Marriage

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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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But secular marriage statutes should make clear that being married in a religious ceremony carries no implications for one's civil marriage status, and, conversely, that being married civilly carries no implications for one's religious marriage status.
A secular marriage, however committed, unselfish and loving, remains a bond agreed solely between two people.
By the middle of the 10th century, the clothing ceremony for many nuns represented an elaborate secular marriage ceremony.