traditional marriage

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traditional marriage (plural traditional marriages)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see traditional,‎ marriage.
    • 1993, Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard), Page 2661
      The third set is the African traditional marriage as well as the Islamic marriage and the Hindu marriage. This is considered to be a potentially polygamous marriage
    • 1974, Edmund Ilogu, Christianity and Ibo culture - Page 220
      A great deal has been written about polygamy as a traditional marriage system in all Africa of which Iboland is a part
    1. Specifically, a heterosexual union; a social or legal union between opposite sex couples.
    • 2011, Frank Newport/Gallup, For First Time, Majority of Americans Favor Legal Gay Marriage, link
      For the first time in Gallup's tracking of the issue, a majority of Americans (53%) believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages.
Last modified on 3 September 2013, at 17:00