Mairiage, is a socially or ritually recognised union or legal contract atween marraes that estaiblishes richts an obligations atween them, atween thaim an thair bairns, an atween thaim an thair guid-faimlie.
Oothru historie, mairiage haes taken on sinderie forms, an in mair recent times, because o the gay richts muivement, mairiage atween marraes o the same sex or gender becam legal in monie kintras athort the warld.
- Haviland, William A.; Prins, Harald E. L.; McBride, Bunny; Walrath, Dana (2011). Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge (13th ed.). Cengage Learning. ISBN 978-0-495-81178-7. "A nonethnocentric definition of marriage is a culturally sanctioned union between two or more people that establishes certain rights and obligations between the people, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws."