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MPs waive off legalization of polygamy in Kazakhstan

Members of Kazakhstan's Majilis (Lower Chamber of the Parliament) have commented on the idea of making polygamy legal in Kazakhstan.

MPs waive off legalization of polygamy in Kazakhstan
Marat Tolebayev. ©Maxim Popov
Ex-Vice-Minister of Agriculture promotes polygamy in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s former Vice-Minister of Agriculture of Marat Tolibayev has proposed to legalize polygamy in Kazakhstan.

Ex-Vice-Minister of Agriculture promotes polygamy in Kazakhstan
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Kazakh song of gestures stole American heart

The story starts with Aaron Bean who volunteered in 2011 to be a part of Peace Corps in Kazakhstan and fell in love with a deaf Kazakh girl Botagoz Usenova.

Kazakh song of gestures stole American heart
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Bride kidnapping is medieval: Governor of South Kazakhstan oblast

Askar Myrzakhmetov, Akim (Governor) of South Kazakhstan oblast, has called bride kidnapping a medieval act.

Bride kidnapping is medieval: Governor of South Kazakhstan oblast
Australia's top court overrules gay marriage in capital
Australia's top court overrules gay marriage in capital

Australia's High Court on Thursday struck down gay marriage in the nation's capital where dozens have wed under a landmark law, ruling that parliament must decide whether to approve same-sex unions.

Australia's top court overrules gay marriage in capital
Couples tie knot en masse in Rio's first gay marriages
Couples tie knot en masse in Rio's first gay marriages

A total of 130 couples said "I do" in a mass wedding Sunday at Rio de Janeiro's Superior Court of Justice, marking the city's first gay civil marriages.

Couples tie knot en masse in Rio's first gay marriages
Gay parents the 'new normal' on small screen
Gay parents the 'new normal' on small screen

Married with two kids? How boringly 20th-century. Blended families and same-sex parents are increasingly vying for space with the nuclear family on the small screen in line with shifts in Western society.

Gay parents the 'new normal' on small screen
Croatia gays say marriage referendum major setback
Croatia gays say marriage referendum major setback

After six years together, Hana and Iva both decided they had met "the one" -- but the Croatian couple's dream of getting married and having children risks being derailed by a referendum to outlaw same-sex marriage.

Croatia gays say marriage referendum major setback
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More lesbian sex please, we're British

The number of British women having lesbian encounters has quadrupled in the last 20 years, according to the largest-ever survey of Britain's sexual habits which was published on Tuesday.

More lesbian sex please, we're British
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4.5% of underage girls get married in Kazakhstan

Early marriage is a form of violence and discrimination: Jun Kukita, UNICEF Representative in Kazakhstan.

4.5% of underage girls get married in Kazakhstan
Zulfiya Chinshanlo, Maya Maneza and Svetlana Podobedova. Personal archive photo
Kazakhstan Olympic weightlifter Chinshanlo secretly marries a Chinese

Kazakhstan's gold-winner of the 2012 London Olympics Zulfiya Chinshanlo has married a Chinese citizen.

Kazakhstan Olympic weightlifter Chinshanlo secretly marries a Chinese
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Spoon in underwear saving British youths from South Asia forced marriage

Campaigning group says the trick of putting a spoon in their underwear has saved some youngsters from a forced union in their South Asian ancestral homelands.

Spoon in underwear saving British youths from South Asia forced marriage
One-third of US marriages start online: study
One-third of US marriages start online: study

More than one third of US marriages begin with online dating, and those couples may be slightly happier than couples who meet through other means.

One-third of US marriages start online: study
Hong Kong transsexual woman in last fight to wed boyfriend
Hong Kong transsexual woman in last fight to wed boyfriend

Hong Kong's highest court on Monday began hearing the final appeal of a transsexual woman who is seeking to wed her boyfriend, in a potentially groundbreaking case for the Chinese city.

Hong Kong transsexual woman in last fight to wed boyfriend
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Children born outside marriage in Europe rise to 40 percent of total

The number of children born outside marriage in Europe has doubled over two decades to 40 percent, with Estonia, Slovenia and France registering almost three out of every five births out of wedlock.

Children born outside marriage in Europe rise to 40 percent of total
Playboy founder Hefner marries for third time at 86
Playboy founder Hefner marries for third time at 86

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner has tied the knot for the third time, marrying a former Playmate 60 years his junior in an intimate New Year's Eve ceremony at the Playboy Mansion.

Playboy founder Hefner marries for third time at 86
Poll finds growing US support for same-sex marriage
Poll finds growing US support for same-sex marriage

Support is growing in the United States for marriage equality, two polls showed on Wednesday.

Poll finds growing US support for same-sex marriage
Anti-gay marriage protesters rally in Paris
Anti-gay marriage protesters rally in Paris

Thousands of Catholics and other opponents of French government plans to legalise gay marriage and same-sex adoption marched in Paris on Sunday.

Anti-gay marriage protesters rally in Paris
Yemen's swap marriages: a recipe for disaster
Yemen's swap marriages: a recipe for disaster

The deal is simple: I marry your sister and you marry mine. No dowry necessary. But if one marriage fails, the other must end as well.

Yemen's swap marriages: a recipe for disaster
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Almaty got a just married installation

An installation for newlyweds has been placed on the Republic Square in Almaty; the opening ceremony was held in Almaly shopping mall.

Almaty got a just married installation