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Ding Dongs & Wedding Bells

Why straights shouldn't marry. "Phil and Pam both loved to eat Twinkies and Cup Cakes as children. On their first date, Phil ended a day of golf with a bottle of champagne and Cup Cakes to munch on as they watched the sun set over the Hudson." (via Holy Shitake.)
posted by adrober on Sep 25, 2004 - 44 comments

 

County in Oregon bans ALL marriages

Benton County bans ALL marriages. In a move to elicit legislative action, Benton County in Oregon has halted all marriages until the issue of who can and cannot marry is decided. This gets more interesting every day.
posted by superchicken on Mar 23, 2004 - 59 comments

maybe a pleasant demeanor isn't one of the many benefits of marriage

Single life is fine till about 30, then normal people marry. Neil Steinberg fires a trollish, yet illuminating salvo across the marriage gap.
posted by 4easypayments on Jan 29, 2004 - 77 comments

Is there even a point?

"They have no business debating the efficacy of gay marriages, any more than they should be debating the pullout of troops from South Korea" North of Detroit, a county commissioner and avowed Christian Conservative pushed a resolution supporting an amendment to the Michigan state constitution, declaring marriage to be a strictly man-and-woman affair. It passed in Oakland County's Board by a narrow margin. But the county executive, a longtime prominent conservative, won't let it go without a fight, and says that with an urban county seat, Pontiac, they should have better things to do-- like their jobs. Is a county board seat an appropriate forum to push another agenda, or should they be more concerned with fixing roads and economy? Does such a resolution at such a low level of goverment even mean anything? Meanwhile, some couples are saying heck-with-it and making that trip 'cross the Ambassador Bridge.
posted by marzenie99 on Sep 18, 2003 - 14 comments

Who Wants To Marry My Daughter?

Who Wants To Marry My Daughter? Mom will interview suitors for her 22-year-old (who's also the mom of a 4-year-old), a la the NBC "reality" show. Mom's already booked some dates and a getaway weekend for the winner. Seriously. Must have "a steady job, a love of children, strong morals, and no criminal baggage." Livestock brideprice optional.
posted by serafinapekkala on Aug 19, 2003 - 30 comments

Gehen Macht Frei

Israel passes marriage law that prevents Palestinians who marry Israelis to live together. The new law, effective for one year, was inacted today to prevent residency permits from being abused for terrorist intentions. Does any of this sound familiar?
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Jul 31, 2003 - 45 comments

Hold off those wedding bells, Einstein.

Geniuses and criminals 'fade' after marriage. Men are most creative and competitive before they settle down, resulting in a drop in both academic output and criminal records after tying the knot.
posted by spazzm on Jul 9, 2003 - 59 comments

BC Legalizes Gay Marriage

British Columbia joins Ontario as the second province in Canada to allow gay marriage. Not everyone is happy though.
posted by cyberbry on Jul 8, 2003 - 51 comments

The Economy of Policy

No Tax Relief for Married Poor. Because they, presumably, are not American.
posted by the fire you left me on Jun 23, 2003 - 27 comments

A Remainder of Fear

If you have sex before marriage, you will die. Why is fear so often used to promote an agenda?
posted by The Jesse Helms on Nov 25, 2002 - 37 comments

Ratbastard is getting married...

Ratbastard is getting married...
...congrats to him and his other half, both MeFi'ers!
posted by tomcosgrave on Jul 7, 2002 - 22 comments

China thrown off balance as boys outnumber girls

China thrown off balance as boys outnumber girls Poor young men here complain that modern women are too picky. ''Before, it was men choosing women,'' says Liu Xicheng, 21, a migrant worker who came to Beijing from nearby Hebei Province. ''Now it is women choosing men. Some have high quality standards. It is hard to marry them.'' I checked and this isn't from the Onion.
posted by srboisvert on Jun 21, 2002 - 20 comments

What does a engaged couple do if they can't decided who their bridesmaids are going to be? Well, one couple decided to ask you for your advice.
posted by Newbornstranger on May 20, 2002 - 12 comments

The Kansas State Legislature has reversed the decision

The Kansas State Legislature has reversed the decision that the state's supreme court made last week about a different kind of reversal. They've let evolution back in the schools, but they aren't quite ready for transexual marriages -- at least not when the widow(er?) would walk away with millions.
posted by milkman on Mar 15, 2002 - 12 comments

A duct tape wedding

A duct tape wedding Sorta like the Rose Bowl, only with duct tape instead of flowers, people instead of floats and marriage instead of a parade connected to a foodball game.
posted by raysmj on Jan 5, 2002 - 21 comments

Quebec says no to doughnut shop marriage by Universal Life Church minister.

Quebec says no to doughnut shop marriage by Universal Life Church minister. I can't tell if this is a case of too much religion in government or too little, considering the ULF isn't recognized as a religion.
posted by skallas on Aug 24, 2001 - 22 comments

"If you've got ovaries, you're a female. I'm just old fashioned."

"If you've got ovaries, you're a female. I'm just old fashioned."
Acknowledging that there may be more to sex than chromosomes, a Kansas appeals court has overturned a lower court's ruling invalidating the marriage of a transsexual to someone of the (now) opposite sex. Some in the Kansas legislature think this is just some gay radical's way of skirting the same-sex marriage ban. There's an opposing Texas precedent that the Supreme Court refused to hear last year, so this one may go all the way. Sadly, it'll probably fall under the much-maligned equal protection clause. Anyone think this poor woman has a chance?
posted by Gilbert on May 11, 2001 - 14 comments

The Surrendered Wife continues the recidivist trend in best selling "self-help" books by urging wives to "avoid criticising him... and give him lots of oral sex." Can anyone explain why this nonsense sells so well?
posted by Chairman_MaoXian on Mar 3, 2001 - 13 comments

Move over DotComGuy,

Move over DotComGuy, looks like you have some competition in the dumb name department. A New Zealand marriage will produce a dotcom couple.
posted by remo on Mar 1, 2001 - 6 comments

®™ark

®™ark is looking for someone to marry a corporation. Since corporations are legal “people” — only missing the right to vote — they must have the right to marry. Perhaps Pyra is looking for a spouse?
posted by capt.crackpipe on Jan 4, 2001 - 18 comments

The Christian Declaration on Marriage claims that "homosexual acts are 'intrinsically disordered'". Um, what...? Sounds like Martha Stewart pontificating on a shop window display.
posted by aflakete on Nov 15, 2000 - 11 comments

That's $229.5 million per...

That's $229.5 million per... Who says silicone is harmful? I'm tempted now to go get some myself.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Sep 28, 2000 - 4 comments

Woman charged with statutory rape

Woman charged with statutory rape When laws collide. They were married too late
posted by Outlawyr on Aug 23, 2000 - 10 comments

Do you take this blogger

Do you take this blogger to be your lawfully wedded geek? I want to know why Matt and Kay haven't set up a link to their deepleap wishlist wedding registry yet.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe on Aug 12, 2000 - 3 comments

The new weblog/site: take back vermont covers the the recent gay marriage ruling in Vermont and the flap it has caused for some of the more kooky right wing citizens. Many citizens have go so far as to openly display their bigotry by posting signs in their yards. The best part about the site? Putting it at the domain of the people that oppose gay marriage, and asking people to deface the signs by adding a ".COM" to them so they can see a site that asks folks to support the law and all the reasons why it should stand. Simply ingenious.
posted by mathowie on Jul 30, 2000 - 6 comments

Congratulations Matt and Kay!

Congratulations Matt and Kay!
posted by CrazyUncleJoe on May 20, 2000 - 14 comments

Get the petition. They need one million signatures before April 20 to get it back on the November ballot. If you're in California, print out the petition and start drumming up support today. It's not so often you get a second chance like this. Show the country that California does indeed, rock.
posted by veruca on Mar 20, 2000 - 9 comments

A poll on same-sex marriage at ivillage.com. I'm always shocked by how many people oppose it! What's wrong with this country?
posted by veruca on Mar 14, 2000 - 43 comments

Oh my, this is one of the most surprising bits of info I've seen in a while. I've had disagreements with my dad before, but it wasn't like he went out and started a proposition against me. We talked about prop 22 a couple weeks ago, but what I didn't know until today is that the guy behind it, Republican state senator Pete Knight has a gay son that he doesn't speak with, and his son feels the proposition is rooted their private family conflict. [news link poached from Jason's wonderful running tally]
posted by mathowie on Feb 25, 2000 - 13 comments

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