Amanda Leigh Pulte and Matthew Gage pose with their daughter Zoey at their home in Austin. No longer taboo, living together has become a more common arrangement for America’s dating couples who unexpectedly become parents. It’s a major cultural shift since the days of “shotgun weddings” to avoid family embarrassment over an unplanned pregnancy.
Amanda Leigh Pulte and Matthew Gage pose with their daughter Zoey at their home in Austin. No longer taboo, living together has become a more common arrangement for America’s dating couples who unexpectedly become parents. It’s a major cultural shift since the days of “shotgun weddings” to avoid family embarrassment over an unplanned pregnancy. Associated Press
Amanda Leigh Pulte and Matthew Gage pose with their daughter Zoey at their home in Austin. No longer taboo, living together has become a more common arrangement for America’s dating couples who unexpectedly become parents. It’s a major cultural shift since the days of “shotgun weddings” to avoid family embarrassment over an unplanned pregnancy. Associated Press

As cohabitation gains favor, shotgun weddings fade

January 08, 2014 12:00 AM