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Traditional Marriage

The Case for Traditional Marriage

Jesse Jackman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Jesse Jackman

Dirk and I have forged the sort of traditional marriage that our ancestors embraced: a blessed, private contract of two souls, validated by our family and accepted by our community. We don't need a certificate or license from any church or government to tell us that.

Marriage Equality Is Destroying 'Traditional Marriage,' and Why That's a Good Thing (An Open Letter)

Carina Kolodny | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Carina Kolodny

I believe that marriage equality will stomp out the remaining misogyny that you call "tradition." And that's a win, not just for the LGBTQ community but for heterosexual women and the heterosexual men who see them as equals.

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Celebrating Good Old-Fashioned Conservative Values

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 02.17.2014 | Women
Elisabeth Dale

It's not a true lingerie fashion show, highlighting one designer's creations. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show has more in common with a classic beauty pageant. But what struck me this year is that the show appears stuck in some bygone era.

What Does 'Traditional Marriage' Mean in Hawai'i? (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Over the past few weeks the opponents of marriage equality in Hawai'i have repeatedly and vociferously claimed that they support "traditional marriage," meaning a union of one man and one woman, and that the "gay lifestyle" is a Western import. Really?

America's Amoral Constitution

Richard Albert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard Albert

Today the United States Constitution may have fewer imitators than ever before. The influence abroad of the Constitution has declined dramatically since its bicentennial in 1976.

Defining 'Traditional Marriage,' Not Redefining It

Sarah Prager | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah Prager

How terms like "traditional marriage" and "redefining marriage" are so consistently misused is outrageous and an outrage, so it's time for a history lesson. What I'm going to say has been said before by others, but not nearly enough.

Yes, My Cohabitating Generation Still Wants To Get Married

www.guardian.co.uk | Posted 07.11.2013 | Weddings

By 2016 most babies will be born "out of wedlock", a phrase so archaic that you might as well just condense its sentiment into "by 2016, the UK will l...

Happy Heterosexual Awareness Month!

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Hopefully you have been celebrating, because it's already 10 days into Heterosexual Appreciation Month! June marks lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans...

10 Ways DOMA's Demise Will Affect 'Traditional Marriage'

Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy

After the Supreme Court's landmark decision that the Defense Of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, it's time to look at the top 10 ways heterosexual ma...

Jaweed Kaleem

What Do Gay Marriage Rulings Mean For Churches?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion

Though the Supreme Court has declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and invalidated California's gay marriage ban, marriage remains a c...

The Good Wife

Joanne Fleisher | Posted 08.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Joanne Fleisher

Why, I wonder, would lesbians, who have an opportunity to create a different model for marriage, choose to use the label wife?

What Gay Couples Can Teach Straight Couples About Marriage

Posted 05.23.2013 | Weddings

Though critics of same-sex marriage may argue that gay unions will destroy heterosexual marriage, a new article published in The Atlantic makes a stro...

The Surprising Number Of Women Who Take Their Husbands' Last Names

Posted 05.16.2013 | Weddings

Recent studies have shown that the number of women taking their husbands' last name after marriage is on the rise. A new survey of Facebook users hint...

What Women REALLY Think About Engagement Rings

Posted 05.16.2013 | Weddings

There's good news for men stressing about choosing the perfect engagement ring. The DDB Life Style Study recently surveyed men and women about the...

Why Do Men Still Propose?

www.salon.com | Posted 05.13.2013 | Weddings

We didn’t have much of an audience. There was a couple just out of earshot reverently staring at the horizon, and a lone crow hovering in place a co...

The Simple Thing Men Can Do To Improve Their Marriages

Posted 04.24.2013 | Weddings

The next time your spouse hides out in front of the TV instead of helping with chores, you might want to show him (or her) this research. In a stu...

Tennessee To Celebrate 'Traditional Marriage Day,' Which Is Pretty Much Every Day

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

The state of Tennessee is set to observe "ido4life Traditional Marriage Day" on Aug. 31, after state lawmakers passed a resolution this week to dedica...

How My Husband 'Betrayed' Me

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.23.2013 | Divorce

Since most gay Americans do not have the right to legally marry a same-sex partner, some enter mixed-orientation marriages, in which one partner is st...

Filing Taxes, For Better Or For Worse

www.thefrisky.com | Posted 04.19.2013 | Weddings

This Sunday, Patrick and I will celebrate our first anniversary as married people. I would love to tell you the last twelve months have comprised a li...

Volleyball Champ Says Good Wives Are 'Submissive'

Posted 04.13.2013 | Weddings

Volleyball star Gabrielle Reece and pro surfer Laird Hamilton have been married for 17 years, and Reece recently revealed the controversial secret to ...

Gay Marriage And The Shifting Sands Of Time Magazine Covers

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Here are your choices: flay, frown, fume or feel any number of positive emotions about Time Magazine's covers, but don't make decisions based on them.

Hey, SCOTUS, I'm Not Getting Any Younger

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Fifty years from now, the logic goes, people will look back at this time and this issue and will wonder what all the fuss was about. Well, 50 years from now I will be 98. I do not want to be a 98-year-old blushing bride. So here's my message to the Supreme Court.

Jaweed Kaleem

Churches Flock To Support -- And Fight -- Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion

Hours before the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday over California's ban on gay marriage, hundreds of same-sex marriage suppor...

Why Spouses Shouldn't Split Housework Equally

www.theatlantic.com | Posted 03.19.2013 | Weddings

Marriages should be equal, and that has to mean equal housework too. Laundry, cleaning, child care, scheduling playdates, and buying groceries—it sh...

When Men Should Change Their Last Names

qz.com | Posted 03.05.2013 | Weddings

More than 50 percent of Americans think the woman should be legally required to take her husband’s name in heterosexual marriages. The reason typ...