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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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According to some, there is a dearth of so-called marriageable men, defined as those who are employed.
But most of the prospective grooms are way past marriageable age and are looking for second or even third wives.
Maulvi Muhammad Osman said Islam has specified a girl's marriageable age.
She will talk about her grandmother, who became a "picture bride" at 19, a form of arranged marriage between the families of young men in this country and young marriageable women back at home in Japan.
Summary: More than 50 grooms from government entities and minors, raised under the supervision of the Auqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and have reached marriageable age, took part in the first mass wedding held at the AMAF's First Endowment Hall on September 21.
By 2020, it's estimated that 30 million men of marriageable age will be unable to find a wife.
The 2006 Child Prohibition Marriage Act by the government of India stipulates 18 as the minimum marriageable age for girls.
Now the first generation of children born since 1980 has reached marriageable age, and problems such as bride-kidnapping and forced prostitution are soaring.
As the marriageable age of the girl decreased, education of the girl also decreased as they got married at the age in which they use to study.
Father Tony Kerin, episcopal vicar for justice and social service in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, discussing the large disparity between marriageable men and women in Australia.
Around 81 percent believed that cancer is contagious, while 31 percent believed that a person afflicted with cancer won't be marriageable.