Report: More Than 1,000 Known Child Marriages in Germany

Aug 15, 2016 by

by Raheem Kassam, Breitbart: German authorities are reportedly “sounding the alarm” over a sharp rise in child marriages after noting that more and more girls are disappearing from school. Justice Minister Heiko Maas has announced “drastic” new measures to tackle the problem. The girls are usually married to older men, and the trend is being linked to the new wave of migrants who entered the country over the past 18 months. The state has logged over 1,000 child marriages, but N24.de reports...

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Republican Voters Are Not “Moving On” From Marriage

Aug 15, 2016 by

by Frank Schubert, Public Discourse: A year after the US Supreme Court’s narrow 5-4 ruling redefining marriage, many of the elite in the Republican Party are anxious to declare “the marriage issue” settled. It’s a common refrain from high-ranking Republicans: “the Supreme Court has spoken,” and the party should move on to other issues. The trouble for the echo chamber of corporate lobbyists, paid political consultants, wealthy donors, and media personalities who constantly push this narrative...

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Scandinavian countries rank worst in Europe for marriage take-up among poorest

Aug 15, 2016 by

from The Marriage Foundation: Low income parents in Scandinavia are amongst the least likely in Europe to be married, according to new research by Marriage Foundation. Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark have an average of under a third (30 per cent) of poor parents who are married, as compared to the continental average of 43 per cent. The Mediterranean countries fare best with over half (53 per cent) of low income parents married. The research reveals for the first time that the so-called...

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The Marriage Gap in Europe

Aug 11, 2016 by

by Harry Benson, Family Studies: It’s common knowledge that fewer people are getting married these days. This has become an increasingly serious problem for the simple reason that most couples who don’t marry don’t stay together, whereas most couples who do marry do stay together. Among parents, roughly eight out of 10 who are married when their child is born will still be together when their child completes secondary education. If the parents don’t marry, the odds of staying together while...

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Marriage matters: what should the Church be saying?

Jul 29, 2016 by

By Rachel Fox, Anglican Mainstream. [Editor’s note: This is adapted from the text of a talk given at a church in southern England in July]. G.K Chesterton once observed that the family is the most effective check on government power. It is indeed the bed-rock of a free society. It is also more important to the very survival of a society than most people realise. Two years ago, civil marriage in the UK became genderless. It is no longer an institution intimately bound up with sex and...

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A traditional family life is now a political handicap

Jul 12, 2016 by

by Ross Clark, Spectator: ‘I’m a gay woman with strong northern working-class roots,’ Angela Eagle told Robert Peston on Sunday. ‘I think I’m the right person for this job at this time.’ In case we didn’t get the point she followed it up this morning by boasting: ‘I’m a northern working-class girl who understands modern life.’ How outrageous that Jeremy Corbyn’s challenger should bring her class, her geographical birthplace and her sexuality into the leadership debate, suggesting that they...

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