traditional marriage

traditional marriage

1. A term for marriage between a man and a woman, typically used by those who consider the marriage of a same-sex couple to not be legitimate. Of course I value traditional marriage, but I don't understand why same-sex marriage can't be legal as well.
2. A marriage featuring the traditional customs of a particular group or society. In this country, a traditional marriage is celebrated with a lengthy religious ceremony attended by the entire town.
See also: marriage
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The struggle against use of traditional beliefs to suppress women by fellow women in Zambia has entered a new phase after the arrest and sentencing of two traditional marriage counsellors.
He added Talia wanted a "more traditional marriage so she was not that supportive".
But he confirmed that they would underline the significance of traditional marriage vows:
Children from the age of seven are to learn about the importance of traditional marriage as part of a new schools' curriculum, the Government said yesterday.
He says that traditional marriage preparation doesn't work well.
I personally decry the bigotry recently exhibited towards the members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints--coming from the opponents of Proposition 8, who ironically, have called those of us supporting traditional marriage intolerant.
The text begins with a look at traditional conceptions of family and otheorizing the communicative construction of aefamily,AEo then delves into the remaking of family beyond the context of traditional marriage, beyond the context of biological ties, and beyond the context of shared households.
A spokesman for the campaign group Scotland for Marriage said: "This has been a sad day for those who believe in and who have fought for traditional marriage.
Washington, June 4 ( ANI ): A former evangelical pastor has said that a truly righteous Christian can never consume Starbucks beverages, as the coffee company is 'pouring money' for the destruction of traditional marriage.
The Coalition for Marriage is an umbrella group of organisations which supports traditional marriage.
ATLANTA * A fast-food chain is facing heavy backlash after its president reasserted the company's belief in traditional marriage.
If Ratledge is going to push for traditional marriage, push for real traditional marriage, not the version he has arbitrarily chosen to champion.
Those who wish to "marry" outside of traditional marriage obviously don't wish to enjoy the benefits of that sacred covenant, so what's the issue?
This wasn't the first time Newsom has inadvertently helped the cause of traditional marriage.
Supporters of traditional marriage realize the importance of the parliamentary vote and that another opportunity to overturn the same-sex 'marriage' legislation may not present itself in the near future.
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