Bells still ring for traditional weddings

first_imgNZ Herald 27 April 2013New Zealanders are putting off getting married longer and longer – but a new study has found that most end up having surprisingly traditional weddings eventually.Even though the vast majority of couples have lived together for some years, most brides still want diamond engagement rings, wear white dresses on their wedding day and walk up the aisle with their fathers to be “given away” to their husbands.The cultural power of marriage extends to gay couples, who have kept many of the same traditions in their civil union ceremonies.The study, by Auckland University sociologists Professor Maureen Baker and Dr Vivienne Elizabeth, helps explain why gay couples have pushed so strongly for the right to marry even though they have been able to have civil unions since 2005 and have been treated the same as heterosexual couples under relationship property law since 2002.“One of the puzzling questions is why long-term cohabiting couples bother to legalise their relationships,” the study says.“In New Zealand, these couples are considered by the state to be in a ‘marriage-like relationship’ after they share a residence for three years, or earlier if they reproduce together.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10880039last_img read more

6-Year-Old Girl Killed By Dad’s Golf Ball

first_imgPolice say she was sitting inside a golf cart when her dad teed off at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem Monday.The ball struck Aria in the back of the head about 20 yards away.She was flown to the hospital in critical condition, but died Monday night.Police are investigating it as a tragic accident. A six-year-old girl in Utah is dead after she was hit in the back of the head by a golf ball her father sprayed off the tee.A family in Utah is grieving after a young girl was killed by a golf ball that her own father hit. https://t.co/WgHqXDadDg— WEAU 13 News (@WEAU13News) July 17, 2019last_img