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House Clears Landmark Bill Protecting Same-Sex Marriage

Nancy Pelosi presides over 258-169 vote in one of her final acts as speaker

(Newser) - The House gave final approval Thursday to legislation protecting same-sex marriages, a monumental step in a decades-long battle for nationwide recognition of such unions that reflects a stunning turnaround in societal attitudes, per the AP . President Biden is expected to promptly sign the measure, which requires all states to recognize...

If Your Marriage Needs Help, This Book Offers Some

The Gottmans are famed marriage experts, and their new book offers a 7-day plan

(Newser) - Google "famous marriage researchers" and you'll get an entire page of results about the Gottmans. John and Julie Gottman have been married since 1987, and they're prolific on the research front: They run the Gottman Institute, have hundreds of therapists certified in their methods, and have written...

Rumors of Brady-Bundchen Trouble Take Another Turn

They're reportedly living apart, with her upset at his decision to return to football

(Newser) - One of this year's gossipy footnotes to the NFL season is that Tom Brady's decision to come out of retirement has put a serious strain on his marriage to Gisele Bundchen. Her absence at last week's Tampa Bay opener was duly noted . Now CNN is out with...

Kirsten Dunst Marries Longtime Beau Plemons

Couple weds after 6 years, 2 kids together

(Newser) - They have two kids together and two Oscar nominations between them for their roles in The Power of the Dog. Now, after a six-year romance, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons also have two weddings rings. Page Six reports the couple wed at the posh GoldenEye resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica,...

Want to Get (and Stay) Married? Here's Where to Go

LawnStarter ranks the best US cities for wedded bliss

(Newser) - Maybe there actually is something to getting married in front of Cinderella Castle. Orlando, Fla., where the "happiest place on Earth" (Disney World) is located, is just one of the entries making up the top 10 in LawnStarter's ranking of the best US cities to get (and stay)...

Julian Assange Gets Married in Prison
Julian Assange Is
Now a Married Man

Julian Assange Is Now a Married Man

WikiLeaks founder weds Stella Moris at high-security Belmarsh Prison in London

(Newser) - Ladies, Julian Assange is now officially off the market. On Wednesday, the WikiLeaks founder married lawyer Stella Moris at his home of three years—London's high-security Belmarsh Prison—in a small ceremony that included the happy couple of seven years, their two young children, Assange's father and brother,...

Princess Mako Will Still Marry a Commoner, but With a Hitch

Japanese princess will forgo $1.35M payment to give up royal status

(Newser) - It's been a bumpy road for Japan's Princess Mako and her fiance, college sweetheart Kei Komuro, as they've prepared for their wedding over the past three-plus years, with controversy swirling over the finances of Komuro's family. At least the couple, both 29, could console themselves with...

Anna Faris Reveals Secret Elopement
Anna Faris Secretly Got Married 

Anna Faris Secretly Got Married

'I couldn't say fiancé anymore,' actor says in revealing marriage to Michael Barrett

(Newser) - Anna Faris has wed her longtime fiancé—a tidbit she let slip on her podcast. The actor and matchmaker April Beyer were offering romantic advice to listeners on Monday’s episode of Anna Faris Is Unqualified when Faris began speaking about her own relationship with cinematographer Michael Barrett, whom...

Aubrey Plaza Has Subtle Reveal
Aubrey Plaza
Has Subtle Reveal

Aubrey Plaza Has Subtle Reveal

Actress refers to director Jeff Baena as her husband

(Newser) - Aubrey Plaza has revealed major personal news in an offhand way, posting, "So proud of my darling husband @jeffbaena for dreaming up another film that takes us to italia to cause some more trouble." The "husband" part is new, and her publicist confirmed that it's accurate,...

Couple Weds 4 Times, Divorces 3 Times, in 37 Days

Taiwan newlyweds accused of trying to milk nation's policy for paid marriage leave

(Newser) - A couple in Taiwan stayed quite busy during the early days of the pandemic, getting married four times and filing for three divorces between April 6 and May 12 of last year. The reason, according to public records from the groom's employer, a Taipei bank: The newlyweds were trying...

Jill Biden's Inauguration Corsage Part of Sweet Tradition
The Biden
White House
Gets a Crib

The Biden White House Gets a Crib

Bidens reveal hopes, fears, and marriage tips in first White House interview

(Newser) - A week into his presidency, Joe Biden joined his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, for the couple's first sit-down interview from the White House. Courtesy of People , the discussion covers everything from their 43-year marriage to the outlook of the coronavirus pandemic—and the president took a dig at the...

'Scorned' Man Takes $1M Case to Court

Dongdong Huang claimed Peipei Li tricked him into showering her with cash

(Newser) - A Vancouver lawyer must be licking his wounds after taking his scorned-love case to court and losing big time, the CBC reports. Dongdong Huang claimed Peipei Li duped him into thinking they were in love and marriage-bound so he would lavish her with over $1 million in gifts and cash—...

Sean Penn: Yes, I Got Married
Sean Penn: Yes,
I Got Married

Sean Penn: Yes, I Got Married

59-year-old actor says he secretly wed 28-year-old Leila George last week in 'COVID wedding'

(Newser) - Sean Penn appeared on Seth Meyers' late-night show on Monday, and he addressed a rumor that had been building momentum over the weekend, per Yahoo . "Yeah, we did a COVID wedding," the 59-year-old actor said of his alleged marriage to Leila George, 28, his girlfriend of four years,...

Vatican Changes Policy on Wedding Rites

Lay catholics will be allowed to perform them, but they'll need special permission

(Newser) - The Vatican said on Monday that in exceptional circumstances, lay Catholics can be allowed to perform marriage rites, per the AP . In a document issued by the Holy See office for clergy, the Vatican said that could only happen if there are no priests or deacons available, the nation’s...

Virus Puts New Twist on the 'Micro-Wedding'

Couples are opting for few guests (or none) in social distancing event known as a 'minimony'

(Newser) - Couples trying to salvage weddings put on hold by the coronavirus are feeding a fresh trend in the bridal industry: the "minimony." Rather than wait, they're getting hitched alone or with a few local loved ones looking on at a safe social distance as other guests join...

NY Governor: Now There's 'No Excuse' Not to Get Married

Cuomo gives OK for couples to get marriage license remotely, have ceremony via video

(Newser) - New York state has nearly 243,000 coronavirus cases , with almost 14,000 deaths as of Monday—but Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn't want these troubling times to stop anyone from tying the knot. Cuomo on Saturday announced an executive order for this "disaster emergency" that allows marriage licenses...

The Virus Nixed Their Wedding Plans. Then a Pal Stepped Up

Friend married NYC couple on sidewalk from his 4th-floor apartment window

(Newser) - There hasn't been much uplifting news during the coronavirus outbreak, but there was at least one bright spot amid the pandemic last week in New York City. NBC News reports on the plight of 28-year-old Reilly Jennings and Amanda Wheeler, 38, who'd planned on getting married in October...

Church of England Issues Strict Rules on Who Can Have Sex

Straight and married? You're in luck

(Newser) - Christians hoping to remain on God's good side should avoid sex unless in a heterosexual marriage, according to the Church of England. "Sexual relationships outside heterosexual marriage are regarded as falling short of God’s purpose for human beings," reads a statement issued by the House of...

Hoping for a Pope Fight? One Just Took a Step Back

Benedict has name removed as co-author from controversial pro-priesthood celibacy book

(Newser) - If you were hoping that there'd be a bona fide public bickering between Pope Francis and his predecessor, you may have to tamp down your expectations. The current pope has reportedly been mulling whether to allow married men to become priests in some cases, and news broke this week...

Couple Weds Where Their Young Love Went Awry

Valerie Sneade and Jason Roy return to Dunkin' Donuts to say 'I do'

(Newser) - A Massachusetts couple reunited for extra-sweet wedding vows at the same Dunkin' Donuts where their young love splintered nearly 30 years ago, the AP reports. Valerie Sneade and Jason Roy were married Friday afternoon, joined by family, friends, and customers buying coffee and pastries at the Dunkin' Donuts on Grafton...

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