Marriage

June 05, 2019 - 4:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tayari Jones won the Women's Prize for fiction on Wednesday with "An American Marriage," her story of a family torn apart by the U.S. judicial system. The American writer's best-selling novel - selected by Oprah Winfrey for her book club and praised by ex-president Barack Obama -...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014, file photo, then Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad announces during a rally with supporters his plans to run for another term, in West Des Moines, Iowa. Branstad, the current U.S. ambassador to China, urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 03, 2019 - 12:17 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in what is expected to be a monthlong civil trial over allegations that former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad pressured an official to quit because he was gay, a case Branstad's attorney predicts will escalate into an "unhinged attack on the Republican...
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May 28, 2019 - 5:00 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A children's advocacy group says youngsters in all but three of the 176 countries it evaluated have a better chance of growing up healthy, educated and protected from harmful practices like child labor and child marriage than at any time in the past two decades. Save the...
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Taiwanese same-sex couples kiss at their wedding party in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage last week. Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan rushed to get married Friday, the first day a landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriage took effect. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
May 26, 2019 - 12:19 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — More than 1,000 people attended a mass wedding banquet in Taiwan's capital to celebrate the marriage of same-sex couples after a landmark decision legalizing the unions. Taiwan became the first place in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage last week following a vote by the...
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Two same-sex couples seal their legal marriage with a kiss at the registration office in Xingyi District in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 24, 2019. Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan are rushing to the household registration office on the first day that a landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage has taken effect. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
May 24, 2019 - 5:23 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan rushed to get married Friday, the first day a landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriage took effect. Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage last week in a legislative vote on a cause that the island's...
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May 18, 2019 - 9:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Thousands are marching in Northern Ireland to demand that the region's leaders permit same-sex marriage. The demonstrators in Belfast on Saturday want same-sex couples to be treated the same way in Northern Ireland as they are in the rest of the UK, where same-sex marriage is legal...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny walk along the Cam River at Somerset, Australia Tuesday, May 14, 2019. A federal election will be held in Australian on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 4:04 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The leaders of both of Australia's major political parties agreed on Tuesday that gays don't go to hell because of their sexual orientation, as Christian beliefs rose to extraordinary prominence in the final days of an election campaign. Prime Minister Scott Morrison...
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In this April 14, 2019 photo, Muqadas Ashraf speaks to The Associated Press in Gujranwala, Pakistan. Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back home in Pakistan, pregnant and seeking a divorce from a husband she says was abusive. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
May 07, 2019 - 6:37 am
GUJRANWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds young women from Pakistan's small Christian minority have been trafficked to China as brides in recent months as their impoverished community is targeted in an aggressive new marriage market, activists and officials say. Brokers offer desperately poor parents...
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Jenny Teeson, center in white, of Andover, Minnesota, looks on as Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signs a bill at the Capitol in St. Paul, on Thursday, May 2, 2019, repealing a Minnesota law that prevented prosecutors from filing sexual assault charges against people accused of raping their spouse. Teeson, testified before legislative committees earlier this year about how her now ex-husband drugged her and made a video of himself raping her while she was unconscious. Prosecutors dropped rape charges because of the old law, and he served just 30 days in jail for invasion of privacy. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
May 04, 2019 - 2:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Witches were still being burned at the stake when Sir Matthew Hale came up with his legal theory that rape could not happen within marriage. The 17th century English jurist declared it legally impossible because wedding vows implied a wife's ongoing consent to sex. Three and a...
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Ryo Hayasaka, left, an apparel buyer, and Haruka Miyajima, a retail industry worker, both 26 year-old, hold their marriage registration in front of a signboard of new era "Reiwa" at a ward office in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Japanese couples lined up to submit marriage documents as Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito takes the throne to mark a new start of the Reiwa era on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
May 01, 2019 - 1:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Emperor Naruhito's succession (all times local): 3 p.m. Japanese couples are lining up at government offices to submit their marriage documents to mark the beginning of Emperor Naruhito's era. At the Chiyoda ward office near the palace in Tokyo, dozens of couples from...
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