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The Briefing 02-17-14

1. Virginia federal court strikes down gay marriage ban as judges rush to “ratify society’s progress”

A Steady Path to Supreme Court as Gay Marriage Gains Momentum in States, New York Times (Adam Liptak)

2. Romantic love, in the modern age, sought after to replace gospel of Jesus Christ

The Irresistible Appeal of the Romantic Ideal, Financial Times (Simon May)

3. 25% of all Americans born between 1945 and 1954 have been married at least twice

Modern Love often means ‘I Do’, Then ‘I Do Again’, Wall Street Journal (Neil Shah)