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Teaching the purpose of marriage

by Nick Eicher
Posted 5/29/15, 01:25 pm

Last week, voters in Ireland approved a measure to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. On Monday, the issue surfaces again in Australia, where the opposition party plans to introduce a bill to replace the words “man and woman” and “husband and wife” with “two people” in the country’s marriage law. 

Parliament overwhelmingly rejected a bill to redefine marriage three years ago. If it does come up again, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said his party would make the decision whether to bring a new bill forward.

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Churches respond to Ireland's same-sex marriage vote

by James Bruce
Posted 5/29/15, 09:30 am

The Emerald Isle is now a rainbow: Ireland on Friday became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. But not everyone is pleased with the result, especially officials in the Roman Catholic Church.

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Agents of change

Marriage | Legal activists, wealthy foundations, and celebrity donors have been paving the road to gay marriage for decades
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 5/29/15, 01:00 am

Kris Mineau and Mary Bonauto were enemies—metaphorically speaking—when they first met in the wood-paneled lobby of the Massachusetts attorney general’s office in September 2005.

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