This Valentine's Day, Show Your Love By Ignoring Valentine's Day

Ken Layne · 02/14/14 12:05PM

With dull eyes and open mouths, they crowd the streets and fill the restaurants. Some are teenagers, some are straight, some are gay, and far too many are married adults who would usually be found at home watching the television at night. They are the zombies of St. Valentine's Day, and they're just as miserable as they look.

Lacey Donohue · 11/28/13 12:10AM

[Vernita Gray, left, and Patricia Ewert hold their Illinois marriage license after they were married in Chicago on Wednesday. While the state's gay marriage law takes effect in June 2014, the couple was granted an expedited marriage license because Gray is terminally ill. Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast via AP]

Lacey Donohue · 11/20/13 11:42PM

[Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs the state's Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act into law during ceremonies on Wednesday in Chicago. The bill, which won't take effect until June 1, makes Illinois the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast via AP]

Lacey Donohue · 11/12/13 07:38PM

The Hawaii State Senate passed a bill on Tuesday legalizing same-sex marriage and The Associated Press was quick to highlight the vote's cultural significance: "Hawaii Senate passes gay marriage, clearing islands to become a same-sex wedding destination."

Lacey Donohue · 10/20/13 07:10PM

Same-sex marriages in New Jersey are scheduled to begin Monday at 12:01 a.m. Though the process has been plagued with bureaucratic difficulties, mayors in Newark, Jersey City, Asbury Park and Lambertville plan to open City Halls late Sunday and marry couples as soon as they're able.

Hamilton Nolan · 10/08/13 04:12PM

Researchers have found a gene that can predict how much emotional ups and downs may affect someone's marriage. The gene is called "[Joke]."

Help This Needy Couple's Parents Attend One of Their Four Weddings

Rich Juzwiak · 09/19/13 02:54PM

International couple Eric Turner and Morné Coetzer are in a bit of a pickle: They have set a date to marry (January 4, 2014), but because the legalization of same-sex marriage remains globally sporadic, neither can do it where he lives now (Eric's in Houston, Morné is in London). They have decided on South Africa, where Morné grew up and gay marriage is legal. Morné's parents are already there, but Eric's are not. Now, they'd gladly pay for Eric's parents to fly there, but they'd more gladly use your money and so they have set up a gofundme page to e-panhandle $7,000 to cover Eric's parents' trip. Really, they have more important shit to buy. With their money. But not yours. Writes Eric: