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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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Nearly all of the investigations of Tibetan polyandry in the past fifty years have been carried out by anthropologists or, to a lesser extent, evolutionary biologists, and most of our collective knowledge about this marriage custom derives from a series of anthropological studies.
They found that the frequency of polyandry (mating with more than one male) varied significantly among the four species.
In situations where a helper male was present but relatedness with the breeding male was unclear, polyandry was the suggested cause for altruism (Laskey, 1947).
The marriage, however, will only be valid under the Kenyan laws if the participants could prove that Polyandry is a customary practice.
At times the various characters are temporarily monogamous or superficially monogamous, but then there is also polygyny as well as polyandry and, of course, promiscuity in men as well as women.
When asked in an interview why Arjie's family reacts to his sexuality in the same manner that American families might, Selvadurai notes that, in pre-twentieth-century Sri Lanka, matrimonial ties were less firm and there was polygamy and polyandry, but "a lot of Western ideas--bourgeois respectability, Victorian morality--have become incorporated into the society" (Marks 7).
If love is the foundation, polygamy, polyandry and other "marriage" arrangements cannot be denied.
Gallagher rightly eschews discussing such aberrations as same-sex "marriage," although he does discuss polygamy and even polyandry.
Her complicity and her possible polyandry clear a space for exploring the complexity of her sexual desire within fluid, polymorphous sexuality and sadomasochistic structures, as a sexual agent sometimes and as a willing victim at other times.
While advocates of polygamy argued this would be an act of cultural nationalism, Tanzanian women mocked the proposed laws as opposed to modernity and even called for state recognition of polyandry.
Newton and Mattila believe the work has clear implications not only for how colonies are managed worldwide but also for the evolutionary advantages that polyandry (mating with multiple males) holds for eusocial honey bees.
But a week later, the young woman at the center of the clashes, Abeer Talaat Fakhry, was arrested and charged with polyandry.