days of a single pledge: the oath of office. This year, candidates are being asked - or pressured - to profess their fealty to a whole host of positions on marriage, taxes, the deficit, abortion and gay...

3 years 2 months ago

Census: 7th year is bad year for marriages

WASHINGTON (AP) - New census figures show the "seven-year" itch persists - couples who break up typically separate upon seven years of marriage, and divorce a year later. The 2009 data released Wednesday also show U.S. divorces are leveling off after decades of increases. The census report found that...

3 years 4 months ago

Civil union bill in for long debate

DENVER (AP) - A same-sex civil unions bill expected before the Colorado Senate has both sides ready for a long debate. The measure has already cleared a committee and was scheduled for debate by the full chamber Wednesday. Both sides expected a long floor debate, though legislators could delay...

3 years 8 months ago

Marriage on the decline

"I do" is becoming "I don't want to." New numbers from the Pew Research Center show a decline in marriage. They say about half of American adults are married, but in 1960 that number was closer to three-fourths; and views of the family are changing too. "Americans still...

3 years 8 months ago

Gay marriage notices denied

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's largest newspaper is defending its decision to refuse to publish marriage notices for gay couples. New Hampshire is one of five states to have legalized gay marriage. Two men getting married in Portsmouth on Saturday wanted to publish a marriage notice in the...

4 years 1 month ago

Al and Tipper Gore separate after 40 years

Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage that included a White House run when their sunny relationship offered a counterpoint to President Bill Clinton's philandering. NBC News confirmed the split. According to an e-mail circulated among the couple's associates on...

4 years 1 month ago

Interracial marriage slows in US

The latest census figures show that the growth of interracial marriages is slowing among U.S.-born Hispanics and Asians. Still, blacks are substantially more likely than before to marry whites. The number of interracial marriages has risen 20 percent since 2000 to about 4.5 million. While still growing, that number...

4 years 4 months ago

$9 million awarded for ruined marriage

A jury has awarded a North Carolina woman $9 million from her husband's lover after ruling the other woman ruined their marriage. The News & Record of Greensboro reports the jury ruled this week in 60-year-old Cynthia Shackelford's alienation of affection case. North Carolina is one of a handful...

4 years 6 months ago

More men get economic boost from marriage

Historically, marriage was the surest route to financial security for women. Nowadays it's men who are increasingly getting the biggest economic boost from tying the knot, according to a new analysis of census data. The changes, summarized in a Pew Research Center report being released Tuesday, reflect the proliferation...

4 years 10 months ago

Same-sex unions begin in Vermont

Some couples had been waiting so long for gay marriage to become legal they held midnight ceremonies, but officials in Vermont say there hasn't been a rush of applications for licenses. A new state law went into effect today allowing same-sex marriage. That makes the Green Mountain state the fifth...

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