white marriage

white marriage

A marriage that has not been consummated. Translated literally from the more common French term mariage blanc. Due to my husband's serious illness, we have had to have a white marriage. We entered into a white marriage in order to get Tom a visa to remain in the country.
See also: marriage, white
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The regime has banned a magazine for encouraging cohabitation, known as "white marriage" in the Islamic Republic, where sex outside wedlock is a crime, the Sharq daily reported Monday.
Iran's hardline judiciary has banned a magazine for encouraging cohabitation, known as "white marriage" in the Islamic Republic where sex outside wedlock is a crime, the Shargh newspaper reported on Monday.
Yet three prose poems seem to engage in a particularly intense intertextual conversation: "White Marriage" and "The True Bride," published in that sequence in her volume The True Bride (1986), and "Marriage," published in her next volume, Bitter Angel (1990).
(19.) Schoen R, The widening gap between black and white marriage rates: context and implications, in: Tucker MB and Mitchell-Kernan C, eds., The Decline in Marriage Among African Americans, New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1995, pp.
The impact of welfare benefits is generally found to be small in the second difference specification, but some substantial effects are obtained for the least educated women in the first difference specification, where an increase in welfare benefits corresponding to the 75-25 gap in this variable is expected to decrease white marriage rates by 2.3 percentage points and black marriage rates by 3.0 percentage points.
Among the most successful avant-garde productions was White Marriage, a coming-of-age play by Tadeusz Rozewicz about two sisters and their family, performed by a troupe from Tallin, Estonia under the direction of Elmo Nuganen.
The other key difference in the results for whites is the significant negative relationship between the index of white women's job opportunities and white marriage rates.(31) My estimates suggest that a 0.10 log increase in this index should result in a 4 to 5 percent decline in the marriage rates of whites.
No one ever questioned their lifelong devotion, though insiders assumed that the offstage union of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne was a "white marriage" between a gay man and a bisexual woman.
"That's like asking me, do I support black marriage or white marriage?"
Rozewicz is known to the English-speaking readers/theatregoers as the author of The Card Index, White Marriage (Mariage Blanc), Departure of the Hunger Artist, and The Trap which have occasionally been staged in this country.
Cohabitation, or "white marriage," as it is known in Iran, is a growing practice in the Islamic Republic.
That includes more unmarried couples who live together _ known as "white marriages" _ and more divorces.
A women's magazine in Iran, Zanan-e Emrouz , was shut down last month for its reports on "white marriages" -- named for what the country considers a Western act, living together before marriage.
(219) According to Volpp, this action "retroactively [voided and made] illegitimate all previous Filipino/ white marriages." (220)
Immediately after interracial marriage laws were deemed illegal in the '60s, black and white marriages began to increase all across the country (Tubbs, 2003).