Articles about 'marriage'

Breaking up is hard to do

There are many ways to leave a marriage, but there are only two ways to leave your own wedding: as the bride, or as the bitch who did a runner.

Guest Blogger // 29 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Gay marriage is really very scary

Philippa writes about the Coalition for Marriage, who feel very strongly that allowing gay people to marry would be dreadful. She disagrees.

Philippa Willitts // 20 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Families are not factories

My parents have been married for thirty years. I grew up in a semi-detached house in a suburb, one of three kids. The only surprise in the set-up is that...

Ray Filar // 5 December 2011

Categories: Blog

5 Live discussion about politics, partners and CBB

Do the partners of people in politics have a responsibility not to draw too much attention to themselves? This was one of the questions in a debate I recently took...

Holly Combe // 23 August 2011

Categories: Blog


Richard Ganly reviews a book which challenges the notion that a monogamous, heterosexual marriage is truly superior to all others

Richard Ganly // 21 August 2011

Categories: Books, Reviews

Why our partnership isn’t a marriage

It’s now just over three months until our Big Gay Wedding. Excuse me while I freak out for a minute. In fact, it’s not going to be very big (close...

Harri C. Weeks // 28 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Fair pay for royal cleaners

I’m a bit late to this one, but PCS trade unionists protested outside Buckingham Palace the day before the royal wedding to put pressure on the royal family to pay...

Laura // 8 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Mrs His Name

The Japanese government is facing a law suit brought by five people who claim that their constututional rights have been violated by the law forcing married couples to share the...

Laura // 12 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Campaign against Tory plans for marriage tax break heats up

Don’t Judge My Family is campaigning against Tory plans for a marriage tax break. By profiling families which would be rejected by the Tory party as ineligible for their £5...

Jess McCabe // 28 April 2010

Categories: Blog

Three Counties Feature on Name Change

Why does the tradition for a woman to change her name after marriage still persist? I briefly contributed to a discussion on this issue with Luke Ashmead on BBC Three...

Holly Combe // 22 July 2009

Categories: Blog

Getting Engaged? Read These!

Anyone who’s feeling inspired to ponder the conventional rituals of marriage after reading Eleanor Turner‘s recent F-word article should check out Meghan O’Rourke and Amanda Marcotte‘s pieces on engagement rings...

Holly Combe // 12 June 2007

Categories: Blog

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