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Pope Francis Aims to Make Marriage Annulment Process Easier

Continuing his reform streak from within the Vatican’s highest post, Pope Francis on Tuesday announced that he is taking steps to make marriage annulment a less complex, pricey and fraught process for Catholics than it historically has been.

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Rule of Law

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Actor Mark Ruffalo’s Sharp, Smart Response to ‘Ignorant’ Non-Feminists

The “Avengers” actor hits back at what he calls the “‘I am not a feminist’ Internet phenomenon.”

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Is the Democratic Party Committing Suicide?

A writer argues that progressives should be wary of following the Democratic Party down a path of self-destruction; Facebook is now cited in a third of divorce cases in the U.K. as evidence of “inappropriate behavior”; and applicants can now read what college admissions committees write about them during their decision process. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 READ MORE

Pope Francis

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Catholic Church More Open to Gays Than Contraception

An interesting document emerged Monday from a gathering of Catholic Bishops, signaling a possible change in manners if not policy.

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Divorce Lawyers

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Pope Francis to Focus on Changing Times at Bishops’ Summit

This Pope Francis certainly is an ambitious fellow.

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Are Religious People More Likely to Lie?

A new study points to certain personal characteristics linked with a greater likelihood of lying for financial gain, and being religious is one of them. Whatever happened to “Thou shalt not bear false witness”?

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Andrew Sullivan: Catholics Should Be OK With Gay Marriage

The blogger and commentator, who is gay and Catholic, explained to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday why the Catholic Church shouldn’t have any problems with same-sex couples getting married.

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AP / Lionel Cironneau

Schwarzenegger Admits He Had a Child on the Side

Here we have a headline that smacks of the inevitable: Arnold Schwarzenegger has conceded that he fathered a child just over 10 years ago with a longtime member of his household staff. This “event,” as the former California governor called it in a statement ... (more)

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Trendy French Straights Have Co-Opted Civil Unions

Last year 95 percent of France‚Äôs civil unions (known as pactes civil de solidarité) were signed by heterosexual couples, according to the New York Times. ... (more)

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AP / Osservatore Romano, HO

Pope Gets Preachy About Gays, Abortion in Spain

While in Barcelona, Spain, to dedicate Antoni Gaudi’s famous, yet unfinished Sagrada Familia basilica, Pope Benedict XVI got down to some unfinished business of his own, zeroing in on a short list of favorite family values issues he sees as causes for concern ... (continued)

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AP / Reed Saxon

The War of the McCourts

The story of Frank and Jamie McCourt, who turned the Dodgers into their own piggy bank, lived a life of mortgaged royalty and then decided to destroy one another, is like something out of Tom Wolfe.

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Divorce Donkeys

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Karl Rove and Second Wife Divorce

Karl Rove, the George W. Bush strategy specialist who was instrumental in mobilizing the conservative voting base using so-called wedge issues such as gay marriage during the last decade’s elections, has ended his own second marriage. Rove and his wife of 24 years, Darby, technically divorced last week.

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California Marriage Protection Act PSA

A Marriage Protection Act Gays Can Appreciate

Score one for irony: A new movement is in the works, complete with its own Web site, to protect the institution of marriage in the Golden State from the unholy scourge of ... divorce. The drive is on for the 2010 California Marriage Protection Act, and this group—which actually intends to poke fun at the Proposition 8 proponents—is circulating its own PSAs to educate the masses about its mission.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009 READ MORE

The Gay Divorce Fandango

I suppose there is something charming about watching conservative politicians in Texas trying so ardently to preserve a same-sex marriage.

Posted on Oct 7, 2009 READ MORE

John and Cindy McCain
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McCain’s Past Catches Up in the Press

Along with maintaining the hypervigilance necessary to avoid having one’s gaffes caught on camera and replayed endlessly on YouTube, politicians face a vast array of image-maintenance challenges these days. John McCain encountered a PR problem of the lower-tech variety on Friday, in the form of two newspaper articles focusing on details from his private life that could be gleaned from plain ol’ public records.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008 READ MORE

Mommy and Daddy Are Fighting

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Marriage and the State:  Not Exactly a Love Story

Amid the fracas over who can marry whom, professor and author Stephanie Coontz poses a provocative question in Monday’s New York Times that leads to some interesting history and shifts the focus of the debate:  “Why do people—gay or straight—need the state’s permission to marry?”

Posted on Nov 26, 2007 READ MORE

Stuck in the Single Life? Class Could Be a Factor

Read around the cliches about single women and cats etc. and find in this NYT story an interesting window into how shifting social values and socioeconomic stratification contribute to a marriage “happiness gap” for many Americans without college educations.

Posted on Jan 24, 2007 READ MORE

Unfortunate Custody

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Lewis Black

Lewis Black Tackles Gay Divorce

Lewis Black was back on the ?Daily Show? on Wednesday satirizing the debate over gay marriage.  After playing a clip of Congressman Phil Gingrey, in which the lawmaker said, ?In my opinion, marriage isn?t just any kind of love.  It?s a love that can bear children,? Black quipped, ?Hey Congressman, take my word for it.  A one-night stand with no love, a Quaalude and three beers can also bear children.?

Posted on Jul 27, 2006 READ MORE

A Single 40-Year-Old Woman Has a Higher Chance Of…

Twenty years ago this week Newsweek speculated that a “40-year-old single woman was ‘more likely to be killed by a terrorist’ than to ever marry.” In this week’s cover story, they retract the hackneyed thesis and reexamine the marriage statistics. (h/t: Broadsheet)

Posted on May 30, 2006 READ MORE

Norman Solomon: Media Memorial Day, 2006

“We remember that many Americans have lost their limbs or their lives in on-the-job accidents that might have been prevented if overall media coverage had been anywhere near as transfixed with job safety as with, say, marital splits among Hollywood celebrities.”

Posted on May 26, 2006 READ MORE

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