Family issues

Jenny Teeson, center in white, of Andover, Minnesota, looks on as Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signs a bill at the Capitol in St. Paul, on Thursday, May 2, 2019, repealing a Minnesota law that prevented prosecutors from filing sexual assault charges against people accused of raping their spouse. Teeson, testified before legislative committees earlier this year about how her now ex-husband drugged her and made a video of himself raping her while she was unconscious. Prosecutors dropped rape charges because of the old law, and he served just 30 days in jail for invasion of privacy. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
May 04, 2019 - 3:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Witches were still being burned at the stake when Sir Matthew Hale came up with his legal theory that rape could not happen within marriage. The 17th century English jurist declared it legally impossible because wedding vows implied a wife's ongoing consent to sex. Three and a...
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Ryo Hayasaka, left, an apparel buyer, and Haruka Miyajima, a retail industry worker, both 26 year-old, hold their marriage registration in front of a signboard of new era "Reiwa" at a ward office in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Japanese couples lined up to submit marriage documents as Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito takes the throne to mark a new start of the Reiwa era on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
May 01, 2019 - 2:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Emperor Naruhito's succession (all times local): 3 p.m. Japanese couples are lining up at government offices to submit their marriage documents to mark the beginning of Emperor Naruhito's era. At the Chiyoda ward office near the palace in Tokyo, dozens of couples from...
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A gay pride rainbow flag flies along with the U.S. flag in front of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan., on Friday, April 19, 2019. There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 20, 2019 - 2:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. The...
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April 09, 2019 - 7:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain wants to end the divorce blame game. The government has announced plans to introduce "no-fault" divorces so separating couples no longer have to blame one another for the breakdown of a marriage. Justice Secretary David Gauke said Tuesday that the government will introduce...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, immigrant children walk in a line outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, a former Job Corps site that now houses them in Homestead, Fla. The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their parents at the border before a judge halted the practice last year. The Justice Department said in a court filing late Friday, April 5, 2019 in San Diego that it will take at least a year to review the cases of 47,000 unaccompanied children taken in custody between July 1, 2017 and June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
April 07, 2019 - 6:18 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last year, a task that it says is more laborious than previous efforts because the children are no longer...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2015 file photo, Sandy Newcomb poses for a photograph with a rainbow flag as people gather for a mass resignation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is repealing rules unveiled in 2015 that banned baptisms for children of gay parents and made gay marriage a sin worthy of expulsion. The surprise announcement Thursday, April 4, 2019, by the faith widely known as the Mormon church reverses rules that triggered widespread condemations from LGBTQ members and their allies. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
April 04, 2019 - 6:55 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday repealed rules that banned baptisms for children of gay parents and that labeled same-sex couples as sinners eligible for expulsion — marking a reversal of policies condemned as jarring detours from a push by the...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie Bezos arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie, announced Thursday, April 4, 2019, in a series of tweets that they have finalized their divorce, ending a 25-year marriage that played a role in the creation of the online shopping giant. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 04, 2019 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has finalized his divorce with wife MacKenzie, giving her a separate stake in the online shopping giant. MacKenzie Bezos will get 4% of Amazon when the divorce is approved, which is expected to happen in about 90 days. Before the separation,...
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House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks at a news conference after the House voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, Thursday, April 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 04, 2019 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to reauthorize a 25-year-old law that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence, despite complaints by Republicans that Democrats were politicizing the popular law by expanding gun control. The bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act...
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This combination of 2019 photos shows newly-elected Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, left; and Democratic presidential candidate, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Together, the ascendance of Lightfoot and Buttigieg highlights the remarkable recent progress made by gay and lesbian politicians, to the point where their sexual orientation is either an asset or a non-issue. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Jose Luis Magana)
April 03, 2019 - 11:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Mayor Pete," as he's known to his growing fan base, is running a surprisingly strong and well-funded campaign for president. Lori Lightfoot has just won a landslide victory to become Chicago's mayor. Together, the ascendance of Lightfoot and Pete Buttigieg — the two-term mayor of...
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A pro EU protestor demonstrates opposite The Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May is set for a marathon session with her Cabinet as the government tries to find a way out of the Brexit crisis, after lawmakers again rejected all alternatives to her European Union withdrawal agreement. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 02, 2019 - 4:15 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official has welcomed British Prime Minister Theresa May's move to hold talks with the opposition Labour Party as "better late than never." Guy Verhofstadt welcomed May's move and said it was "...
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