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white marriage

A marriage that has not been consummated. This phrase is perhaps better known as its French counterpart, "mariage blanc." Due to my husband's serious illness, we have had to have a white marriage.
See also: marriage, white
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If a large volume of white marriages were to be confirmed, he warned, the Islamic Republic would confront such an "ominous" development, which he said has had a "very negative effect" on Western societies.
In an interview with the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), he likened white marriages to "a microbe that pollutes men's views and damages the character and personality of women.
Sociologist Majid Abhari was quoted by Iranian media as saying that the "growing influence" of the Internet and satellite channels was behind white marriages.
219) According to Volpp, this action "retroactively [voided and made] illegitimate all previous Filipino/ white marriages.
Immediately after interracial marriage laws were deemed illegal in the '60s, black and white marriages began to increase all across the country (Tubbs, 2003).
Data from the National Survey of Family and Households also revealed great instability of black compared to white marriages (Raley 1996).
Virginia Supreme Court case that struck down laws banning black and white marriages was handed down in 1967.