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February 25, 2019

Recent family-related news included an interview with a wedding planner who aims to address the needs of ALL couples, information about prenuptial agreements for second marriages, a look at divorce for same sex couples, a review of an animated film from Japan exploring the roles of parents, and a court case involving an immigration struggle for young twin brothers.

The Woman Leading the Way to a More Inclusive Wedding Industry Bianca Barratt, Forbes, February 12, 2019 Brittny Drye founded Love Inc. in 2013 when she realized that no one was being truly inclusive with their wedding content. Drye shares: “…as a whole, the wedding industry is very heteronormative. Love Inc. appeals to engaged couples of all orientations and identities, as well wedding pros and individuals who are equality cheerleaders.”

All About Prenups for Second Marriages Laurie Israel, Forbes, February 13, 2019 “…if you’ll be entering a second marriage in your 50s or 60s, a prenup is something you may want. …Many people who are remarrying have significant assets, retirement funds, homes, and sometimes business ownership and children from their prior marriage.”

Advice for Boomer Same-Sex Couples Facing Divorce Nancy Hetrick, Forbes, February 14, 2019 The rules of same-sex divorce are still being written. There are so many unanswered questions that make the process more complicated for married boomer same-sex couples who are splitting up.

Oscar-Nominated Mirai is More than a Moving Tale of Childhood Nina Li Coomes, The Atlantic, February 18, 2019 The animated film from Mamoru Hosoda is a timely reflection on how societal expectations for Japanese fathers are slowly evolving… Japan is currently facing twin social dilemmas: urging female labor participation while also needing mothers to birth and raise babies; and trying to ease brutal workplace conditions to allow men and women more time at home.

Judge Rules Against State Department in Same-Sex Couple’s Citizenship Lawsuit Merrit Kennedy, NPR, February 22, 2019 Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks have twin sons, born four minutes apart. The U.S. State Department has maintained that one twin is a U.S. citizen and one is not, stating that U.S. citizenship could only be passed along to a child by the parent who has a biological connection to the child.

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