Marriage articles on Wikipedia
For other uses, see Marriage (disambiguation). "Married" and "Matrimony" redirect here. For other uses, see Married (disambiguation) and Matrimony (disambiguation)
Apr 18th 2017

Arranged marriage
Arranged marriage is a type of marital union where the bride and groom are selected by their families. Arranged marriages were very common throughout
Apr 27th 2017

Child marriage
film documentary, see Child-MarriageChild Marriage (film). Child marriage is defined by global organizations as a formal marriage or informal union entered into
Apr 27th 2017

Marriage privatization
Marriage privatization is the concept that the state should have no authority to define the terms of personal relationships such as marriage. Proponents
Feb 22nd 2017

Celestial marriage
Celestial marriage (also called the New and Everlasting Covenant of Marriage, Eternal Marriage, Temple Marriage or The Principle) is a doctrine of Mormonism
Oct 4th 2016

Interfaith marriage
Interfaith marriage, traditionally called "mixed marriage", is marriage between spouses professing different religions. Although interfaith marriages are most
Apr 24th 2017

Forced marriage
For the 2012 book, see Forced-MarriageForced Marriage. Forced marriage is a marriage in which one or more of the parties is married without his or her consent
Apr 20th 2017

Same-sex marriage
"Marriage equality" redirects here. For other uses, see Marriage equality (disambiguation). "Gay Marriage" redirects here. For the 2004 book, see Gay Marriage
Apr 27th 2017

Marriage law
interpersonal aspects of marriage, see Marriage. Marriage law refers to the legal requirements that determine the validity of a marriage, and which vary considerably
Jan 26th 2017

Marriage in the Catholic Church
For a broader coverage related to marriage in ChristianityChristianity, see Christian views on marriage. Marriage in the Catholic Church, also called matrimony, is
Apr 23rd 2017

Civil marriage
A Civil marriage is a marriage performed, recorded, and recognized by a government official. Such a marriage may be performed by a religious body and recognized
Apr 13th 2017

Marriage license
A marriage license is a document issued, either by a church or state authority, authorizing a couple to marry. The procedure for obtaining a license varies
Feb 1st 2017

Marriage of convenience
A marriage of convenience (plural marriages of convenience) is a marriage contracted for reasons other than that of relationship, family, or love. Instead
Apr 27th 2017

Sham marriage
A sham marriage or fake marriage is a marriage of convenience entered into purely for the purpose of gaining a benefit or other advantage arising from
Mar 5th 2017

Common-law marriage
Common-law marriage, also known as sui iuris (sui juris) marriage, informal marriage, marriage by habit and repute, or marriage in fact is a legal framework
Apr 7th 2017

Marriage Act, 1961 (South Africa)
The Marriage Act, 1961 (Act No. 25 of 1961) is an act of the Parliament of South-AfricaSouth Africa governing the solemnisation and registration of marriages in South
May 29th 2016

The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
Act The Hindu Marriage Act is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted in 1955. Three other important acts were also enacted as part of the Hindu Code Bills
Apr 20th 2017

Morganatic marriage
In the context of royalty, a morganatic marriage, sometimes called a left-handed marriage is a marriage between people of unequal social rank, which prevents
Apr 22nd 2017

Same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom
Same-sex marriage is legal in the United Kingdom, with the exception of Northern Ireland. Marriage is a devolved issue in parts of the United Kingdom
Apr 28th 2017

Cousin marriage
Cousin marriage is marriage between cousins (i.e. people with common grandparents or people who share other fairly recent ancestors). Opinions and practice
Apr 27th 2017

Same-sex marriage in the United States
In the United-StatesUnited States, same-sex marriage is legal in all states, Washington, D.C., as well as all U.S. territories except American Samoa, but not on all
Apr 26th 2017

Marriage in Scotland
Marriage in Scotland is recognised in the form of both civil and religious unions between individuals. Historically, the law of marriage has developed
Jan 14th 2017

Christian views on marriage
Most Christian authorities and bodies view marriage (also called Holy Matrimony) as a state instituted and ordained by God for the lifelong relationship
Apr 26th 2017

Criticism of marriage
Criticisms of marriage are arguments against the practical or moral value of the institution of matrimony or particular forms of matrimony. These have
Apr 12th 2017

Jewish views on marriage
In traditional Judaism, marriage is viewed as a contractual bond commanded by God in which a man and a woman come together to create a relationship in
Apr 21st 2017

Marriage Act 1753
other marriage-related legislation, see Marriage Act. The Marriage Act 1753, full title "An Act for the Better Preventing of Clandestine Marriage", popularly
Mar 2nd 2017

Ghost marriage (Chinese)
marriage among deceased individuals. For this practice in other cultures, see Ghost marriage (disambiguation). In Chinese tradition, a ghost marriage
Mar 26th 2017

Banns of marriage
The banns of marriage, commonly known simply as the "banns" or "bans" /banz/ (from a Middle English word meaning "proclamation", rooted in Frankish and
Apr 1st 2017

Same-sex marriage in Kentucky
SameSame-sex marriage in Kentucky is legal under the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. The decision, which struck down Kentucky's statutory
Mar 2nd 2017

Marriage of state
A marriage of state in ancient use is a diplomatic marriage or union between two members of different nation-states or internally, between two power blocs
Jan 30th 2017

Marriage in England and Wales
Marriage in England and Wales is legally recognised in the forms of both civil and religious unions, and is open to opposite-sex and same-sex couples.
Apr 16th 2017

Federal Marriage Amendment
The Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) (also referred to by proponents as the Marriage Protection Amendment) is a proposed amendment to the United States
Apr 20th 2017

Same-sex marriage in Washington state
recognition of same-sex marriage in the U.S. state of Washington. For same-sex marriage in Washington, D.C., see Same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia
Dec 17th 2016

Same-sex marriage in California
SameSame-sex marriage is legal in the U.S. state of California, and first became so on June 16, 2008, when the state began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex
Apr 11th 2017

Levirate marriage
Not to be confused with Levite. Levirate marriage is a type of marriage in which the brother of a deceased man is obliged to marry his brother's widow
Apr 10th 2017

Proxy marriage
A proxy wedding or (proxy marriage) is a wedding in which one or both of the individuals being united are not physically present, usually being represented
Apr 27th 2017

Same-sex marriage in Massachusetts
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Massachusetts since May 17, 2004, as a result of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruling
Mar 27th 2017

Marriage in Hinduism
Hindu marriage joins two individuals for life, so that they can pursue dharma (duty), artha (possessions), kama (physical desires), and moksha (ultimate
Apr 8th 2017

Defense of Marriage Act
(disambiguation). For other uses of "Defense of Marriage Act", see Defense of marriage amendment. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (Pub.L. 104–199, 110 Stat. 2419
Apr 24th 2017

Marriage in Israel
Marriages in Israel can be performed only under the auspices of the religious community to which couples belong, and no religious intermarriages can be
Mar 8th 2017

Boston marriage
For the play by David Mamet, see Boston-MarriageBoston Marriage (play). "Boston marriage" as a term is said to have been in use in New England in the decades spanning
Mar 11th 2017

Same-sex marriage in Canada
Same-sex marriage in Canada was progressively introduced in several provinces by court decisions beginning in 2003 before being legally recognized nationwide
Apr 24th 2017

Group marriage
Group marriage (a form of polyfidelity) is a marriage-like arrangement between more than two people. Usually consisting of three to seven adults, all
Apr 17th 2017

Same-sex marriage in Connecticut
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Connecticut since November 12, 2008, following a state court decision that found the state's civil unions
Feb 25th 2017

Putative marriage
A putative marriage is an apparently valid marriage, entered into in good faith on the part of at least one of the partners, but that is legally invalid
Aug 20th 2016

Validation of marriage
law, a validation of marriage or convalidation of marriage is the validation of a Catholic putative marriage. A putative marriage is one when at least
Aug 20th 2016

Same-sex marriage in Norway
Same-sex marriage became legal in Norway on 1 January 2009, when a gender neutral marriage bill was enacted after being passed by the Norwegian parliament
Apr 5th 2017

Marriage vows
Marriage vows are promises each partner in a couple makes to the other during a wedding ceremony based upon Western Christian norms. They are not universal
Mar 23rd 2017

Marriage in modern China
For the history and traditional forms of marriage in Chinese culture, see Chinese marriage. Marriage in China has undergone change during the country's
Mar 19th 2017

Teen marriage
Teen marriage is the union of two adolescents, ranging in age from of 13 to 19, who are joined in marriage. Many factors contribute to teen marriage such
Apr 25th 2017

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