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The pamphlet is/was real; the claim "a guide to welfare" is false The pamphlet is/was real and caused a stir in the Swedish news, for example: Aftonbladet (in Swedish) The pamphlet was published on Socialstyrelsens website on this link (in Swedish), but was quickly retracted (in Swedish) when the criticism poured in. The main objections were that the ...


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For completeness, here is the full 4 page pamphlet together with an English translation: Information to you who are married to a child Child marriage is illegal in Sweden In Sweden it is illegal to marry anyone under the age of 18. There are many reasons for this. Children have a right to be children and to not have the ...


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The claim is false. For at least 171 years (93%) of Michigan's 184 year existence, married women in Michigan have NOT needed their husband's permission to do anything to their hair. Since 1850, the Michigan constitution has stated a woman's property, whether acquired before or after marriage, remains her property. (Michigan became a state in 1837.) While it'...


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There is an aspect of this that is overlooked by the question and the existing answers. In most US states, there are no laws regarding people living as if they were married without being legally married. (Such laws are on the books in a few states, but they are not enforced, and would likely be struck down as unconstitutional if challenged in court.) It ...


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Bigamy - marrying another person while still being married - is illegal in the United States. You can receive fines and / or prison time, depending on the state. For example, in Utah, Bigamy is a "Felony of Third Degree", meaning you can have between 2 and 10 years in prison (see Sec. 12.34.). Child bigamy second degree, and so is 2 to 20 years (see Sec. 12....


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Is Idaho forcing pastors to conduct same-sex weddings or face penalties? Yes and no: Yes: It's a real (albeit recent) story There is a lawsuit, and it is in Idaho The people involved are "ordained Christian ministers" No: It's a city (Coeur D'Alene) ordinance, not the state's (Idaho) That the city "would" enforce the bylaw is the opinion of the Deputy ...


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I messaged the creator of the video, asking: In one of your videos you write "The FDA estimates that 93% of meat worker marriages are in shambles". is that just a joke or do you have a source for this? Today he replied to me. I quote his reply in full: Combine this with the facts that the happiness of a relationship is pretty difficult to quantify, and ...


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Some of Obama's actions as President were instrumental in ensuring that DeGeneres and her wife are considered to be married under US federal law and the laws of all 50 US states. This is a reasonable interpretation of the phrase "legally married". DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were married in California in August 2008. The marriage was valid under ...


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Until the IRS rule requiring SS to claim dependents, the usual time to get a SS # was when you applied to your first job. A person who never applied for a job might not ever have applied. In the early '80s I filed jointly with a wife who had her own SS#. In correspondence with the IRS the pair of us were referred to collectively as my SS, our name was ...


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Actually, it is a federal crime to open another person's mail, regardless of whether you are related to them. The relevant statute is 18 U.S. Code § 1703 - Delay or destruction of mail or newspapers, section (b), paragraph 2: Whoever, without authority, opens, or destroys any mail or package of newspapers not directed to him, shall be fined under this ...


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Additional information to Mohammad's answer, too long for a comment: Article 1041 - Marriage before the age, of majority is prohibited. Note - Marriage before puberty by the permission of the Guardian and on condition of taking into consideration the ward’s interest is proper. And Iran's 2012 Penal Code stipulates the age of maturity as 9 lunar years for ...


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As Samuel said, the particular version shown in the OP is from 02 September 1865 Harpers. However, the story had been circulating and distorting for at least a month by this time. The earliest version that I see so far is in the Wheeling daily intelligencer, July 27, 1865 This version instead begins: A fellow in Aroostook County, Me., answered a ...


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There is a video of a Michigan attorney debunking that claim. While he points out correctly that it is comparatively hard to prove a negative, he has tried to do just that. See the first of the points he raises, below. In decreasing order of importance: He has personally used the searchable database of Michigan law to get a list of all laws containing the ...


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No, except for some subcommunities. PLoS Biology published an article reviewing the evidence: Paul DB, Spencer HG (2008) “It's Ok, We're Not Cousins by Blood”: The Cousin Marriage Controversy in Historical Perspective. PLoS Biol 6(12): e320. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060320 Until recently, good data on which to base an answer were lacking. As a result, ...


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They are not a myth, no. Wife selling in England was a way of ending an unsatisfactory marriage by mutual agreement that probably began in the late 17th century, when divorce was a practical impossibility for all but the very wealthiest. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wife_selling_(English_custom) -(I know, wikipedia isn't 100%) It was simply due to ...


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The answer is no as of 2016 with reference to the policies of the Government of Netherlands. What is the government’s policy on child brides and forced marriages?: If a married asylum seeker turns out to be under 18, they are placed under a guardianship order by a court. The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) can also call in the agencies ...


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The share of young men (ages 18 to 34) who say that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things in their lives has dropped six percentage points since 1997, from 35% to 29%. For women, the opposite effect occurred, as the share voicing this opinion rose from 28% to 37%. (Pew Research). Note that is is age-limited, and "expect a ...


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Actually it might be the opposite for USA in contrast to Australia. Immigration and Status Exchange in Australia and the United States Kate H. Choi,* Marta Tienda, Deborah Cobb-Clark, and Mathias Sinning Princeton University Shows, in USA: Homogamy > Hypogamy > Hypergamy in Australia: Homogamy > Hypergamy > Hypogamy


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As others have pointed out, there are problems with the original questions, but that does not invalidate the original idea. A primary usage of contraceptives is to prevent children, and we know they are rather effective at this. And apparently "The divorce rate among couples with children is 40 percent lower than couples without children" [1]. I have been ...


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The case in question is Hollingsworth v. Perry (2013) which ended up being a key court decision allowing for same-sex marriage in California and is closely related to Obergefell v. Hodges (2015). The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) over turned California Proposition 8 (Prop 8) which defined marriage as being solely between a man and a woman. ...


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The cause and effect relationship might be the other way around. People are using pornography because they aren't getting married (or having other forms of intimate relationships) as much as they used to. Current western society has become highly dependent upon technology. People seldom use their phones to talk anymore. They would rather send a text ...


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It's false. Definition of forced marriage: Forced marriage describes a marriage that takes place without the free or valid consent of one or both of the partners and involves either physical or emotional duress. "Forced And Early Marriage: A Focus On Central And Eastern Europe And Former Soviet Union Countries With Selected Laws From Other Countries&...


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The New York Times reported: The clerk, Kim Davis of Rowan County, Ky., was ordered detained for contempt of court and later rejected a proposal to allow her deputies to process same-sex marriage licenses that could have prompted her release. That would seem to invalidate points #2 and #3. As for point #4, that would be between Kim Davis and her conscience,...


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I find it highly unlikely that you can prove anything like this hypothesis by any statistical method. Even if some researchers believe it. Beeing a sceptic I find that the world is full of believers in flat earth, no visit to the moon and so on. (Or sorry, not meant to offend, religion). Remember the old cautioning tale from statistics that: the number of ...


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Yes, according to Fact Sheet 18 | WHEN PARENTS ARE RELATED – CONSANGUINITY: If parents are unrelated, their risk for having a child with a birth defect or disability is between 2% and 3%. If parents are first cousins, the risk is a little higher at 5% to 6%. This is due to the increased chance that they will both carry the same autosomal recessive ...


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This claim has changed over time. It may have originated as a Wisconsin story. I found some key details in the March 29, 1954 edition of the The Holland Evening Sentinel: There is a famous case of a husband who sued a barber for cutting his wife's hair . . . and collected. I further traced this back to June 7, 1946 edition of Asbury Park Press: Women Not ...


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The first statement is true but incomplete. The key reason that marriage has existed at all in any society and at any time is that sexual relationships between men and women naturally produce children. The production of children is not in itself a sufficient reason for the institution of marriage. Rather it is kinship that drives marriage (Wikipedia ...


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In a word, "no". Recent news includes, Hitching Post switching to 'religious corporation' to avoid same-sex marriages, which says, So, on October 6, the Knapps filed paper work with the State of Idaho claiming they are now a "religious corporation." Gridley said that if they now fall under that distinction they would not violate the ordinance. ...


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A study from thelancet.com reported: In India about 20 000 murders are committed every year, of which women constitute about 10%–15% of the total, ie, about 2000 to 2500 per year. Homicidal burning of married women constitutes a significant proportion of dowry deaths. Although it is difficult to determine accurate numbers throughout the country, ...


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