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September 18, 1994
Our country has not changed much in the past 200 years. Dan Quayle reinforces my belief ("Quayle Calls on Fathers to be Responsible," Sept. 9). As an American studies student, I am overwhelmed with historical concepts, facts and figures. In Kennebec County, Me., between 1785-1797, 38% of infants were conceived out of wedlock. I doubt that Quayle will solve a social dilemma that has been going on for over 200 years by eliminating welfare benefits to women who bear children out of wedlock.
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OPINION
May 19, 2011
Who wants peace? Re "Expectations dim for Netanyahu's U.S. trip," May 17 The canard that the U.S. or Israel must make a hoped-for "bold move" to further motivate the Palestinians to come to the table to negotiate for their state is another example of either misguided optimism or downright malice toward the Jewish state. The statement that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during his trip to the U.S., is "going to have to give Obama something to work with if he wants America to help" is particularly vexing.
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OPINION
July 28, 1996
"Poverty Drives Girls Into Early Motherhood" (Commentary, July 21) by Ruth Rosen amply demonstrates how you can build a case if you select the "right" statistics and leave out those that blow you out of the water. The case here is that teenage pregnancy does not cause poverty. One fact offered is that 80% of teenage mothers grew up in extreme poverty. The conclusion? Poverty causes teenage pregnancy, not the reverse. But why does it have to be one way or the other? Poverty does contribute mightily to teenage pregnancy, but teenage pregnancy contributes even more mightily to poverty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2011 | By Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
Over tea this spring in Redondo Beach, Arnold Schwarzenegger met with Tony Blair to seek the former British prime minister's advice for his new role on the world stage, now that his seven-year stint as California's governor had ended. Schwarzenegger was launching an ambitious new phase: accepting lucrative offers for a Hollywood comeback, carving out a new role as an ambassador for green technology companies, reengaging his charity work and flying around the world delivering speeches at rates commanded by former presidents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1992
Where are all the fathers? They are working, unemployed, fishing, skiing, in other words, they are all over the place. The question should be where are the mothers? Anything we say about mothers means we are woman-bashing, but the facts speak for themselves. Almost every device known to man is on the market for women not to have a child out of wedlock. Men only have one. We have been reduced to a paycheck and an object. The only reason we exist is to provide funding to a family.
NEWS
August 20, 1992
Roy Rivenburg's report on the reports throughout history about The End was wonderfully well-done, although it was negligent due to one glaring absence: Civilization will end, and soon, because of the decaying moral fiber of our society as shown on that television program with that blond woman, Murphy Brown. Prominent observers and trusted arbiters of the Moral Standard & Code of Acceptable Social Practices have pointed to her begetting of child out of wedlock as the most recent sign of The End, and Rivenburg's failure to report same can only be ascribed to devil-vapors surrounding his Aura of Responsibility.
NEWS
August 13, 1992
Roy Rivenburg's report on the reports throughout history about The End was wonderfully well-done, though it was negligent due to one glaring absence: Civilization will end, and soon, because of the decaying moral fiber of our society as shown on that television program with that blond woman, Murphy Brown. Prominent observers and trusted arbiters of The Moral Standard & Code of Acceptable Social Practices have pointed to her begetting of child out of wedlock as the most recent sign of The End, and Mr. Rivenburg's failure to report same can only be ascribed to devil-vapors surrounding his Aura of Responsibility.
BOOKS
July 19, 1992
The major flaw in Deirdre English's critique of Rickie Solinger's "Wake Up Little Susie" (June 14) is that her mental vehicle seems half-loaded with empty boxes. Rummaging through hollow crates for any kind of substance is unproductive. English does open some of her heavyweight containers for inspection. For example, birth-control devices, including abortion, should readily be available to all women. A carton of hot air, however, is her depiction of married, two-parent families as no more affluent, stable, nurturing, spiritual or culturally desirable than are out-of-wedlock ones.
NEWS
March 15, 1992
I failed to perceive the pathos that was intended by Robin Abcarian's column, "What Welfare Cuts Would Mean to a Teen Mom's Dreams" (Feb. 28). Why, if this child--and this is clearly a child--has such a horrible life, did she bring an innocent child into that deprived environment? She will have more babies out of wedlock because she fails to grasp the real issue: She does not have a right to welfare because she has had a baby. Why do she and thousands like her get the idea that this is (their)
NEWS
June 6, 1993 | JEANNE WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
I n today's world of crumbling relationships and plit families, the most cherished values inmarriage--love, honesty and loyalty--seem to be taking a beating. High divorce rates have ravaged families. Fidelity and integrity have been pushed aside by the "me" generation. Children--often the victims of bitter marital wars--have been left confused and troubled. In the end, marriages too often become little more than financial deals gone sour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2011 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times
Dr. Conrad Murray's legal team asked a judge Thursday to prohibit any mention of the physician's extramarital affairs, out-of-wedlock children or penchant for strip clubs at his manslaughter trial next month in the death of Michael Jackson. In papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the defense argued that such evidence was irrelevant and would be used by prosecutors only "to inflame the passions of the jury. " "The prosecution's case involves the treatment and care of Michael Jackson provided by Dr. Murray.
OPINION
November 23, 2010
The Constitution makes clear that a child born in the United States is a citizen of the United States. But it is silent on the subject of children born to Americans outside the country. This month, the Supreme Court heard arguments about a tiny subset of this group ? children born to an American parent not only out of the country but also out of wedlock ? and the conditions under which they may become citizens. The problem facing the court is that existing law blatantly discriminates against men, making it substantially more difficult for unmarried fathers to pass along their citizenship to children born abroad than it is for unmarried mothers to do so. But there's no reason ?
OPINION
May 20, 2008 | Nancy Polikoff, Nancy D. Polikoff, author of "Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law," is a law professor at American University.
It's the 1968 revolution you never heard of. Forty years ago today, tucked in between the assassinations of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling repudiated centuries of settled law by granting constitutional recognition and protection to a previously outcast group: children born outside of marriage and their parents. The cases arose out of two private tragedies in Louisiana. Minnie Glona's 19-year-old son was killed in a car accident.
NATIONAL
March 7, 2004 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
On the appointed day -- March 21, 2001 -- seven carefully selected couples fanned out across Massachusetts to apply for marriage licenses. At Boston's city hall, Ed Balmelli remembered, the clerk looked up and asked: "Where is the bride?" Balmelli smiled at his partner, Mike Horgan, and replied: "There is no bride." After all seven same-sex couples were denied licenses, they filed a lawsuit, and two years later won the right to marry.
WORLD
September 26, 2003 | From Associated Press
An Islamic court overturned the conviction of an illiterate mother who had been sentenced to be stoned to death for having sex out of wedlock, easing pressure on the Nigerian government in a case that had drawn sharp criticism from around the globe. "It's a big relief for all of us," said Hauwa Ibrahim, a defense lawyer for Amina Lawal. "Amina can have her life back, and we are grateful to the court."
NEWS
September 17, 2002 | GAYLE POLLARD-TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A photograph of a mother nursing her baby travels the world via e-mail. It is an image of maternal bliss, of bonding, of life itself. But the woman is Nigerian and she is not married. Because of that, after Amina Lawal weans her daughter, she is to be buried in the ground up to her chest and then stoned to death. Her crime: having a baby out of wedlock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1995
Your "Dads and IDs: A New Program" (editorial, Jan. 3) discusses the new strategies of collecting delinquent child support from fathers, such as identifying these dads at hospitals at birth time. No mention was given to curbing the appalling, growing number of out-of-wedlock births. The number of 200,000 such births in one year was treated as a "given." There was no mention that this number be reduced, that this number was out of order, that this number suggested irresponsibility, poor education, or amorality.
NEWS
January 18, 2001 | From Reuters
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, prominent civil rights activist and two-time presidential candidate, admitted today that he had fathered a daughter out of wedlock. Jackson, who hosts a talk show on CNN, said in a statement released early today that he takes full responsibility for the child and has been supporting her. "I am father to a daughter who was born outside of my marriage," the Baptist preacher said in a brief statement. "This is no time for evasions, denials or alibis.
NEWS
March 26, 2002 | From Associated Press
A Muslim appeals court acquitted a Nigerian woman Monday who had been sentenced to death by stoning for having sex out of wedlock. The case had prompted protests at home and abroad and raised fears of religious unrest in the West African nation. Tambari Usman, one of four judges on the panel hearing the appeal in the northern city of Sokoto, said the evidence presented was insufficient to warrant a conviction.
NEWS
July 13, 2001 | ANUJ GUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A racially and religiously diverse coalition proposed an amendment to the Constitution on Thursday that would explicitly define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, launching the latest volley in an intensifying battle over the degree of recognition and benefits that gay and lesbian couples should receive. The Federal Marriage Amendment will soon be introduced in Congress, according to members of the Alliance for Marriage.
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