(RNS) Unmarried couples who live together are staying together longer than in the past — and more of them are having children, according to new federal data that details just how cohabitation is transforming families across the U.S.
Articles tagged “marriage”
The Supreme Court heard arguments over same sex marriage last week—whether California could ban it outright under Proposition 8 and whether Congress could deny federal marital benefits to same sex couples under the Defense of Marriage Act.
Crowd gathers outside the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2013. Throngs of supporters and opponents gathered outside the high court this week as it considered cases about same-sex marriage.
(RNS) First comes baby, then comes marriage? That is the new norm for many middle-class young people — and they and their children are paying a price, says a new report.
I sense something profound when Paul writes that the relationship of the husband to the wife is as the relationship of Christ to the church, but I still get creeped out when he says “just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their husbands in everything.”
(RNS) Kylee and Matt Duff were the picture of Mormon happiness until Matt began to question his beliefs. Some couples, like the Duffs, can survive a loss of faith, but for others it means the loss of a marriage. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has asked the Vatican’s highest appeals court to consider reviewing church rules on marriage annulments — a statement that may signal a change in tone more than a change in substance.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Kenyan church leaders are lining up in opposition to proposed new marriage bills, which they say will weaken marriage by allowing cohabitating couples to register as married. By Fredrick Nzwili.
(RNS) Islamic marriages typically include a basic marriage contract — but when it comes time to divorce, some judges see the dowry as a simple contract, others as a prenuptial agreement, and others as a strictly religious matter in which they don’t want to get involved. By Omar Sacirbey.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (RNS) If there is any Catholic bishop who probably didn't need a bigger platform it would have to be William E. Lori, the hierarchy's high-profile point man in the battle for religious freedom. But now that he's been tapped as the next archbishop of Baltimore, Lori will be closer to the action in a fight that is defining the hierarchy and Lori's career. By David Gibson.