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 huge milestone of the traditional marriage ceremony came on at the family house of the trader, Abena Asantewaa, in Effiduase, a suburb of Koforidua, which was heavily represented by families of the two 'new couple', friends and children.
Answering questions while being cross-examined by the counsel for the defendant, Dauda Mohmoh, Imaikop told the court that when she was informed of Omattah's new relationship by his sister, she did not believe it until she saw his traditional marriage pictures on the social media.
Civil partnership was designed to give legal recognition to a close relationship without conferring the gravitas of traditional marriage.
Last April, students at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University attempted to get Chick-fil-A banned from the campus because of the company's support for traditional marriage.
In response Mukami said: "He (Kinyugo) also forced me to participate in the traditional marriage to his second wife.
ISLAMABAD -- Exhibition of Traditional Marriage ceremony here at Lok Mela is attracting large number of visitors at Lok Virsa.
Even the Mormon Church got into the act, declaring that "traditional marriage" was between one man and one woman.
It discusses the notions of marriage in Taiwanese society in general, and argues that changing culture and gender norms have caused a rift between the notion of traditional marriage and the reality of finding a culturally acceptable mate.
It takes traditional marriage arrangements and turns them upside down in an exploration that focuses on innovative approaches to marriage and partnerships and how to achieve greater success with nontraditional approaches.
bishops, who made defending traditional marriage a key piece of their second Fortnight for Freedom, held June 21-July 4.
"Traditional marriage is an institution whose integrity and vitality are critical to the health of any society.
The concept of traditional marriage must change as society changes and evolves.
When I think of traditional marriage, I envision a beautiful twenty-something bride, a white gown, the bridal bouquet, a church, an exchange of wedding rings, rice flying everywhere, champagne and dancing.
And schools could be sued for harassment if they allow teachers or pupils to explain why they believe in traditional marriage.
Traditional marriage is under assault by the forces of evil.
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