Latest Marriage News

Pope clarifies homosexuality and sin comments in note

Jan. 28, 2023 04:18 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has clarified his recent comments about homosexuality and sin, saying he was merely referring to official Catholic moral teaching that teaches that any sexual act outside of marriage is a sin. And in a note Friday, Francis recalled that even that...

Third Trader Joe's store votes to unionize

Jan. 27, 2023 15:27 PM EST

A Trader Joe’s store in Louisville, Kentucky, has become the grocery chain's third to vote to unionize. Workers at the store voted 48-36 in favor of the union Thursday evening, according to the National Labor Relations Board, which conducted the election. Workers...

Review: Even J.Lo can't save this 'Shotgun Wedding'

Jan. 25, 2023 19:20 PM EST

Spoiler alert: J.Lo looks fantastic in a wedding dress. You surely knew that, given not only the plethora of wedding-themed movies Jennifer Lopez has made over the years, from “The Wedding Planner” to “Monster-in-Law” to the recent “Marry Me,” but also her own offscreen...

Millennial Money: Rekindle fizzling financial resolutions

Jan. 24, 2023 08:48 AM EST

Save more, spend less and pay off debt are popular New Year’s resolutions — and perhaps the ones most likely to fall by the wayside a few weeks into the year when reality sets in and expenses derail plans. But an early-in-the-year setback, like paying your health insurance deductible or the...

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin marries longtime love on 93rd birthday

Jan. 21, 2023 12:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin announced on Facebook that he has married his “longtime love” in a small ceremony in Los Angeles. Aldrin, who made history along with Neil Armstrong as the first humans to set foot on the surface of the moon, said the wedding...

Sierra Leone president signs women's rights bill into law

Jan. 20, 2023 10:56 AM EST

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A landmark bill mandating that women make up 30% of Sierra Leone's workforce and government positions went into effect on Friday along with paid maternity leave benefits extended to 14 weeks. The legislation signed by President Julius Maada Bio applies...

Church of England apologizes for treatment of LGBTQ people

Jan. 20, 2023 08:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England formally apologized Friday for its treatment of LGBTQ people, even as it said that same-sex couples still won't be allowed to marry in its churches. The apology from the church's bishops came in a report following five years of debate on the...

Church of England refuses to back same-sex marriage

Jan. 18, 2023 08:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England said Wednesday it will allow blessings for same-sex, civil marriages for the first time but same-sex couples still will not be allowed to marry in its churches. The decision followed five years of debate and consultation on the church's position...

Kabul's mannequins, hooded and masked under Taliban rules

Jan. 16, 2023 05:02 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Under the Taliban, the mannequins in women’s dress shops across the Afghan capital of Kabul are a haunting sight, their heads cloaked in cloth sacks or wrapped in black plastic bags. The hooded mannequins are one symbol of the Taliban’s puritanical...

Over 2,000 join LGBTQ march in New Delhi after COVID break

Jan. 08, 2023 08:38 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — More than 2,000 members of the LGBTQ community and their supporters returned to New Delhi streets on Sunday after a three-year break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to press for equal marriage rights. Dancing to drumbeats, they carried rainbow flags, balloons and...