Marriage is practised in every society yet is in steep decline globally. Is this it for longterm intimate relationships? https://t.co/kTXyuH8Nsq — Aeon (@aeonmag) April 7, 2020 Is something similar going on worldwide? Is marriage collapsing because empowered women have less need for pair-bonds? At first blush, the answer seems toContinue Reading

Does your partner cancel plans with you when something better comes up with his buddies? Or maybe she picks up a non-urgent work call while you two are out to dinner celebrating your birthday. If so, it might be a sign that your partner isn’t prioritizing you and your relationship.Continue Reading

Heartwarming moment New Zealand officer asks boyfriend to marry him during police graduation https://t.co/jfqLwVRG1i pic.twitter.com/IFGoO9zBAs — Newshub (@NewshubNZ) June 28, 2018 Police Commissioner Mike Bush has previously said that as an organisation, they look to encourage staff to “use who they are”, not “lose who they are” when becoming aContinue Reading

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_marriage_in_the_United_States Unlike most Western countries, 23 of the U.S. states do not have a legal minimum age of marriage. While in most U.S. states, individuals age 18 have the ability to marry (with two exceptions—Nebraska (19) and Mississippi (21)), all states allow minors to marry in certain circumstances, such asContinue Reading

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/nov/23/marriage-equality-no-vote-reflects-religion-not-ethnicity-says-tim-soutphommasane Australia’s race discrimination commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, says the high no vote in western Sydney in last week’s historic same-sex marriage postal survey reflects religious observance rather than ethnicity, and he has warned against an outbreak of crass, cultural stereotyping. Soutphommasane used a speech at the University of Western SydneyContinue Reading

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/slightly-blighty/201711/charles-manson-the-cult-personality-surrounding-killer THere is even a term within forensic psychology referred to as ‘hybristophilia,’ variously defined as being attracted to or even being erotically stimulated by dangerous individuals. Some specialists believe this is a kind of disturbed attraction in much the same way people can become fixated on other fetishes, oftenContinue Reading

Our marriage amendment bill was drafted to reflect fundamental human rights principles. We believe in freedom of religion, the equality of citizenship and that the state fundamentally cannot discriminate against any of its citizens. In New Zealand the state’s role in marriage is to issue a marriage licence and toContinue Reading

The Telegraph: Scottish church faces ‘consequences’ over vote to allow same-sex marriage. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw1IPdkzY http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/27/scottish-church-faces-consequences-vote-allow-same-sex-marriage/ The compromise narrowly avoided a full schism in the global Anglican group, which has been divided over the issue of sexuality since the American church ordained an openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, inContinue Reading

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/30/pro-marriage-equality-christians-attack-tv-ad-pushing-no-campaign A group of pro-equality Christians have attacked a new anti same-sex marriage advertisement as irresponsible, while distancing themselves from the Australian Christian Lobby and Lyle Shelton, who they say “doesn’t speak for most Christians”. The Australian Christians for Marriage Equality launched its same-sex marriage campaign on Wednesday, bringing togetherContinue Reading

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2016/12/26/487694/Taiwan-takes.htm An amendment to the Civil Code was approved by a legislative committee Monday in a major step toward the legalization of same-sex marriage, as thousands-strong dueling demonstrators took place outside the Legislative Yuan. After three hours, the Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee approved the amendment proposed byContinue Reading