Tag: marriage

A loving response to Deb Mell’s beautiful homage to her wife

UPDATE: Read additional thoughts on Illinois’ approval of same-sex marriage in a later post. Who could not be touched by Chicago Ald. Deb Mell’s moving essay (“Perspective: Make marriage equal,” Chicago Tribune, Oct. 21, 2013) describing the love she has for her wife, Christin Baker? In revealing the details of their life together, their marriage in Iowa... Read more »

For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

This is sad. That means ever increasing numbers of children are being raised by a single parent. Even the New York Times recognizes that this is a problem. The shift is affecting children’s lives. Researchers have consistently found that children born outside marriage face elevated risks of falling into poverty, failing in school or suffering emotional and... Read more »

Wonder why the Catholic Church says marriage is only for a man and a woman?

If you want to be closed-minded about it, then skip the rest of this. America’s Catholic Bishops have established a new website, “Marriage: Unique for a Reason,” to help explain the church’s position. You might not agree, but at least it will explain a position that in today’s culture is considered to be divisive, if... Read more »
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Gay marriage across the land: Not so darn fast

The recent legalization of same-sex marriage in New York proves that it’s no longer an issue in the United States, right? Gay marriage will eventually, but certainly, become widely accepted everywhere, right? Not if the American people have anything to say about it. So far, the question has been put directly to American voters 31... Read more »

My Waffle Wedded Wife

Senate health care bill creates new marriage penalty

Thought the new health care taxes wouldn’t hit you. Read about the 17 new taxes contained in the  health care bill being rushed through the Senate in the hopes that you won’t notice. Here’s just one item for you couples thinking about getting married: But a married couple in which each earner makes $150,000 would... Read more »
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