Topic: Marriage

A Benefit to Same-Sex Marriage that Nobody is Talking About

May 13, 2015
Holding Hands

Extending marriage rights to same-sex couples will improve America’s health. As a researcher studying how same-sex married couples influence each other’s health, I find that same-sex spouses do many of the same things that heterosexual spouses do to influence each other’s long-term health.

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The economics of Prop 8

March 10, 2011
The economics of Prop 8

Professor Daniel Hamermesh, an expert witness for the legal team challenging Prop 8, discusses the connection between economics and same-sex marriage.

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Sociologist claims evangelicals damage institution of marriage by delaying it

Aug. 21, 2009
Sociologist claims evangelicals damage institution of marriage by delaying it

The agonizing message to a young Christian couple in love: Sex can wait, but so can marriage. The conversation is spreading from a relatively small number of churches and ministries, to the broader evangelical community. University of Texas at Austin sociologist Mark Regnerus [...]

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Sociologist discusses "Marrying Tradition and Modernity"

March 6, 2008
Sociologist discusses "Marrying Tradition and Modernity"

While research on other Christian denominations shows similar individualized attitudes about the role of faith in everyday life, the generational differences are more pronounced among Catholics.

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Prof's book on evolution of desire in L.A. Times

March 6, 2008
Prof's book on evolution of desire in L.A. Times

Friendships between genders often lead to marriage, but once it does, outside friendships between men and women can complicate people's lives. And the complication is often sexual attraction.

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