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Larry McShane & Mikey Light, NY Daily News • Fri 2018 Jun 22, 12:47pm

…She finally awoke from a medically-induced coma with no recollection of the 21st century. The trapped-in-the-past victim knew she was married, but believed it was to her first husband — who passed away in 1998. She didn’t recall marrying Jeff two years later. Her teenage daughter remained a toddler in Sartin-Hartung’s mind.… None of it was enough to keep Hartung away from the hospital as his bride slowly recovered.…

Two First Dates (50 ref)
Examiner-Enterprise • Wed 2018 Jan 31, 5:55pm

Charles and Marilee Scott, both 85, of Bartlesville [OK], shared more than 62 years of loving marriage together before passing on the same day, Tuesday, Jan. 23, from a recent illness. The high school sweethearts were classmates who fell in love and grew up together.…

A true-love story
Big Fur Hat, IOTW Report • Mon 2016 Sep 26, 7:59pm

This was not a march against sexual orientation. This was a march against the state imposing their view upon the church, that they must recognize homosexual marriages in their religious practices.

usa today-

Tens of thousands of people marched through Mexico City on Saturday in opposition to President Enrique Pena Nieto’s push to legalize same-sex marriage.…

Dallas Franklin, KFOR • Thu 2016 Sep 8, 6:51pm

DUNCAN, Okla. – A mother and daughter from Oklahoma are accused of having an incestuous marriage.… [Mother] told officials she didn’t think she was breaking any laws by marrying Misty because her name is no longer listed on her daughter’s birth certificate.… Court records show this isn’t the first time Patricia has married one of her own children.…

But at least both were "of age," right? So, it's all good. ((o_O))
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KTLA / Tribune Media Wire • Sun 2016 Aug 14, 9:49am

…Back in the 1960s, Harvey and Mildred Wosika met while she was working at his brother’s cafe. The couple hit it off and they were married on Aug. 5, 1966.

Together they have a total of 11 children, 35 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Nearly 150 family and friends joined them in their hometown of Newkirk, Oklahoma, to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary last week.…

Harvey got down on one knee, held his wife’s hands, and serenaded her with Bing Crosby’s classic song “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” Harvey even added some of his own lyrics into the song.…

Ben Hooper, UPI • Sat 2016 Jun 25, 8:02pm

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, June 22 (UPI) -- A 48-year-old Utah man said his father did not seek his permission before taking out a full-page ad in an Idaho newspaper seeking the younger man "a wife."…

Thanks a lot, Dad!
Tenth Amendment Center • Fri 2016 Jan 8, 7:25pm

A bill has been filed in the Indiana state House that would end mandatory government licensing of marriages in the state, effectively nullifying in practice both major sides of the contentious national debate over government-sanctioned marriage.…

Robert Stacy McCain • Thu 2016 Jan 7, 10:13pm

Psychological theory of the 70s was heavily influenced by Maslow and self-actualization theory. People believed that it was OK to get divorced for self-growth. It was OK for parents to leave families to pursue a dream of happiness.This is selfish, plain and simple.

It’s now-grown children like Gumbiner that we see on “Married at First Sight.” These 20- and 30-somethings may be professionally successful, but emotionally speaking, they are the walking wounded.…

Distrust, hostility, fear of commitment — if you’ve ever encountered one of these “walking wounded” victims of parental divorce, you know exactly what she’s talking about. …

Dennis Prager, Town Hall • Thu 2016 Jan 7, 10:02pm

Part I in a series of widely held beliefs that are either untrue or meaningless:

In every age, people say and believe things that aren't true but somehow become accepted as "conventional wisdom."

The statement "I'm not ready to get married" is a current example. …

Wedding Rings, Interlocked
grammie winger, Ace of Spades • Thu 2016 Jan 7, 10:01pm

I received "Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?" by Gary Thomas, in print form. Also an audiobook called "Lasting Love", by Alistair Begg. Alistair Begg is a pastor of a church near Cleveland who I listen to frequently and enjoy immensely. …

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Dennis Prager, Town Hall • Tue 2015 Dec 29, 8:38pm

…In every age, people say and believe things that aren’t true but somehow become accepted as “conventional wisdom.”

The statement “I’m not ready to get married” is a current example. Said by more and more Americans between the ages of 21 and 40 (and some who are older than that), it usually qualifies as both meaningless and untrue. And it is one reason a smaller percentage of Americans are marrying than ever before.

So, here’s a truth that young Americans need to hear…

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Sidrah Roghay, • Mon 2015 Dec 14, 3:05pm

An Indian-origin husband and wife, believed to be the world’s oldest married couple, celebrated their 90th wedding anniversary in the UK.

Karam and Kartari Chand, 110 and 103 respectively, tied the knot in a traditional Punjabi ceremony in India on December 11, 1925, during the British Raj and moved to England 40 years later.

“It is a blessing to have been married and to have lived this long. Life and marriage is all about happiness, it is what is most important,” said Karam.…

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Skyler Cooper, KRMG • Wed 2015 Sep 23, 1:44pm

New research done by divorce form preparation service shows couples in the Sooner State tend to be nicer to each other when they split. …

BigFurHat, IOTW Report • Fri 2015 Jul 24, 7:37pm

…Patch reports the two were estranged when he set off, and that his wife, who was widowed once before, didn’t want to repeat the experience. She has reportedly told him his quest is “the most romantic thing.” Hites says he doesn’t know his exact weight now (he dresses in size 70 pants), but he may weigh himself on the big scale at the junkyard up the road before getting back on the saddle. He says he hopes to drop down to a chubby but healthier 300 pounds.…

AllenG, Ace of Spades • Wed 2015 Jul 1, 7:05am

…the primary reason I'm against government sanction of homosexual relationships. Once you assert that marriage is something mankind just made up and could have made however we wished, then there is no defense against a whole host of ills: polyamory, incest, pedophilia, bestiality, necrophilia. Every perverted, abhorrent thing becomes not just "tolerated" (even those things, such as pedophilia, which should not even be tolerated), but celebrated.

The societal consequences will be enormous, whatever the idiots say. Yes, it will hurt the institution of marriage. Yes, it will hurt children. Yes, it will hurt society. Just because you can't see it yet doesn't mean it won't do it.

torquewrench, Ace of Spades • Wed 2015 Jul 1, 7:03am

…This business has been around in the San Francisco area forever and a day. Imported into the local hetero scene from the gay world.

Human nature being what it is, poly relationships work until they stop working, and then they blow up *spectacularly*.

You haven't seen bitter jealous resentment until you've seen it from a self-described "open-minded, nonjudgmental" individual.

I know relatively few truly durable long term poly arrangements. Typically people experiment with it and ultimately either end up in a lasting monogamous setup, or back to short-time floating hookups.…

Ashley Edwardson, • Tue 2015 Jun 30, 8:18pm

…president of the American College of Pediatrics… Dr. Michelle Cretella, said [T]his is a tragic day for America’s children. The SCOTUS has just undermined the single greatest pro-child institution in the history of mankind: the natural family. Just as it did in the joint Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton decisions, the SCOTUS has elevated and enshrined the wants of adults over the needs of children.” … Despite being certified by almost all major social science scholarly associations—indeed, in part because of this—the alleged scientific consensus that having two parents of the same sex has no effect on child well-being is almost wholly without basis. …

Dedicated Tenther • Mon 2015 Jun 29, 11:25pm

…So the Supreme Court decided that it could wave its hand and redefine marriage. Beyond the horrific precedent this sets, this is so flawed on its own (lack of) merits, that I find myself stunned in spite of the fact this is the exact outcome I was expecting. All over my FB timeline and in my personal life people I thought were sane are celebrating as though Christmas came early. I can’t call them “F*cking Idiots” to their faces, but perhaps I can explain, here, why this is so bad.…

Rick Green, NewsOK • Sat 2015 May 2, 5:50pm

A bill signed by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday seeks to protect religious leaders from being forced to perform marriage ceremonies that run counter to their beliefs. The measure also seeks to make clergy immune from lawsuits arising from their refusal to perform such ceremonies. …

“This bill makes it clear that the government can never compel our religious leaders or houses of worship to act in violation of their faith where marriage is concerned,” Fallin said. “I am proud to join our Legislature in taking a strong stand in defense of religious liberty and the freedoms awarded to all American citizens by the U.S. Constitution.”

Gregory Korte, USA Today / Military Times • Sat 2015 Mar 14, 7:27pm

Former Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer, whose heroism in Afghanistan earned him a Medal of Honor for his "daring initiative and bold fighting spirit," is engaged to be married to the daughter of a former vice presidential nominee.

His fiancee is Bristol Palin. She is a reality television personality and the daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president. …

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Bobby Ross Jr., Get Religion • Fri 2015 Mar 13, 10:38pm

…Despite our lack of a license, my wife and I — both raised in Churches of Christ — saw our marriage as a sacred commitment, as did our families. Not for a second did we consider living together out of wedlock. To say that religion played a key role in our view of marriage would be a huge understatement.

Perhaps Tamie and I were — besides being young, in love and stupid — 25 years ahead of our time? …

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TJ Martinell, Tenth Amendment Center • Thu 2015 Mar 5, 3:40pm

[Oklahoma] HB1125 would accomplish two things.

First, it would render void the edicts of federal judges that have overturned state laws defining marriage. The founding generation never envisioned unelected judges issuing ex cathedra pronouncements regarding the definition of social institutions like marriage and the Constitution delegates the federal judiciary no authority to meddle in the issue. Marriage is a realm clearly left to the state and the people..

Second, the bill would get the state government out of defining marriage entirely as well, ending the squabble between factions that seek to harness the power of the state, thereby taking the burden off government officials who may be torn between what is legally required of them and their religious convictions.

The intent or motives behind this bill are a moot point. By removing the state from the equation, no one can force another to accept their marriage, nor can they force another to reject that person’s own beliefs regarding an institution older than government.

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Heather Warlick, NewsOK • Mon 2015 Mar 2, 6:41pm

"Dick and Edna Lutz, 94 and 92, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Jan. 27. The couple are a fixture at The Civic Center Music Hall, having spent about 33 years volunteering at the shows there. …"

Other McCain • Fri 2015 Feb 27, 8:18pm

…I routinely encountered women who were in her situation or, if younger than her, were clearly at risk of someday being in her situation. They kept wasting time in “relationships” with men who refused to close the deal. These romantic involvements would last anywhere from a few months to several years, and it was always — always — the guy’s aversion to a permanent commitment that prevented these relationships from becoming marriages. The real problem, it seems to me, is not merely the widespread phenomenon of “Peter Pan Syndrome,” but that (a) young women unwittingly enable such male immaturity because (b) they miscalculate the economics of love, and therefore (c) they waste one of a woman’s most valuable resources, her youth.…

[Feb 2]

Alex Taylor, The Journal News • Fri 2015 Feb 27, 7:46pm

…Duranord Veillard will turn 108 on Saturday while his wife of 82 years, Jeanne, turns 105 in May.

The couple plan to celebrate a milestone few others will see with family, friends and well-wishers at their home, where they live with a daughter, Marie Eveillard. …

Veillard also let The Journal News in on his secret for living a long and healthy life: "That's God," he said in French Creole.…

Okla Flag
Tara Culp-Ressler, Think Progress • Fri 2015 Feb 20, 2:35pm

"Under a proposed bill introduced in Oklahoma, couples in the state who want to get married would be required to prove they don’t have any sexually transmitted infections…"

How will Oklahoma relegate this with its completely open marriage common law? [Ref: Freedom to Marry — Does the State define marriage? a Mindful Radical Incline webwork from 2007 Apr 30.]

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Austin Ruse / Breitbart • Mon 2014 Jun 23, 5:45pm

Secretary of State John Kerry introduced her: “The government in Moscow may look at Masha as a troublemaker to contend with, but here in the United States, we know that she is a wonderful person – a mother, a journalist, an extraordinary human rights defender – and we are honored by her presence here.” Kerry, however, did not show a YouTube clip of Gessen calling for the destruction of marriage and stating that this is the inevitable intention of those calling for same-sex marriage.

Pelosi • Fri 2014 Jun 20, 3:33pm

CHICAGO — Four “Pelosi Buses” full of traditional marriage supporters are headed to the nation’s capital today for the annual March for Marriage. The buses are sponsored by members of in response to California Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s recent letter to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone urging him to not attend the March for Marriage.

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AP / Fox News • Tue 2014 Jun 17, 3:42pm

The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco… it's his duty to uphold traditional views of marriage even if such views are unpopular. He also challenged his critics to practice what they preach, writing that Americans who oppose same-sex unions have become targets of discrimination and intolerance.

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Dr. Susan Berry / Breitbart • Sun 2014 Jun 15, 10:05pm

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (D) and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) were among other leftist politicians and gay advocacy leaders who used the words of Pope Francis to criticize San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for his upcoming participation at the March for Marriage in Washington D.C. on June 19th. … “We ask that you will reconsider your participation and join us in seeking to promote reconciliation rather than division and hatred…."

While … the left accused Cordileone of promoting “division and hatred” through participation in the March for Marriage, the archbishop described those with activist agendas against marriage as “bullies,” and urged young pro-lifers during the March for Life last January to stay “close to Christ” as they seek to present the truth about marriage.

“Future generations will understand that the natural truth of marriage benefits everyone and discriminates against no one,” the archbishop said. “But prepare yourselves: It will require heroic virtue, for there is a lot of reverse bullying going on these days.”