‘We were always together’

Marriage | James and Louise Hodge enjoyed six decades of companionship, but after Louise developed dementia, James found himself alone (Sixth in a series on long marriages)
by Charissa Koh
Posted 10/24/19, 01:26 pm

In 1953, James Hodge sat behind Louise in an economics class at Bob Jones University and noticed how beautiful she was. He asked her out, but the only dates he could afford were free campus events. To his delight, “she fell in love with me, even though I was poor as a church mouse,” he said. When Louise graduated from college, they married one Friday in June 1955. Unable to afford a honeymoon, they went back to work the following Monday. 

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Hong Kong court upholds marriage law

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/18/19, 10:45 am

As the semi-autonomous territory of China wrestles with social and political upheaval, one thing will remain the same for now: the definition of marriage. The Hong Kong Court of First Instance ruled Friday that the government has no obligation to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples or establish a legal basis for civil unions.

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Freedom for whom?

Politics | A Democratic presidential candidate proposes a charity-crashing measure to promote LGBT issues
by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/17/19, 04:19 pm

When CNN’s Don Lemon asked former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas if religious colleges, churches, and charities should “lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate didn’t even hesitate.

“Yes,” he said firmly. “There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone, or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us.”

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