by Kyla Sommers
"Polygamy controversies place us amid major events in early America because such clashes were about the organization and governance not just of house- holds but of societies, nations, and empires.”
by Tera W. Hunter
Loved ones could be sold away at any time. Here's how married couples coped.
by Candace Wellman
Indigenous community mothers seem to have been an uncomfortable truth for historians and other writers that did not fit with the Euro-American mythology they sought to build around “the first white woman” in town. The result was their now-conspicuous absence.
SOURCE: History channel
Until 2002, the Church of England, of which the monarch is the head, would not recognize the marriage of any divorced person whose ex-spouse was still living.
SOURCE: Madman of Chu
by Andrew Meyer
Marriage has evolved (much more recently than most people imagine) to become a relationship between equals, thus there is no justification to exclude same-gender couples from the marital bond.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by David M. Perry
Citing the work of historians that demonstrates the constant evolution of the institution, the U.S. Supreme Court decides to recognize a constitutional right to same-sex unions.
SOURCE: The Boston Globe
Is marriage necessary?
If the Census Bureau proceeds with a recently released plan, then in a few years’ time, we will know very little about how the contours of family life are changing.
SOURCE: Tampa Bay Times
New research indicates that cohabitation does not cause divorce.
SOURCE: New York Times
Marriage increasingly seen out of reach to all but educated elite.
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