August 15, 1998 |
Nobody is even registered to take advantage of the city's new lesbian and gay partner benefits yet, but the holy war over the issue has flared again. Invoking fears of God's wrath on the city and threats to the nuclear family, a group of citizens yesterday sued to strike down three domestic partnership bills enacted by City Council and signed by Mayor Rendell last spring. One plaintiff, Mary Campbell, a coordinator for the National Day of Prayer said she is suing to defend the family and serve God. "We ask that God would shine his grace on this city, have mercy on our city for what we have done, and judgment will not come upon us because of it," Campbell said.
April 18, 2014
A story Saturday on a fund-raiser for the Durand Foundation wrongly stated the role to be played by musician Eddie Berner. He will be a performer and cook in the event, which will be hosted by the foundation. The story also incorrectly described Berner's marital status; he has never been married. In addition, photo captions with the story misstated where the photographs were taken, outside Durand's offices and Community Services Center in Mount Laurel. The Durand Academy is in Woodbury.
October 2, 2012
LT. JONATHAN D. JOSEY II was a Daily News Sexy Single in 2006. He was then a 34-year-old police sergeant. Here is the rest of his entry from the Sexy Singles edition: Neighborhood: West Mount Airy. Marital status: Single. Number of children: One. Nominated by: Himself. Most outstanding feature: His charm and magnetic personality. Extracurricular: Vice president, Guardian Civic League. Unusual hobby: Shopping. Looking for: A "sexy, sexy, sexy" woman.
July 28, 2010
Age: 50. Neighborhood: University City. Job: New York Times best-selling author. Writing away: Has written more than 40 novels and 12 novellas as Leslie Esdaile Banks (crime thrillers); Leslie E. Banks ("Soul Food" series); Leslie Esdaile (romance books) and L.A. Banks (paranormal and "Scarface" series). Received the 2008 Essence Magazine Storyteller of the Year Award. Marital status: Divorced. Children: A daughter in college. Wants a shoulder to lean on: "Although I have a gregarious public persona, there's a softer side of me. There are days when I don't want to be the boss.
February 23, 1992 |
If it seems like this year is dragging on, it's because 1992 is in fact a leap year. Leap years were originally created to allow presidential candidates an additional day of campaign ads; consequently, the term "leap year" comes from a notable increase in the number of voters who leap to their deaths after watching election commercials. The goal of campaign ads is to give the public a concise, sincere look at candidates' political values, usually by showing them in a tank driving over a Honda while kissing a baby, holding an American flag, cuffing a drug dealer, subsidizing a farmer and dropping the bottom out of taxes all in the span of 30 seconds.
February 23, 2012 |
PARIS - Forget what you learned in French class about "madame" and "mademoiselle. " The French government now says women's marital status shouldn't matter, at least when it comes to this country's far-reaching bureaucracy. A new circular from the prime minister's office Tuesday orders officials to phase out the use of "mademoiselle" on administrative documents. Until now, a woman has been required to identify herself as a married "madame" or an unmarried "mademoiselle" on everything from tax forms to insurance claims and voting cards.
November 27, 2007 |
Pedro and Salvacion Servano, Filipino immigrants facing deportation for misstating their marital status on visa applications, were placed yesterday under an order of supervision that restricts their movements but allows them to stay in this country, at least temporarily. After a meeting at the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Philadelphia, the Servanos were required to surrender their Philippine passports. They were told they cannot leave Pennsylvania for more than 48 hours without permission from the agency and are required to report back to the office in 60 days.
January 5, 1996 |
Saying he's not a violent person, Minnesota Vikings defensive end James Harris apologized yesterday for having "brought shame" upon himself and his wife by striking her. Harris also said he is not a bigamist, although his agent later said Harris technically is married to two women. In his first public comments since his legal troubles began, Harris repeatedly apologized for the incident that landed him in jail for five days. "Friday, I brought a lot of shame upon myself," Harris told reporters at his sparsely furnished apartment.
September 4, 2012
DEAR ABBY : I am a 29-year-old gay man. In my community, coming out at work isn't an option. I really like my job and want to keep it, but a female colleague is not only trying to persuade me to go out with her, but she has gotten our co-workers involved. I'm constantly pressured by my supervisor to just "give her a chance. " I have already told everyone I'm not interested in mixing my personal and work lives, and I want to come to work only to work - not upgrade my marital status. But the pressure from everyone has gotten worse.
June 25, 2010 |
Dear Amy: I have been married for 19 years. I have three awesome kids (teens/young adults) and a husband who loves me. Our marriage has been very rocky, though, and there were many periods without intimacy. A year and a half ago, after 17 years of never even looking at another man, I cracked. I went looking for excitement, affirmation and fun, with no strings attached. What I found, however, was a man who grabbed me by the heartstrings so quickly and so deeply that I became someone I never thought I could be. I ended up lying to him about my marital status.