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What Half-In, Half-Out Relationships May Do To Health

The received wisdom is that marriages lead to a long and healthy life. More research is needed into the nature of “ambivalent marriages” to determine if that’s always the case.

December 24, 2015
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After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, States Reconsider Domestic Partner Benefits

Domestic partner benefits might be going the way of the dodo.

September 14, 2015

Kentucky Clerk’s Office Issues Marriage License To Gay Couple, Ending Ban

A county clerk’s office in rural Kentucky issued a marriage license to a gay couple on Friday morning after defying a federal judge’s orders for months.

September 4, 2015
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Do Republicans Really Have Happier Marriages? Probably Not

A study by two sociologists supposedly proved that Republicans have happier marriages — but a much larger study showed that the country’s reddest counties have the highest divorce rates.

August 27, 2015
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Married Republicans Might Be Happier Than Married Dems, But…

Do Republicans value marriage more than Democrats?

August 18, 2015

How A Mindful Marriage Can Reinvigorate A Relationship

Experts say being present in the moment — or having a “mindful” marriage — can translate to happier couples. The whole notion of demonstrating compassion in that moment can make the difference in an entire day.

July 24, 2015

This Week In Crazy: If You Drink Spoiled Milk, There Will Be Death Panels

Death Panels await those who don’t throw out their food on time! The “suffragents” are losing the war against women! Rejoice — for the Apocalypse is nigh! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing.

April 24, 2015

Poverty Will Not Be Solved By A Marriage License

Too many of the politicians trying to solve poverty have no idea what it’s like to be poor.

February 10, 2015

Census Bureau Wants To Stop Collecting Marriage, Divorce Data

In order to save money, the U.S. Census Bureau is proposing the elimination of 30 questions that demographers say are invaluable.

November 18, 2014

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Are Married, Spokesman Says

By Julie Westfall, Los Angeles Times It happened: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married in France on Saturday, a spokesman told the Associated Press. The apparently secret, much-anticipated nuptials occurred at their Provence home Chateau Miraval and were attended by an unspecified number of friends and family, including the pair’s six children. The couple […]

August 28, 2014

Kidnapping Claims Conflict With Neighbors’ View Of Southern California Couple

By Adolfo Flores and Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—The young woman and her husband lived what looked like a normal life in Bell Gardens, working long hours, celebrating birthdays, even taking trips to Disneyland and Universal Studios with their young daughter, neighbors say. But authorities say the man who went by the name of […]

May 23, 2014

EXCERPT: ‘We Do! American Leaders Who Believe In Marriage Equality’

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, The National Memo brings you an excerpt from We Do! American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality, edited by Jennifer Baumgardner and former governor of Vermont, Madeleine M. Kunin. From Harvey Milk to President Bill Clinton, Baumgardner and Kunin highlight political leaders — the historic speeches they have made and actions […]

February 14, 2014

WATCH: When Republicans Say Marriage Is The Solution To Poverty, Think Of This

Republicans have decided to seize on the 50th anniversary of the War On Poverty to lie about the success of the effort — which has dramatically reduced the share of Americans in poverty — and make the argument that conservative proposals would improve the fate of the poor, despite decades of evidence to the contrary. Instead […]

January 13, 2014