Marriage
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Swimming upstream

Family | Romanians can enshrine a Biblical definition of marriage in their constitution amid a global push against it
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/14/18, 05:12 pm

Next month, Romanians will take to the polls to decide whether to amend their constitution to include an explicitly Biblical definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The vote comes after years of political back and forth in the country, and amid rapid change globally in support of same-sex marriage and appeasement of LGBT activists.

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Love life, outsourced

Relationships | As modern dating fails them, some singles are turning to professional matchmakers
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/13/18, 12:18 pm

Adelle Kelleher once had trouble staying home at night. She was approaching her mid-30s, listening to her internal clock tick away with each unsuccessful date. On evenings when she decided to ditch the bar for her couch, she felt more anxious than relaxed: What if tonight was the night she would have met the one?

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Romania moves to constitutional referendum on marriage

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/12/18, 11:07 am

The Romanian Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a measure to allow a national referendum that could change the nation’s constitution to explicitly say that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. The constitution currently states that marriage is a union between “spouses.” The 107-13 vote came after Parliament’s lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, approved the same measure last year.

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