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'Traditional' Marriage: Number of Child Brides to Soar in Africa, Say Rights Groups

INTERNATIONAL | By Lynsey Chutel | Nov 28
An estimated 125 million African girls are child brides, with that number expected to rise to 310 million by 2050, creating a legacy of "lost childhoods and shattered futures."

A Closer Look At The Financial Implications Of Tying The Knot

FAMILY | By Christiana Lilly | Feb 22
With the ban on gay marriage lifted in states around the country, thousands of same-sex couples are finally able to make their relationships official under the eyes of the law. Here's what that means in financial terms.

Marriage -- Just for Some?

FAMILY | By Christopher Donaghue, PH.D., LCSW, CST | Feb 8
"Marriage for all" is not actually true, and not what gay marriage affords and allows. It's marriage for those who follow the dictates of what the state allows for their relationship.

Marriage Equality Expected to Boost Florida Economy

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | Feb 1
Just six days into 2015, the year proved to be a landmark one for the LGBT community -- and good news for Florida's economy.

Elton John and Husband to Tie the Knot Once More

Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Britain since March. Previously, gay couples could form civil partnerships, which carried the same legal status as marriage but without the title.

Kansas Now Issuing Gender-Neutral Marriage Forms

FAMILY | By Heather Hollingsworth | Dec 12
Kansas has begun issuing gender-neutral marriage forms amid ongoing litigation over its same-sex marriage ban.

Arizona Joins Other States in Allowing Gay Unions

FAMILY | By Jacques Billeaud | Oct 18
Gay marriage became legal in Arizona on Friday, and same-sex couples lined up to marry at the courthouse in downtown Phoenix.

Cardinals Debate Marriage Before Crucial Meeting

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Sep 19
The battle lines are being drawn before a major church meeting on family issues that represents a key test for Pope Francis.

Southwestern Christian University Expels Student Who Married Her Partner

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 14
An Oklahoma religious university expelled a lesbian student on July 9 who married her partner, saying that doing so violated the "lifestyle covenant" she signed upon admission.

Are Evangelicals Changing Their Minds on Marriage Equality?

CULTURE | Jul 12
Evangelical attitudes are slowly softening on the issue of gay marriage. Or are they? While some are seeing the light, others are clinging to prejudice.

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