The ‘pluribus’ and the ‘unum’

Marriage | We still don’t know the full effects of the breakdown in marriage
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 7/19/17, 12:48 pm

A couple I know is celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They’re the first baby boomers—my generation—whom I know personally to reach that milestone. Others of us have only a few years to go before observing their own golden anniversaries, and that’s something to celebrate. But our generation also marks where those bonds began to break down.

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Associated Press/Photo by Michael Sohn

German Parliament votes in favor of same-sex marriage

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/30/17, 09:22 am

German lawmakers on Friday voted to legalize same-sex marriage days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition. The lower house of Parliament approved the measure 393 to 226 with four abstentions.

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Associated Press/Photo by Chiang Ying-ying

Taiwanese court moves to redefine marriage

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/24/17, 10:04 am

Taiwan’s Constitutional Court today became the first in Asia to rule in favor of same-sex marriage. Two of the court’s 15 justices dissented, while one other judge recused himself from the case. The court gave the Taiwanese government two years to implement the ruling. It said the current civil code, which defines marriage as only between a man and woman, is in violation of Taiwan’s constitution. The island’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party in December passed the first draft of the bill to legalize same-sex marriage.

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