The Ewok of Iran has suggested that younger marriages will help his country's birth rate increase, but it's possible that he's just trying to get the entire country featured on the next season of MTV's 16 and Pregnant.
• Maine officials announced today that opponents of the state legalizing gay marriage have gathered enough signatures to put the issue to a vote in November. Expect a heated battle in the next two months. •
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wanted to appoint three women to his cabinet, but conservative clerics objected because of "religious doubts over the abilities of women when it comes to management." Sounds like old objections in America over women managers. [BBC]