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All articles & reviews tagged with marriage

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May 2019
News

Disastrous divorce plans get go-ahead

The Government has announced it will press ahead with disastrous plans to make divorce quicker and easier. The announcement was made following the results of a public consultation, even though 83 per cent of respondents were opposed to the central proposal. The Government attempted to hide the responses from the public, saying that a…

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April 2019
News > International

Cuba: Evangelicals campaign against redefining marriage

Evangelicals and others have campaigned against plans to redefine marriage in Cuba’s proposed new constitution. The draft wording defined marriage as ‘between two people’ rather than between a man and woman — opening the way for gay marriage. But last October, the Methodist, Baptist and Pentecostal churches organised a petition against the draft constitution.…

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January 2019
News > Society

Government closes consultation on no-fault divorce

A public consultation on the government’s ‘dangerous’ new proposals to introduce radically liberal no-fault divorce laws was closed last month. The government wants to change the law in England and Wales so that married couples no longer have to prove the marriage has irretrievably broken down. Instead, the government proposes to replace the current…

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Article

November 2018
Articles > Youth Features

Singleness

A man gives his testimony I was single until I got married in my mid-forties. I can testify to the many temptations and challenges to my purity during that time. There were times when I felt frustrated by my singleness, and jealous of the married people around me who seemed to be enjoying fulfilled…

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Article

November 2018
Articles > Youth Features

Finding the right marriage partner

Marriage might not be as popular as it once was, but many young people will still look forward to that special day when they will stand next to the person they have chosen to spend their lives with and say, ‘I do’. Indeed, in a recent survey, 72 per cent of 18 to 35…

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November 2018
News > Society

Society – Faulty divorce reform

Critics have blasted the government’s recent proposals for quicker and simpler ‘no fault’ divorce proceedings. In September, the government launched a consultation on removing the need to demonstrate fault or wait the relevant separation period if a couple wants to divorce. But crossbench peer Baroness Deech said the plans are so full of flaws…

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October 2018
News > Family

Family – Humanist marriages in NI

The first two humanist marriages have taken place in Northern Ireland after the Belfast Court of Appeal ruled that humanist marriages must be legally recognised. Emma Taylor and Paul Malone tied the knot at Queen’s University Belfast, while Alanna McCaffrey and Ronan Johnson got married in County Fermanagh. The only previous legal humanist marriage…

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