Topics :: Marriage

The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took to Keep My Best Friend in America, and What It Taught Us About Love

By Terri Schlichenmeyer | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
What makes a marriage work? Is it effort, honesty, trust, acceptance, love? Or, as in the new book "The Marriage Act" by Liza Monroy, should you strive to marry your best friend -- even if it’s illegal?

Study: Married Folks Have Fewer Heart Problems

By Marilynn Marchione | Friday Mar 28, 2014
Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem.

Court Asked to Let Michigan Gay Marriages Resume

Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage are asking a higher court to reject an indefinite stay while the case is appealed by the state attorney general.

Gay Marriage Advocates See Licenses in Philadelphia

Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
February 18, 2014 (WPVI) -- Gay marriage advocates plan to visit Philadelphia’s City Hall on Tuesday to seek marriage licenses or have their out-of-state marriages recognized.

Ind. House Members Split on Gay Marriage

Tuesday Jan 28, 2014
A poll of the 100 members of the Indiana House shows 38 plan to vote for a proposed constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage and 38 plan to vote against it, a newspaper report said Sunday.

Va. Quickly Emerging as Key in Gay Marriage Fight

By Steve Szkotak | Sunday Jan 19, 2014
Almost overnight, Virginia has emerged as a critical state in the nationwide fight to grant gay men and women the right to wed.

Tenn. Couples in Gay Marriage Suit Seek Injunction

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
Four same-sex couples are asking a federal judge for a preliminary injunction that would force Tennessee to recognize their marriages.

Hawaii House Committees Forward Gay Marriage Bill to Floor

Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
Two Hawaii House committees are moving forward a bill to legalize gay marriage to the full chamber.

Hawaii Gay Marriage Hearing Stretches Into Fourth Day

By Oskar Garcia | Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
Two Hawaii House committees conducting a joint hearing as they consider legalizing gay marriage are tightening rules on testimony after some people used a registration list to speak for others.

Christie’s Future Clouded by Gay Marriage

Wednesday Oct 23, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie, the popular, outspoken Republican governor of a heavily Democratic state, is making a delicate bid to cast himself as a leader of a more inclusive Republican Party as he seeks re-election and ponders a White House run.