Oxford newlyweds in hunt for marriage certificate

September 2, 2017 1 comment

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A newly married couple in Oxford have launched a city-wide hunt after their marriage certificate went missing. The two scout leaders married last Saturday at Queen’s College, Oxford, and were about to fly off to New York for their honeymoon when they were informed about the certificate’s disappearance. The document had been kept in a…

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Thailand offers women foreign marriage classes

August 30, 2017 0 comments

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The Thai government is now offering classes to women who want to marry a foreign spouse and move abroad. These courses will be offered by the country’s Social Development Ministry and comes in response to a growing acceptance of interracial marriage in Thailand. As a result, some women see such unions as an opportunity to…

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Men are ‘marrying up’ more than women

August 29, 2017 1 comment

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Men are now “marrying up” more than women, according to a new study. This term applies to those who marry someone who is better educated and better paid than they are. Two American researchers have found that men are increasingly marrying up as more women earn high level degrees and find jobs that pay very…

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The challenges of an interracial marriage

August 28, 2017 0 comments

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For all the progress that society has made in the last few decades in becoming more tolerant and accepting, there are some things that continue to be seen by some as controversial. Interracial marriages, while increasingly common, can still be seen as unusual. So what are the biggest challenges of marrying someone from a different…

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Arranged marriage renewed in shopping mall

August 19, 2017 0 comments

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A couple who underwent a rare Western arranged marriage 19 years ago have renewed their vows after the husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer. David and Elizabeth Weinlick were married in June 1998 at the famous Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, after meeting just moments before. The unconventional match was a social experiment staged…

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Lebanon ditches marriage loophole for rapists

August 17, 2017 0 comments

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The Lebanese Parliament has abolished a law which allowed rapists to avoid punishment for their crime if they married the victim. Article 522 of the Middle Eastern country’s penal code stated that men who had committed rape, statutory rape or kidnapping could have their prosecution or conviction suspended under this condition. Unsurprisingly, this law has…

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New bride arrested after pulling gun on groom

August 2, 2017 2 comments

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A newly married woman in the southern state of Tennessee has been arrested after pulling a gun on her husband. The 25 year-old woman had been drinking heavily after the wedding and the celebrations descended into a drunken row, The Telegraph reports. Suddenly she pulled a 9mm handgun out of her wedding dress, put it…

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Forced marriage calls at all time high

July 31, 2017 1 comment

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The number of young people calling Childline citing fears of forced marriage rose in the last year. The NSPCC claims they held 205 over-the-phone counselling sessions on this subject in 2016/17. This is a 12 per cent increase from the 183 in 2015/16 and is the highest number recorded in a single year. Additionally, the…

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Arrests made after 5 year-old’s forced marriage

July 28, 2017 1 comment

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Several people have been arrested in Pakistan after a five year-old girl was forced to marry a 22 year-old man. The groom, his father and the man who performed the ceremony are reported to be among those who have been taken into Police custody. The girl and her mother were also arrested and are likely…

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