Marriage

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, USA men's ski team member Bode Miller participates in a news conference at the alpine skiing world championships, in Beaver Creek, Colo. Miller, working as an NBC ski analyst, had to apologize after suggesting that matrimony is hazardous to your career, at least if you're a female skier. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
February 15, 2018 - 4:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY: NBC ski analyst Bode Miller apologized after suggesting that matrimony is hazardous to your career, at least if you're a female skier. During slalom coverage, partner Dan Hicks brought up a knee...
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Supporters of presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado, with National Restoration party, rally outside a polling station during general elections in San Jose, Costa Rica, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Costa Ricans voted Sunday in a presidential race shaken by an international court ruling saying the country should let same-sex couples get married. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
February 04, 2018 - 11:12 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — An evangelical candidate who soared in the polls after coming out strongly against same-sex marriage and a governing party loyalist who favors it led in preliminary returns from Costa Rica's presidential election late Sunday, and appeared poised to go to a runoff. With...
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Presidential candidates, from left, Antonio Alvarez Desanti of the National Liberation party, Carlos Alvarado Quesada of the Citizen Action party, Rodolfo Hernandez Gomez of the Social Christian Republican party, Rodolfo Piza of the Social Christian Unity party, Juan Diego Castro of the National Integration party, and Fabricio Alvarado of the National Restoration party, stand on the stage before a live, televised debate ahead of the presidential election, in San Jose, Costa Rica, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. If no candidate tops 40 percent in the Sunday vote, the first two finishers advance to a runoff scheduled for April 1. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
February 03, 2018 - 12:00 am
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — An international court ruling saying Costa Rica should allow same-sex marriage has upended the nation's presidential race, turning an evangelical candidate who opposes it from an also-ran with just 2 percent in the polls into the leading contender in Sunday's vote...
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In this May 10, 2017 file photo, a police officer escorts two men accused of having gay sex into a holding cell to wait for the start of their trial at the Shariah Court in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia's Islamic political parties appear on the cusp of a major victory: outlawing all sex outside marriage. Revisions to Indonesia's criminal code being considered by Parliament would allow prison sentences of up to five years for sex between unmarried people and also criminalize gay sex, the bugbear of Indonesia's Islamic and secular political parties. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda, File)
February 01, 2018 - 10:27 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia's Islamic political parties appear on the cusp of a major victory: outlawing all sex outside marriage. Revisions to Indonesia's criminal code being considered by Parliament would allow prison...
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January 23, 2018 - 9:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ethan and Aiden Dvash-Banks are toddler twins who share almost everything: the same toys, the same nursery, the same clothes and the same parents. Everything but a toothbrush and U.S. citizenship. To remedy what their parents, a gay married couple, view as an injustice, Ethan...
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Pope Francis marries flight attendants Carlos Ciuffardi, left, and Paola Podest, center, during a flight from Santiago, Chile, to Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying these two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline during the flight. The couple had been married civilly in 2010, however, they said they couldn’t follow-up with a church ceremony because of the 2010 earthquake that hit Chile. (L'Osservatore Romano Vatican Media/Pool Photo via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 6:13 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over. A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by pronouncing two flight attendants man and wife while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat on Friday questioned the legitimacy of the impromptu sacrament...
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Pope Francis marries flight attendants Carlos Ciuffardi, left, and Paola Podest, center, during a flight from Santiago, Chile, to Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying these two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline during the flight. The couple had been married civilly in 2010, however, they said they couldn’t follow-up with a church ceremony because of the 2010 earthquake that hit Chile. (L'Osservatore Romano Vatican Media/Pool Photo via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 7:29 pm
IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — It was all in a day's work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis. First he celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants at 36,000 feet during a flight on Thursday to this northern Chilean beachside town. Then after landing, Francis came to...
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Pope Francis marries flight attendants Carlos Ciuffardi, left, and Paola Podest, center, during a flight from Santiago, Chile, to Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying these two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline during the flight. The couple had been married civilly in 2010, however, they said they couldn’t follow-up with a church ceremony because of the 2010 earthquake that hit Chile. (L'Osservatore Romano Vatican Media/Pool Photo via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 12:42 pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding on Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship airline at 36,000 feet during a flight from Santiago. Bride Paula Podest, 39, and groom Carlos Ciuffardi, 41, said "I do" after telling...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Sanpete County Jail shows John Coltharp. Prosecutors say Coltharp and Samuel Shaffer, two Utah men who believe in doomsday and polygamy, had sexually abused young girls after conducting secret marriages they said were ordained by God. (Sanpete County Jail via AP, File)
January 12, 2018 - 6:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah men who believe in polygamy and doomsday had sexually abused young girls after conducting secret marriages they thought were ordained by God, prosecutors said Friday. Each man believed they were married to two girls, ages 4 through 8, one of whom was related to them,...
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January 11, 2018 - 7:25 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A top European Union legal adviser says a gay Romanian-American couple should enjoy the same rights as any married couple in the bloc. In an opinion for the European Court of Justice, Advocate General Melchior Wathelet said Thursday that the key issue was "not the...
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