same-sex union


same-sex union

the practice of marriage between two males or two females. Although the institution of marriage between male and female partners has been regulated through law, religion, and custom in most countries of the world, the legal and social responses to same-sex marriage have ranged from celebration on the one hand to criminalization on the other

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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