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I’m getting close to 30 years of marriage! Where have the years gone? A married couple (picture posed by models) PICTURE: DragonImages/iStockphoto Trying to work out why our marriage has worked is a difficult thing, and there are many factors. One thing I’ve come to realise is that Becky and I challenge each other. We […]

In the US, United Methodists vote to remove anti-gay language from their official teachings on societal issues

Charlotte, North Carolina, US AP United Methodist delegates on Thursday removed a 52-year-old declaration from their official social teachings that deemed “the practice of homosexuality…incompatible with Christian teaching” – part of a wider series of historic reversals of the denomination’s longstanding disapproval of LGBTQ activity. The historic vote came as delegates also approved a new […]

India’s Assam scraps colonial-era Muslim marriage law

Guwahati, India Reuters India’s Assam state has scrapped an 89-year-old law that allowed marriage involving underage Muslims, against opposition from leaders of the minority community who called the plan an attempt to polarise voters on religious lines ahead of elections. Assam, which has the highest percentage of Muslims among Indian states at 34 per cent, […]

Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan and wife jailed for seven years for unlawful marriage

Islamabad, Pakistan Reuters Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Khan were sentenced to seven years in prison and fined on Saturday by a court that ruled their 2018 marriage broke the law, his party said. It was the third ruling against Khan this week and comes ahead of national elections on […]

Retired US Catholic bishop gets married after bid to leave priesthood denied

Bishop Howard Hubbard swings incense during an Ash Wednesday communion service at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on 25th February, 2004, in Albany, New York

Albany, New York, USAP An 84-year-old retired Catholic Bishop of Albany, who has been accused of sexual abuse and has unsuccessfully sought to be removed from the priesthood, said this week that he recently married a woman in a civil ceremony. Emeritus Bishop Howard Hubbard made the surprise announcement on Tuesday during a tumultuous time […]