Marriage

Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams smiles as she speaks during an election-night watch party Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 23, 2018 - 10:19 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office. Abrams set new historical marks with a primary victory Tuesday that made her the first black...
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Gubernatorial candidate and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, in red, greets Kayren Moore and her neighbors Wade Hyde, center in purple, and Tim Thobe outside a polling place at Walnut Hill Recreation Center in Dallas on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The only statewide runoff features little-known Democratic gubernatorial candidates: Ex-Dallas County sheriff Lupe Valdez against Houston businessman Andrew White. Neither is expected to seriously challenge well-funded Abbott. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 11:36 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on primaries on Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas (all times local): 11:35 p.m. A Democratic candidate who was attacked as too liberal by the national party campaign committee has lost a runoff in the race for a Houston-area House seat that Democrats hope to win from...
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In this May 21, 2018, photo, a roll of stickers awaiting distribution to early voters sits on a table at the check-in station at the Pulaski County Courthouse Annex in Little Rock, Ark. Voters in four states are casting ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Primaries are set in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky while voters in Texas settle several primary runoffs from their first round of voting in March. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
May 22, 2018 - 10:32 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — It was shaping up as a big night for women Tuesday as four states cast primary and runoff ballots, with Georgia Democrats taking the lead by positioning Stacey Abrams to become the first black female governor in American history. Abrams already set historical marks with a primary...
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May 22, 2018 - 4:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for a 37-year-old Mexican man who was taken into custody during a mandatory marriage interview at immigration offices in Philadelphia said Tuesday his detention is unlawful. Jose "Ivan" Noe Nuñez Martinez and his U.S.-citizen husband Paul Frame visited U.S. Citizenship...
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May 09, 2018 - 8:40 am
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters helped one of their own pull off a marriage proposal. Fayetteville, North Carolina, firefighter Ashton Hanway asked Lauren Wood to visit Station 17 on Friday to take some pictures. His captain suggested they stand on top of a truck. An alarm sounded and two...
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Mark Lindsay, left, and Tom Kerns kiss after mailing a resignation letter as Mormons gather for a mass resignation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Salt Lake City. A day after the Mormon church stood behind its new rules targeting gay members and their children, while issuing clarifications, hundreds of gathered in Salt Lake City to protest their displeasure with the policy changes. The attendees joined together in renouncing their membership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 04, 2018 - 3:39 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon Alex Landers supports the legalization of gay marriage despite her religion's opposition for a simple reason: She has LGBTQ friends who she loves and respects, including her best friend who is a bisexual man. "I can't look at him and his boyfriend and tell them that...
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May 01, 2018 - 8:54 am
LONDON (AP) — A bakery owned by a Christian family is asking Britain's Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that it discriminated against a gay customer for refusing to make a cake supporting same-sex marriage. Northern Ireland business Ashers Baking Co. refused in 2014 to make a cake iced with the "...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2015, file photo, a couple holds hands during their wedding ceremony in Atlanta. In a report released on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, researchers found that melanoma patients who are married tend to be diagnosed at an earlier more treatable stage than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
April 18, 2018 - 11:44 am
CHICAGO (AP) — There's an extra bonus to marriage for melanoma patients: They tend to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, a new study says. Spouses may be apt to notice suspicious moles on their partners that could signal melanoma, the...
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April 18, 2018 - 11:12 am
HOUSTON (AP) — In a story April 16 about the marriage of George H.W. and Barbara Bush, The Associated Press reported erroneously that they met when she was 17 and he was 18 and they married two years later. They met when she was 16 and he was 17 and they married three years later. A corrected...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, the Mensch International Foundation presented its annual Mensch Award to former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at an awards ceremony hosted by Congregation Beth Israel in Houston. A family spokesman said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. ( Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 7:53 am
HOUSTON (AP) — They met at a Christmas dance. She was 17. He was 18. Two years later they were married. The couple stayed together for 73 years, becoming the longest-married couple in presidential history. "George Bush knows how I feel," Barbara Bush had said. "He is the hero... He is my hero."...
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