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OPINION: Pushing Single Mothers to Marry Doesn't Help Them Find a Husband (or Feed Their Kids)

OPINION: Pushing Single Mothers to Marry Doesn't Help Them Find a Husband (or Feed Their Kids)
For years there has been a misguided attempt to curb single mother poverty by funding marriage initiatives that simply are not getting us anywhere. Finally, we’re getting a clue. The question remains, what can we do that is different to help these women transcend living at the poverty level? Because pushing initiatives that fit in a specific “moral” box are not the answer.
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Corrected Death Certificate Issued to Iowa Same-Sex Parents

Under Iowa law, vital records including death certificates reflect legal parentage, and both spouses are parents to any child born during a marriage regardless of whether they have a biological relationship to the child. In March 2012, the Iowa Attorney General’s office filed court documents saying that the state will continue to refuse an accurate death certificate to Jenny and Jessica Buntemeyer, asserting that it was correct in erasing Jenny’s name.
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