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Court rules Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

Tweet“Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California,” the court said. The ruling upheld a decision by retired Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who struck down the ballot measure in 2010 after holding an unprecedented trial on [...]
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Is marriage finally obsolete? Let’s hope so.

TweetCue the hand-wringing on this one: Just over half of all adult Americans, 51 percent, are currently married, according to an analysis of U.S. census data by the Pew Research Center. The center predicts that, if current trends continue, the share of currently married adults will fall below half within a few years. In 1960, [...]
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Pakistan passes bill to protect women’s rights

TweetLast week, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed a bill which will punish those who force women into marriages or deny them inheritance. Folks who engage in these practices would face both steep fines, up to $12,00 in some cases, as well as potential jail time. Importantly, this bill criminalizes some of the anti-woman practices [...]
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The good wife: Anne Sinclair is leaving DSK

TweetAnne Sinclair, the wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is reportedly leaving him. The final straw for her seems to have been DSK’s alleged involvement in a prostitution network now under criminal investigation. Sinclair, a former top TV current affairs presenter and multi-millionaire heiress to an art empire has been relatively quiet, if implicitly supportive of her [...]
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What China’s new marriage law has to do with American social conservatism

TweetLast month, a new interpretation of Chinese law went into effect that awards ownership of property bought before marriage to the original buyer, rather than to the couple jointly, as the law had previously been. It’s easy to see how this change would mostly affect women, and could threaten the economic security of divorced Chinese [...]
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