Intrigue and infidelity topples top US generals
Washington reels as revelations of a love affair now threaten not one but two senior military careers. Is America right to disapprove so strongly of flawed leaders?
Brazil endorses first three-way ‘marriage’
Details of a highly controversial civil union emerged this week from Brazil, where two women and a man had pledged themselves to one another. Is there really room in a marriage for three?
Church of England fights gay marriage proposal
Prime Minister David Cameron wants to give gay couples the right to marry but the Anglican Church disagrees. Bishops say the whole institution of marriage is under threat.
Hollywood’s hottest couple to marry at last
It’s official: After a seven-year wait, and a full twelve months of planning, Brad Pitt has proposed marriage to his long-term partner Angelina Jolie. But why did it take him so long?
Cardinal provokes fury with gay marriage attack
By describing gay marriage as an ‘aberration’, Cardinal Keith O’Brien has brought new ammunition to a raging culture war. But who has the right to define an institution?
Hollywood star ‘delighted’ by secret love child
Comedy actor Hugh Grant has admitted fathering a child at the age of 51 after 'a fleeting affair'. His response to his daughter's birth reveals how attitudes have changed.
Beatle McCartney backs marriage (again)
Tying, untying and then retying the knot all over again has become commonplace for showbusiness stars. What's the enduring appeal of marriage, to make them do it again and again?
The Royal Wedding’s (surprise) hit: the sermon
Speaking to one class can be nerve-wracking. But what about addressing two billion people? Calm and cheerful, the bishop of London did just that. But what did he say?
Two weddings but a funeral for marriage?
New statistics show marriage rates in steady decline. The latest figures are the lowest since records began over 100 years ago. Should we be worried?