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  Religious aspects of marriage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In virtually all religions, marriage is a long-term union between two people and is established with ceremonies and rituals.
The Bahá'í Faith sees marriage as a foundation of the structure of society, and considers it both a physical and spiritual bond that endures into the afterlife.
By contrast, Buddhism does not encourage or discourage marriage, although it does teach how one might live a happily married life and emphasizes that married vows are not to be taken slightly (see separate article for details).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Religious_aspects_of_marriage   (416 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Moral and Canonical Aspect of Marriage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hence the moral and canonical aspect of matrimony in the Christian dispensation is necessarily determined by the sacramental character of the marriage contract.
In addition, we sometimes speak of a secret marriage, or a marriage of conscience, that is, a marriage of which the banns have not been published, celebrated by the parish priest and witnesses under bond of secrecy, with the bishop's permission.
A true marriage is one duly contracted and capable of being proved in the ordinary way; a presumptive marriage, when the law presumes a marriage to exist; a putative marriage, when it is believed to be valid, but is in reality null and void, owing to the existence of a hidden diriment impediment.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09699a.htm   (3800 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sacrament of Marriage
The first marriage between Adam and Eve in Paradise was a symbol of this union; in fact, merely as a symbol, it surpassed individual Christian marriages, inasmuch as it was an antecedent type, whereas individual Christian marriages are subsequent representations.
The original marriage, and consequently marriage as it was conceived in the original plan of God before sin, was to be the means not merely of the natural propagation of the human race, but also the means by which personal supernatural sanctity should be transmitted to the individual descendents of our first parents.
In place of its former sanctity, marriage retained only the significance of a type feebly representing the sanctity that was thenceforth to be acquired; it foreshadowed the Incarnation of the Son of God, and the close union which God was thereby to form with the human race.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09707a.htm   (7116 words)

  
 HOMOSEXUAL (SAME-SEX) MARRIAGES: Beliefs of conservative Christians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Because marriage is a basic human right and an individual personal choice, RESOLVED, the State should not interfere with same-gender couples who choose to marry and share fully and equally in the rights, responsibilities, and commitment of civil marriage.
The marriage covenant is the foundation of the family, and the family is fundamental in the maintenance of a stable, healthy and prosperous social order.
Some marriages were considered mainly as an exchange of property in which total control of the woman was formally transferred from her father to her husband.
www.religioustolerance.org /hom_mar7.htm   (2422 words)

  
 Legal Affairs Debate Club - Should States Abolish Marriage?
Marriage "fulfills yearnings for security, safe haven and connection that express our common humanity." The reference to "common humanity" is especially striking: certainly, it could encompass specifically religious meanings of marriage, but it is also suggests that marriage carries a common public—that is, civil—meaning as a tangible signal of commitment.
Civil marriage, as the Goodridge decision insisted, is a creation of the state, and while government may indeed act to protect the free exercise of religion, civil marriage is not a religious institution.
Marriage is a source of social validation for people who choose to commit themselves to a shared life, and it infuses personal choice with more than idiosyncratic meaning.
legalaffairs.org /webexclusive/debateclub_m0505.msp   (5031 words)

  
 ECCO | Massachusetts Same-Sex Marriage Ruling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ruling that civil marriage in MA means “the voluntary union of two persons as spouses, to the exclusion of all others,” the Court gave the Legislature 180 days to change the civil marriage statutes accordingly.
Laws in 37 states, including CA, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) limits recognition of such unions, mean same-sex couples married in MA will face scrutiny of everything from their joint property rights to tax issues and inheritance wishes.
The court had to define the civil (not religious) aspects of marriage.
www.eccopac.org /Home/MARuling.html   (497 words)

  
 Talk:Religious aspects of marriage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I removed this statement because the Catholic Sacrament of Marriage is not the same as a Nuptial Mass.
A Nuptial Mass is not the sacrament of marriage, it is the sacrament of the eucharist celebrated at the same time as the sacrament of marriage.
The wording that was here seemed to imply that a catholic marriage and a nuptial mass were one and the same, which they are not!
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Religious_aspects_of_marriage   (442 words)

  
 On social justice, same-sex marriage, and not running for office | TPMCafe
While the idea that separating marriage as a religious and secular institution seems appealing, the reality is that such a proposal would be a political disaster.
Proposals to separate the religious and secular aspects of marriage would confirm that suspicion (to them if not to most posters here) and lead to an increase in opposition to same-sex marriage in more moderate/ conservative places such as the Midwest and the South (the last thing we need).
Marriage is viewed as much more than a legal partnership by people whose support we need to deal with the vast problems facing the Republic.
www.tpmcafe.com /story/2006/1/14/185050/256   (3505 words)

  
 Wedding Planner: August 2004
In the Catholic Church, marriage is one of the seven sacraments.
Christian marriage is seen by Saint Paul (especially Ephasians chapter 5) as paralleling the relationship between Christ and the Church, a theological view which is a development of the Old Testament view that saw a parallel between marriage and the relationship between God and Israel.
At the same time, even though marriage is believed to be a good thing, Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy traditionally see an even greater value in celibacy when that celibacy is undertaken for the sake of a more singleminded devotion to God, but do not believe that everyone is called by God to this.
marjorita.blogspot.com /2004_08_01_marjorita_archive.html   (829 words)

  
 CLGS - Marriage Project
This website provides scholarly and religious resources on marriage in the United States with the aim of promoting views of marriage that are more open, more just, and more inclusive of all citizens regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Marriage Equality and the General Synod of the United Church of Christ, a statement by Rev. John H. Thomas
And if you have any questions about marriage, especially the religious aspects of marriage, please be in touch with us—fill out our form in submissions and suggestions.
www.clgs.org /marriage   (361 words)

  
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Marriage is when a man and a woman form a union in the eyes of God for the purpose of creating a family to continue the human race.
But marriage is not an American institution; it is a global institution that is practiced by nearly every culture to walk the face of the earth.
I certainly hope not, but the alternative is that the Religious Right has finally gained enough power to subject the nation to its own narrow view of a religiously acceptable form of marriage and somehow this doesn't sound as feasible.
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/0304/0304religmoney.txt   (949 words)

  
 Marriage - it's not for everybody.
I'm not a Christian, I don't care about the religious aspects of marriage, and don't fool yourself: marriage is considerably older than Christianity.
Marriage is an old custom in which a woman is given to a man, often times to raise social status or for the exchange of goods.
Marriages were rarely about love, they were about property.
www.insignifica.org /works/marriage.shtml   (791 words)

  
 Hairetikos: Blogging America's Political Quagmire: A Modest Proposal to Solve the Gay Marriage Issue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The first is the legal element of marriage, as embodied in the act of obtaining a marriage license, having that marriage license signed by an offiant, and recording that marriage license with the state government.
These people use religious arguments to support their disapproval of gay marriage, even though as a state institution, such arguments are irrelevant to the legal issues.
I propose that marriage cease to exist as a state institution and be replaced by a slimmed down version of marriage that consists only of the legal contractual rights and obligations of marriage.
members.cox.net /ederr/2004/06/modest-proposal-to-solve-gay-marriage.html   (1010 words)

  
 Issue One letters: Same-sex marriage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gallagher argues that the historical social function of marriage is not the affirmation of personal commitment between two people, but the raising of children, and that the state has a legitimate interest in preserving this function.
What I fail to understand is why so many people are unable to separate the religious aspects of marriage (of which I want no part) and the legal and civil protections that result.
A marriage ceremony is nothing more than a public expression of promise followed by the initiation of a set of laws designed to legally bind two people -- a ceremony which, most often but not always, happens to occur in a place of worship.
www.post-gazette.com /forum/letters/20030810edissueone10p2.asp   (798 words)

  
 My Gay Marriage Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There are two components to marriage: the legal aspect (community property, how wills are handled, power of attorney, etc.) and the religious aspect (the union being blessed, recognized by the church, etc.).
Note that this does not preclude any religious group from allowing or disallowing homosexual marriage within the confines of their beliefs, it just says the government can't treat people differently.
Let the government issue a license for the legal part of the contract and have justices of the peace be allowed to formalize this part of the union.
www.isomedia.com /homes/phoefling/philos/gay_marriage.html   (512 words)

  
 Wedding ring Online Research :: Information about Wedding ring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Such a ring symbolizes Marriage : a spouse wears it to indicate a marital commitment to Fidelity.
A European tradition encourages the engraving of the name of one's intended spouse and the date of one's intended marriage on the inside surface of wedding rings, thus strengthening the symbolism and sentimentality of the rings as they become family heirlooms.
Most religious marital ceremonies accept a band of any material to symbolize the taking of marriage vows, with unusual substitutions permitted in marriages under unusual circumstances.
www.ncweddingplanner.com /search/wedding-ring.html   (1245 words)

  
 the power house: web news management for hydroelectric power stations! (Marriage is the most dangerous social ...
This is partly due to the colossal ignorance of the public in regard to sex, and partly due to the fact that marriage is mainly controlled by lawyers and priests instead of by women and doctors.
The legal and religious aspects of marriage are not the primary ones.
Nevertheless, the basis of marriage is obviously mating, or sexual intercourse.
www.ibiblio.org /ahkitj/diaries/tph/archives/000350.html   (422 words)

  
 ReligionLink - Polygamy a factor in marriage debates
Both advocates and opponents of same-sex marriage sometimes cite the religious aspects of marriage to support their case.
He says truly religious polygamists treat their wives with respect and dignity, but corruption is widespread in Utah's polygamist groups.
He argues that plural marriage is not a sexual practice but a form of the family - one that is the ideal in most of the world's cultures, though monogamy is the statistical norm in every culture.
www.religionlink.org /tip_040329b.php   (1836 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: In Washington, the Empathy That Dare Not Speak Its Name
Gay marriage is the hot political issue now and is shaping up to be an election year flash point.
I did an informal poll this week of our December dinner group, and now the ones who were against gay marriage have softened their positions.
Cheney, whose daughter Mary is openly gay, has said he thinks decisions on gay marriage should be left up to the states.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A15742-2004Feb28?language=printer   (883 words)

  
 Dispatch Online - Your premier Eastern Cape news site
In a separate application yesterday, the couple and an alliance of gay and lesbian organisations asked that the marriage formula under the Marriage Act of 1961 be changed to include the words "or spouse" instead of the current "husband" and "wife".
"Marriage today is a far cry from the classical concept of marriage," the couple's legal representative Pieter Oosthuizen told the court.
After exhaustive questioning, the court heard that children in same sex marriages, either from artificial insemination or from previous relationships, would be subject to the same laws as children in heterosexual relationships.
www.dispatch.co.za /2005/05/18/SouthAfrica/amarry.html   (760 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
History of Civil Marriage in the U.S. Hypergyny
Legal consequences of marriage in the United Kingdom
Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States
www.kisanji.org /default.aspx?modulo=wikipedia&arg=Category:Marriage   (201 words)

  
 A Constrained Vision: Advice for gay marriage advocates
I am exactly the kind of person that gay marriage activists should have on their side--I have generally libertarian-ish proclivities and I am unconvinced by the conservative case against gay marriage--but since defining marriage is the role of the legislature, not courts, I cannot fully side with them.
I suspect that many of the people who voted for marriage amendments were in a similar position.
It will be painted as an attack on traditional marriage by some, but it will be much easier to marginalize this reaction as bigoted when the religious aspects of marriage are not front-and-center in the debate.
aconstrainedvision.blogspot.com /2004/11/advice-for-gay-marriage-advocates.html   (454 words)

  
 marriage: do we need it? - Above Top Secret Conspiracy Community
Obviously, in the religious forum, so far only the religious aspects to marriage have been discussed.
A government sees a marriage between a man and a woman as a continuing legacy of it's existence, as it is bound to likely lead to procreation, and more citizens.
It is this societal contribution made by the couple, that is responsible for tax breaks, congratulatory letters from the president, special economic breaks to married couples, etc. It is because by the two marrying, they are ensuring the future of the society.
www.abovetopsecret.com /forum/thread26689/pg2   (390 words)

  
 One Hand Clapping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
That code, which clearly defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman, was approved overwhelmingly by the voters of California.
In fact, the Congress agreed in 1996 that they shouldn't and passed the Defense of Marriage Act, which permitted states to decide on their own whether they would honor same-sex marriage licenses issued in other states.
Unlike pre-adultery or pre-divorce marriages, which exist within the covenant of divine grace, homosexual unions have never been held to exist within the covenant of grace to begin with.
www.donaldsensing.com /2004_02_01_archive.html   (12251 words)

  
 Amend the Constitution?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The really want to be able to write a law that only applies to homosexuals, but they are now running into the idea that there is no difference between having one restaurant for whites and one for fls and writing a law that has one kind of marriage for straights and one for gays.
The reason that they want to do this is because they want to defend the religious aspects of marriage.
What your marriage license is in all practical terms is the creation of a civil partnership between spouses, with responsibilities and benefits accruing to the partnership.
homepage.mac.com /dcarmack/iblog/B1773412977/C680857692/E1351242433   (425 words)

  
 South Pacific Bible College AudioVisual Library Catalogue: Focus on the Family: M-Z
Marriages that survived infidelity [sound recording] / Mike Trout, James Dobson, Charles Mylander, et.al.
He covers four aspects of faith: faith in ourselves, faith in one another, faith in our country, and faith in God.
He examines some major causes of dissatisfaction for women in marriage and talks frankly about time pressures, fatigue, loneliness, and the absence of romantic love.
www.janita.info /dobsonmz.htm   (8914 words)

  
 Hairetikos (Greek): Factious, Divisive, or Schismatic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was made clear during the debate that Martin does not support gay marriage and would not work to secure that right, but that he would leave it alone if a court said it was legal (some already have).
I think for most people both religious and political beliefs are based on ideas and ideals that are often not based on rational decision-making.
It is telling that so many of our debates on religious and political matters end in vicious name calling and illogical statements that equate to nothing more than "I believe this because I believe it".
members.cox.net /ederr   (8718 words)

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