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Matching genes: Studies show married couples have similar DNA blueprints

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – He leaves the toilet seat up, prefers old Japanese monster movies to romantic comedies and fancies mixed martial arts over ballet. So what do you have in common with your husband? More than you may think. People tend to choose spouses who have similar…

German court rules same sex civil unions get same tax benefits as married couples

Germany’s top court ruled Thursday that same-sex partners in civil unions are entitled to the generous tax benefits granted to married couples, in another landmark step for gay rights in Europe. The Federal Constitutional Court in the southwestern city of Karlsruhe said denying gays and lesbians in so-called registered partnerships…

Interracial marriages at record high: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Marriage between races and ethnic groups has reached an all-time high in the United States as public acceptance has grown, according to a Pew Research Center study on Thursday. Couples of different race or ethnicity made up a record 8.4 percent of all married couples in 2010,…

It only seems threatening, but it’s not!

This article in the NY Times by Hilary Stout is a classic example of how the Times specializes in covering trends that threaten the patriarchal status quo by assuring the audience that the threat is safely contained and really not a threat at all. The topic is the growing incidence…

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