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How Do Americans Feel About Interracial Marriage?

Just 45 years ago, interracial marriage was banned in many US states. But after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Loving v. Virginia declared such bans unconstitutional in 1967, those couples were free to marry — and a new study finds they’re doing so at an increasing rate.

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New York Giant Greg Jones Proposed to His Girlfriend at the Super Bowl

Greg Jones will have no problem remembering the day he proposed to his girlfriend. Neither will New York Giants’ fans.

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Are You in Favor of Legalizing Gay Marriage? — Survey of the Day

This week, lawmakers in Washington state legalized same-sex marriage and a federal appeals court declared a voter initiative in California, which had made gay marriage illegal, to be unconstitutional.

So what does the public think about gay marriage, in light of these measures?

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California Appeals Court Declares Prop 8 Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Advocates of same-sex marriage rights got a boost on Tuesday when a federal appeals court declared California’s gay marriage ban to be unconstitutional.

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10 Marriage Proposal Fails in Time for Valentine’s Day [VIDEOS]

As we approach Valentine’s Day and the season of love, a lot of couples get the urge to take that big step toward marriage. But before your eyes well up with tears of joy and sweetness, you must do the math. Based on the law of percentages, not all of these proposals can possibly go well.

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Brad Paisley Assists Fan With Marriage Proposal

Last Saturday night (Jan. 28), Vanessa Pritt from Charleston, W.V. was enjoying a Brad Paisley concert in Las Vegas with her boyfriend, Jason Davis, when Paisley reportedly handed Davis the mic in the middle of a song. Getting down on one knee, Davis asked Pritt to be his wife. Paisley, meanwhile, recorded the whole proposal from the stage on his iPhone.

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Divorce Is Harder for Younger People to Handle

While you may think older people would have a tougher time dealing with a marriage falling apart, research actually shows the opposite — younger people who get divorced often suffer more negative health effects than their older counterparts.

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Should Presidential Candidates Be Questioned About Their Failed Marriages? — Survey of the Day

Newt Gingrich has surged to the front of the field among Republican presidential hopefuls, despite questions about his past failed marriages.

In fact, Gingrich seemed to score points with GOP voters when he lambasted CNN’s John King during a South Carolina debate for bringing up one of Gingrich’s ex-wives’ allegations of infidelity.

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Study: Getting Married May Not be Better Than Living Together

Are you living with your girlfriend and thinking about popping the big question? You may want to reconsider.

A new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, show that married couples have only few advantages compared to couples that aren’t married and live together.

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Alan Jackson and Wife Open Up About Saving Their Marriage and Fighting Cancer

Alan Jackson was the subject of last night’s ‘Backstory’ on GAC, and the singer’s relationship with wife Denise was a focal point of the episode. Alan and Denise have been married since 1979, so their relationship factors heavily in his career and his music. The duo endured their fair share of ups and downs since that fateful meeting at a Dairy Queen, but through it all, they remain stronger than ever.

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Which States Have the Highest Marriage and Divorce Rates?

The 2009 Census reveals that while couples in western and southern states marry more often, they also divorce at a higher rate than those in other areas of the US.

Andrew Cherlin, a professor of sociology and public policy at Johns Hopkins University, said, “Surprisingly, the south and west, which we think of as more socially conservative, have higher rates of divorce than does the supposedly liberal east. The reason is that young adults in the south and west tend to have less education and marry earlier, both of which lead to a higher risk of divorce.”

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Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer Share a Wedding Photo

Didn’t get an invitation to Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer’s nuptials last weekend? Don’t fret — the brides have thoughtfully opted to share a photo of the blessed event, which took place in Connecticut.

Fittingly for a day that was all for them, it’s just Wright and Blitzer in the picture, facing one another in their wedding dresses and sharing a moment.

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