Marriage Mayhem Archives

Is Kate Locked Into A Gilded Cage Of Her Own Design?

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As much as we’re anticipating the royal wedding, basking in the joyous and lavish occasion of two young people celebrating their union, we know that life as a princess for Kate Middleton will be no ordinary walk in St. James’s Park. Along with living up to certain royal responsibilities, like Diana, she will be subject

On Civil Marriage

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Jessica Knouse, University of Toledo College of Law, is publishing Civil Marriage: Threat to Democracy in the 2012 volume of the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law. Here is the abstract.

Supporting Equal Love At Royal Wedding

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As we all anxiously await for the moment William and Kate profess their love to each other in front of millions of viewers and live spectators, those who don’t fit into the neat and tidy heterosexual category are sure to feel slighted. If you fit somewhere within LGBTI, it’s a hard pill to swallow that

Wacky Royal Wedding Rehearsal Released!

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Obviously, the royal wedding will be a glorious, exquisite and sophisticated affair. Sure, that’s one way to look at it. But where’s the fun in that? In a video posted on YouTube (see below), the royals let loose. The high expectations, ornate wedding details, and pressure on the marriage of William and Kate must finally be

New feature: Princess Kate’s reality TV wedding

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Once upon a time, in the far away land of Berkshire, a beautiful little girl called Catherine was born to the nouveau riche Middleton family. As she grew older, she would sit by a wishing well, singing daintily to the mysteriously sentient birds that clustered there. It is said that proletarian residents of the Middletons' village would hear strains of 'Someday my prince will come' floating over the wall of the house where little Kate was confined. Very shortly after Kate began singing about wanting a prince to rescue her from her debilitating solitude, he appeared. Aside from a few minor dwarf-oriented subplots, they were soon conjoined in holiest matrimony and lived happily ever after.

Wearing A Ring Doesn’t Make A Better Husband

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There has been much fuss and debate about Prince William’s choice to not wear a wedding ring after his nupitials to the future Princess Catherine at the end of April. Of course, it’s unlikely Wills will ever pass as single, but this debate has been going for a while in our culture.

“Illegality” and Same-Sex Marriage

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My earlier post on the recent poll on same-sex marriage got me thinking. I decided to do a little digging to see how the issue of denying same-sex couples access to marriage has been phrased and particularly whether the word “illegal” has been used to describe same-sex marriage in states that do not legally recognize same-sex relationships. In particular, I took a quick look back to see how people spoke of the wave of marriage licenses that were issued in San Francisco, Oregon, and New York in 2004 as well as of Mitt Romney’s decision to enforce a 1913 law prohibiting marriages in Massachusetts by out-of-state couples if their home state would not permit the marriage.

Millennials care more about parenting than marriage.

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The last few years we have seen extensive data on the changing face of the American family. According to the American Community Survey an annual study done by the Census Bureau, there are 104 million unmarried Americans representing 45% of the adult population. Since 2005, the majority of US households are not headed by married couples and the number of non-married-couple households have grown. The most recent data was the Obama Administration’s comprehensive report on women and girls released this month which found on average, men and women are waiting to marry.

Single ladies remix

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Revolutionary uprisings and mancessions not withstanding, it’s fascinating that the true epidemic of the 21st Century has become the fact that there are single women in the world who just don’t give a damn about marriage. God help us if people all over the world get free and there’s no real news. That’s when the very center of hell for cheerfully Beyonce-humming happy women becomes most apparent: all these unmarried hoes are dragging the world down into lopsided destitution, poverty and Steve Harvey-Nightline necessitated uplift.

Mail-order bride business is booming

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Fourteen years ago, former investment banker Joseph Weiner, 73, founded Hand-In-Hand, a London-based matchmaking agency that charges male customers up to $2,000 for “supervised courtship”—a process that matches them with younger Eastern European women. Despite – some say because of – a troubled economy, the international matchmaking industry—still known to some as the mail-order bride trade—is thriving like never before, by some estimates doubling since the late 1990’s.

I’m not married because I’m a selfish bitchy slutty shallow liar

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Actually, all of those things other than “liar” are totally trueMad Men writer Tracy McMillan explains to all of us ladies why we aren’t married (and we all want to be, obviously — just admit it, girls). How does Tracy McMillan know why we’re not married? Because she’s been married three times. Loves it. Loves it so much she does it over and over again, even with people who kind of suck. “Getting married is the best.” -Tracy McMillan. So even though she married “a very nice liar and cheater who was just like my dad, if my dad had gone to Harvard instead of doing multiple stints in federal prison,” the marital problem in America is you (“you” being you, woman). Obviously. Allow her to explain:

More on Kay Hymowitz

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So I should probably stop beating this Kay Hymowitz horse to death, but her “successful women have made men TERRIBLE” really stuck in my craw. In her piece, she suggests it’s a big problem that “Not so long ago, the average American man in his 20s had achieved most of the milestones of adulthood: a high-school diploma, financial independence, marriage and children. Today, most men in their 20s hang out in a novel sort of limbo, a hybrid state of semi-hormonal adolescence and responsible self-reliance.”

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