This year, Electic Daisy Carnival partnered with a Las Vegas wedding chapel to offer ceremonies on the site of the huge electronic music festival. We talk to one of the ministers about his experience performing marriages and commitment ceremonies at the music festival.
Same-sex couples aren't waiting for the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act. They're already getting married, and even holding commitment ceremonies in states like Nevada where same-sex marriage is banned by law.
Nevada’s lax marriage and divorce laws have made for memorable hookups, breakups and romantic shake-ups In 1931, in the throes of the Great Depression, the Nevada Legislature staked our state’s future on sin — divorce, gambling, easy marriage — as a way to draw tourists and their dollars. It was a bold move.
Novelist Jane Smiley has written about campus life, farm life in the Midwest, realtors in New England and many other facets of American life. Her latest novel is Private Life, which follows the life of an unlucky woman who marries well but finds other problems that confront her.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is jumping on the bandwagon. Now that New York allows same sex marriage the LVCVA wants to promote Vegas as the gay and lesbian honeymoon destination. But, some in the gay and lesbian community say "too little too late." We'll ask if Vegas can become a destination for gay honeymooners even if Nevada still doesn't allow gay marriage. And, what could that mean for the economy?
The Mormon Church requires you to be married to reach glory in the next life. So what do you do if you're a single Mormon? Is there pressure to marry, and what do you do if you haven't found a mate yet or don't want to get married? How do you deal with sexual urges if you're supposed to remain celibate until marriage? And how do shifting societal standards (like women getting married later in life) change expectations and choices for those in the LDS Church? Are you Mormon? We want to hear from you.