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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein, a Washington Times staff member since 1985, is manager of special sections in The Washington Times' Advertising and Marketing Department.

Previously, she spent 30 years as a Washington Times news reporter, covering national domestic policy, in addition to being a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively on welfare and family issues such as child support enforcement, abstinence and sex education, child welfare, sexually transmitted diseases, marriage, divorce, cohabiting and gay marriage.

She has won several newspaper awards, including 1977 Cub Reporter of the Year and 1983 Heart of New York award, both from the New York Press Club.

Articles by Cheryl Wetzstein

Peggy Young, a Virginia woman who lost her UPS job because she became pregnant, left, accompanied Marcia Greenberger, founder and co-president of the National Women's Law Center, center, and Young's attorney, Sharon Fast Gustafson, right, speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Working while pregnant increasingly common

With well over half of first-time mothers staying on the job during their pregnancies, a recent Supreme Court ruling calling for a full hearing on a pregnancy discrimination cases comes at a good time, a new research report suggests. Published April 3, 2015

Vietnamese 'Operation Babylift' marks 40th anniversary

On April 3, 1975, as the war in Vietnam was reaching its chaotic conclusion, President Ford announced that all Vietnamese children identified for adoption should be immediately airlifted out of Saigon. Published April 2, 2015

Wedding rings (Wikimedia Commons) ** FILE **

8 ideas to protect marriage and lower divorce risk

There are at least eight ways couples can find their way back to a happy union, nationally known marriage researcher Scott M. Stanley wrote recently on the Institute for Family Studies blog. Published April 2, 2015

Gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. Thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy organizations and politicians who are filing legal briefs at the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage. The cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee will be argued April 28, and a decision is expected by early summer.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Adults with gay parents say same-sex marriage isn't good for kids

A group of adults who oppose gay marriage even though they were raised by gay, lesbian or transgender parents filed briefs with the Supreme Court Friday in hopes that their real-life experiences will dissuade the justices from legalizing the nuptials nationwide. Published March 27, 2015

Kathy Motlagh (left) and her sister Sara Motlagh have founded ThinkVirtues Inc., an Illinois company aimed at teaching children virtues as a way to encourage good citizenship and fight bullying. (Image courtesy of ThinkVirtues Inc.)

'Virtues' classes, home study aimed at preventing bullying

An Illinois company started by two sisters believes teaching children at school -- and at home -- about virtues and morals is key to solving a host of social problems, including bullying and youth violence. Published March 24, 2015

Louis Zamperini gestures during a news conference Friday May 9, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif. Ninety-seven-year-old World War II hero and former Olympian, Zamperini has been named grand marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

'Legacy of Faith' bonus tells the rest of the story of the 'unbroken' Louis Zamperini

The first three acts of Louis Zamperini's life were captured in "Unbroken," the blockbuster film that covered Zamperini's childhood, his track star years and the harrowing experiences of being lost at sea for nearly seven weeks and then sent to a Japanese prison camp. The next important chapters of his life are now available in "Legacy of Faith," a special edition bonus disc included with Tuesday's home release of "Unbroken" on Blu-ray and DVD. Published March 22, 2015

The dome of the Capitol stands in the background as Stephen Saras, of Atlanta, holds a rainbow colored flag during a rally against a contentious "religious freedom" bill, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Atlanta. The Georgia Senate gave decisive approval to the bill, one of a wave of measures surfacing in at least a dozen states that critics say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and transgender people. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Civil rights groups blast religious liberty acts

Laws designed to protect religious liberty act more like "licenses to discriminate" against sexual minorities, women and reproductive issues, civil rights leaders said Tuesday. Published March 17, 2015