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Things Are Good: Taiwan is About to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Taiwan might be the first Asian nation to legalize same-sex marriage. The country is working on legislation that will permit people who love each other and are of the same sex to marry, which is a great thing to see! Let’s hope that other places in the region follow suit and begin the process . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Taiwan is About to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

The Canadian Progressive: Green Party platform criticized for being “anti-feminist”

The Green Party of Canada’s 2015 federal election platform is being criticized for being inaccurate, hypocritical, “anti-feminist” and harmful to women.

The post Green Party platform criticized for being “anti-feminist” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

A Puff of Absurdity: On Marriage and Divorce and Trolls and Haters

I moderate my comments because I once got 67 comments about carpet cleaning on one post. I rarely get comments at all, so I hate to block any I do get, but an anonymous writer sent in a comment on my recent post on Krakauer’s latest book. The comment had little to do with . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: On Marriage and Divorce and Trolls and Haters

Wise Law Blog: Bogus Clergyman Creates Marital Limbo:

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, LAWYER, WISE LAW OFFICE Imagine waking up one morning to discover that your spouse may not actually be your spouse, as far as the law is concerned.

In what can only be described as “un-frikin-believable”, a Peterboroughcouple has come to learn that the wedding officiator they found on Kjiji was not actually . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: Bogus Clergyman Creates Marital Limbo:

Alberta Diary: Tory income-splitting tax policy: It’s about creating and preserving gender inequality and making rich guys richer

Whew! This income splitting is a killer. Actual perfect families as seen by the Harper Government may not appear exactly like Canadian reality. Below: Queen’s University tax law professor Kathleen Lahey.

A fundamental purpose the Harper Government’s ideologically driven income-splitting tax scheme is to undermine women’s equality, Queen’s University tax law professor Kathleen . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Tory income-splitting tax policy: It’s about creating and preserving gender inequality and making rich guys richer

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Thirty years later…

In his book of aphorisms, Human, All Too Human, Friedrich Nietzsche described “marriage as a long conversation” like this: When entering a marriage, one should ask the question: do you think you will be able to have good conversations with this woman right into old age? Everything else in marriage transitory, but most of the . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Thirty years later…

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Much Ado About Religious Accommodation

Much is being made of a decision by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) managers at Toronto’s Pearson airport to allow a small group of Hindu priests to avoid screening by female border guards to comply with their religious beliefs. Apparently some f… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Much Ado About Religious Accommodation

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Much Ado About Religious Accommodation

Much is being made of a decision by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) managers at Toronto’s Pearson airport to allow a small group of Hindu priests to avoid screening by female border guards to comply with their religious beliefs.

Apparently some female CBSA officers feel that they were discriminated against by this decision. I could . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Much Ado About Religious Accommodation

A Puff of Absurdity: On That List of Excuses for Not Having Sex Floating Around the Interweb

I wanted to chime in on a facebook discussion about that list (a man made a spreadsheet of his wife’s excuses for refusing sex), but it wasn’t started by an official FB friend, so I couldn’t comment on it.  I’m not sure the etiquette on this, so I’ll just keep everyone anonymous.  Here’s the opener . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: On That List of Excuses for Not Having Sex Floating Around the Interweb

Progressive Proselytizing: The marriage equality war in the US is over. We won.

You know how on election night the TV news channels try to out do each other with ever more ridiculous graphics and sound to announce their big “Official Prediction” ages after everyone has already figured out who the winner is going to be? Well drum roll please, ladies and gentlemen and others on the . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: The marriage equality war in the US is over. We won.

Melissa Fong: The Pity Party, that is -Dave Foley-

I used to love Dave Foley. Kids in the Hall was one of the most epic variety shows, and Canadian to boot. Then there was News Radio that had awesome […]

Dead Wild Roses: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – Marriage Behaviours that Destroy Marriages.

I thought I’d share some useful advice about relationships and marriage. It will be familiar reading to those who have taken sociology of the family. Enjoy.

“John Gottman’s FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE John Gottman, Ph.D., is a well respected psychologist and marriage researcher who reports that an unhappy marriage can increase your chances of . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – Marriage Behaviours that Destroy Marriages.

Dead Wild Roses: US “Conservative Wisdom” – On Marriage

We need more facepalm stat!!!

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Facepalm, Marriage, Teh Stupid, US Conservatives

. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: US “Conservative Wisdom” – On Marriage

The Canadian Progressive: Marriage equality becomes law in England and Wales

Marriage equality became law in England and Wales after Queen Elizabeth granted Royal Assent to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill last Wednesday.

The post Marriage equality becomes law in England and Wales appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Dented Blue Mercedes: Stay Motivated: A Short Caution.

I was originally going to title this “stay angry.” Sometimes, it seems like that’s what’s needed to keep people motivated and engaged in activism, networking, and a sense of community, after a big win that makes people think that the struggle is over.

My position on the fight for same-sex marriage has been nuanced: that . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Stay Motivated: A Short Caution.

A Puff of Absurdity: The Not-So-Awful Truth About Being Single

“If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.”  Jean-Paul Sartre

In yesterday’s Globe & Mail, Margaret Wente claims that people can get to a much greater depth of understanding and “perfection” of self through a married relationship than they can possibly do if they remain single.

“…the road to self-actualization . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: The Not-So-Awful Truth About Being Single

Canadian Progressive: Same-sex marriage and the 2012 U.S. presidential election debate

As the 2012 U.S. presidential election approaches, it’s safe to assume that a significant chunk of the debate will revolve around same-sex unions. This graphic from the Marriage & Family Counseling puts things into perspective. Source: Marriage and Family Counseling Degrees RELATED: On the chopping block, Canada gay marriages Anderson Cooper: “The Fact Is, I’m . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Same-sex marriage and the 2012 U.S. presidential election debate

Things Are Good: In New York City Gay Marriage is Worth $259 Million

You read that correctly, a $259 million (USD) boom in New York City’s economy is thanks to respecting human rights! Changing the law to reflect reality and letting homosexuals marry one another has generated some needed economic growth for the local economy. All of this in just one year!

“Marriage equality has made our City . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: In New York City Gay Marriage is Worth $259 Million

Dented Blue Mercedes: Marriage Goes Corporate.

If you live in a state that doesn’t allow you to marry your partner, there may be a solution — although it might not work in states with a marriage amendment, and there is a caveat.

Go corporate. Incorporate yourself.

The US Supreme Court’s decision on Citizens United has opened up the possibility because, well, . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Marriage Goes Corporate.

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

A joyful union:

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

This video went viral on YouTube, with over six million views after four days. And no wonder – it really is the best proposal ever1

Left Over: On Irony….

It is more than just a little ironic that the first black president in US history is hesitant about giving support to the concept of legalizing, or legitimizing, the right to universal marriage .

I hate the term ‘gay’ used as some sort of blanket coverage for LGBT issues, as if such a light-hearted term . . . → Read More: Left Over: On Irony….

knitnut.net: Do you put your children or your marriage first?

I was scanning my google reader the other day and I saw Dumb Little Man had a blog post called Five Surefire Ways to Kill Your Marriage.

It’s hard to live up to a killer title like that. The article itself was predictable: Date night, sex, mind-reading, negativity, blah blah blah.

Except . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: Do you put your children or your marriage first?

The Scott Ross: Legalize Same-Ideology Unions

The Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party shouldn’t merge to defeat the Conservatives, they should merge to be better than themselves .

Liberals often cite diversity is strength but at the same time rebuff making the party stronger, making a new party stronger by uniting with the NDP. New Democrats often take pride . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Legalize Same-Ideology Unions

The Scott Ross: Israel Bans Palestinians From Living With Spouses

“Marriages between Jews and citizens of German or kindred blood are forbidden. Marriages concluded in defiance of this law are void, even if, for the purpose of evading this law, they were concluded abroad.” – Nuremburg Laws, September 15 1935, Germany

In the United States by the late 1960s all laws banning people from . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Israel Bans Palestinians From Living With Spouses