History Of Marriage

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this page gives a description of how marriage came into existence, it has been a process until now we have different types of marriages.

how marriage came to existence

Marriage is a socially or ritually recognized union or legal contract between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between them, their children, and their in-laws.
Marriage varies according to different cultures, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, are acknowledged. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity.
Individuals may marry for several reasons including: legal, social, emotional, financial, spiritual, and religious purposes. Who they marry may be influenced by prescriptive marriage rules, parental choice and individual desire.

In some areas of the world arranged marriage, child marriage, polygamy, and sometimes forced marriage, may be practiced as a cultural tradition. Conversely, such practices may be outlawed and penalized in many parts of the world out of concerns for human rights.
In developed parts of the world, there has been a general trend towards ensuring equal rights within marriage for women and legally recognizing the marriages of interracial, interfaith, and same-gender couples. These trends have been motivated by a desire to establish equality and uphold human rights.

Since the late twentieth century, major social changes in Western countries have led to changes in the demographics of marriage, with the age of first marriage increasing, fewer people marrying, and more couples choosing to cohabit rather than marry.
Historically, in most cultures, married women had very few rights of their own, being considered, along with the family’s children, the property of the husband as such, they could not own or inherit property, or represent themselves legally.
In Europe, the United States, and other places in the developed world, beginning in the late 19th century and through the 21st century, marriage has undergone gradual legal changes, aimed at improving the rights of the wife. These changes included; giving wives legal identities of their own, abolishing the right of husbands to physically discipline their wives, giving wives property rights, liberalizing divorce laws and providing wives with reproductive rights of their own.
These changes have occurred primarily in Western countries and In the 21st century, there continue to be controversies regarding the legal status of married women, legal acceptance or leniency towards violence within marriage traditional marriage customs such as dowry and bride price, forced marriage and criminalization of consensual behaviors such as premarital and extramarital sex.

Marriage can now be recognized by a state as an organization, a religious authority, a tribal group, a local community where a state or the church offer marriage certificate. Civil is a marriage without religious content carried out by a government institution in accordance with marriage laws of the jurisdiction, and recognized as creating the rights and obligations intrinsic to matrimony.
Marriages can be performed in a secular civil ceremony or in a religious setting via a wedding ceremony. The act of marriage usually creates normative or legal obligations between the individuals involved, and any offspring they may produce.


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