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China City to Fine Unwed Moms

Wuhan plans to add 'social compensation fee'

(Newser) - It's no scarlet letter, but the central China city of Wuhan's plan to fine mothers who have a child out of wedlock has sparked charges of discrimination and could lead to an increase in abandoned babies. It would be the first time that out-of-wedlock children have been expressly... More »

Anglican Church Offers Two-in-One Wedding-Baptism

(Newser) - With more than two in five British children born out of wedlock, the Anglican Church is introducing a new liturgical twofer—a combination wedding and baptism. The so-called "hatch and match" service is designed to encourage marriage, and senior bishops insist that the Church is not changing its teachings.... More »

Prince Albert to Wed Swimmer

Monaco's ruler reportedly plans summer wedding

(Newser) - Prince Albert of Monaco plans to wed his 30-year-old girlfriend, South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock, says a French gossip magazine. “While the date is not yet fixed, two sources confirm that preparations are under way for a royal wedding at the end of the summer,” reports Reuters,... More »

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