Ireland Has Legalized Gay Marriage 

Ireland will become the first country to legalize gay marriage through popular vote. Though the country isn’t done counting votes, it seems that that victory was so overwhelming that the campaign declared victory earlier today. According to The Guardian, “all trends are pointing to at least a 2-1 majority in favour.”… » 5/23/15 11:10am Saturday 11:10am

I'm Getting Married This Year and My Boyfriend Can't Stop Me

The first time I asked Allen to marry me was the day after Christmas. We were wandering through one of Modesto's finest shopping malls and in the excitement of scoring $200 worth of Bath & Body Works products for less than $60, I turned to him and said, "Let's get married. Let's get married this year!" He closed his… » 4/16/15 2:10pm 4/16/15 2:10pm

The Best Time My Bosses Teamed Up to Find Me a Chinese Fiancé

My first date with Cai involved a lot of tongue. Not the fun kind—like, a literal plate of seasoned duck tongues on the table between us. But that wasn't the weirdest part of our date, because I swear duck tongues are delicious. The weirdest part was my coworkers, all gathered together at another table, watching us. » 4/14/15 1:50pm 4/14/15 1:50pm

Alabama's Homophobia Costs a University $15 Million

A gay couple who are both devoted alumni of the University of Alabama have scrapped their plans to bequeath their multimillion dollar estate to the school. Elliott Mitchell and Clark West, who donated $1 million to the school a decade ago, say they can't support a state institution while a same-sex marriage ban… » 3/17/15 6:00pm 3/17/15 6:00pm

OK Hates Gay Marriage So Much It Wants to Get Rid of Straight Marriage

The Oklahoma House of Representative passed a bill Tuesday that would abolish state-issued marriage licenses. If the bill is signed into law, marriage licenses would be issued by a member of the clergy. It's intended to block gay marriages in the state, but is actually just going to turn into an enormous, delightful,… » 3/13/15 3:15pm 3/13/15 3:15pm

Can You Marry Outside Your Class? Yes, If You Talk About It

General progressiveness of 2015 aside, most of us still date and marry folks from the same socioeconomic background as us: as the New York Times put it in 2012, "Doctors used to marry nurses. Now doctors marry doctors." But what happens when you reach across the aisle and date or marry outside your class? » 2/26/15 12:10pm 2/26/15 12:10pm

​Labor of (Someone Else's) Love: My Summer Planning Weddings in Italy

When I was 20, my college's funded internship program wrote me a check for $3,000. Instead of hunkering down in an LA production office to slog through slush piles—as a film major actually invested in her future would probably do—I pursued an internship that cashed in on my incomplete Italian minor and weird penchant… » 2/06/15 1:30pm 2/06/15 1:30pm

How Long Do Your Relationships Typically Last, and Is That On Purpose?

Sometimes relationships end quickly for obvious reasons: Too much fighting. Or maybe he likes the band MAGIC! But when all goes well, have you ever noticed a recurring length for your relationships? Have you ever considered imposing one? Singer and actress Jill Scott did, and it's six months. Let's discuss. » 1/31/15 2:45pm 1/31/15 2:45pm

Wanna Predict When You'll Die or Who You Should Marry? Ask Your Pals.

You can only know yourself to a certain point, in that all the introspection in the world can't compete with your ego always inserting itself into situations and mucking it up. And it turns out that your friends know you better, anyway—so much so that their assessment of your character can predict, more than you can,… » 1/30/15 5:00pm 1/30/15 5:00pm

Report: Picky Woman Who Refused to Settle Has Found True Love

It isn't every day that a story comes back full circle to spite its haters directly, but such is the case for the proudly picky Amanda Lauren, who, back in 2013, incurred 'Net wrath by admitting that, in search of The One, she'd gone on too many dates to keep track. That search has ended: Bitch is engaged! » 1/28/15 10:30pm 1/28/15 10:30pm