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International Perspectives on Marriage Go to the CHCI library homepage, click on the Assignments tab, click on Family Studies, then under HPC 3OI click on this assignment and answer the questions that follow: A. Ontario Marriage Laws http://www.ontariomarriagelicence.com/ 1. Who can perform the ceremony? Ans: Any minister or member of the clergy registered under the Marriage Act, or a judge, or a justice of the peace can perform the ceremony. 2. Where can you apply for a marriage licence? Ans: The clerk of most cities, townships, towns or villages in Ontario issue marriage licences. To obtain a marriage licence, people can apply there. 3. For how long is the marriage licence valid? Ans: The marriage licence is valid anywhere in Ontario for a period of 3 months after the date of issue. No waiting time is required. 4. How much does a marriage licence cost? Ans: A marriage licence costs about $100-$125 (CDN) currently. Cost is subject to change by each Municipality. 5. How old must you be to get married in Ontario? Ans: Both parties must be age 18 or more to marry without consent. 6. How old must you be to marry with written consent of your legal guardian? Ans: People must be age 16 or 17 to have the written consent of the legal guardian to get married. Both parents on the required form, signed in front of a Commissioner of Oaths. 7. What if you do not have a legal guardian available or willing to give their consent? Ans: If the applicants do not have a legal guardian available or willing to give their consent, a Court in Canada may dispense with parental consent in certain limited circumstances. 8. Do you need to provide any medical certificates or blood tests? Ans: No, applicants do not need to provide any medical certificates or blood tests. 9. Do both parties need to apply in person? ...read more.


Additionally, different countries may or may not include all forms in their Polygamy laws. Some countries do not allow polyandry and consider it to be a sin. Cultures where polygamy refers only to polygyny, there arises an issue of gender discrimination where rights of women are hindered. c. My opinion: ==> In my view, polygamy is not good to practice. If it is practiced and legalized, then women should also have equal rights as men in marrying more than one partner. The notion of male ownership of women is out of date. Thus 'marriage' is not longer a woman being a 'slave' to her husband. However, I think multiple partner marriage may work where both men and women are married in a group setting, sharing each other equally. Of course this is something that all partners should agree to and want to participate in and not be forced. 4. Interracial Marriage: a. Bibliography: http://www.hubbynet.com/interracial_marriage.htm b. Summary of the article: ==> Interracial marriage occurs when two people each of differing racial groups marry. Interracial marriages have a hard go at it. The most common external factors influencing intercultural relationships and marriages are the acceptance of the family and the society in which the couple lives. Sometime, the families of the partners display rejection, resistance, hostility and lack of acceptance for their partner. Specific issues regarding the family; including generational gaps in ideology, and how the wedding will be held; which ties into how tradition will or will not be practiced as some common issues of debates in Interracial marriages. Many intercultural couples report conflict arising over issues of how to carry out child raising and religious worship as well. This sort of marriage is legally accepted in most countries of the world. a. My opinion: ==> I think interracial marriages should not be viewed wrongly. Couples often suffer from problems of differences between their cultural beliefs and customs. ...read more.


Guests pin money to the bride's wedding dress to buy a dance from her. The newlyweds might put these gifts of cash towards their honeymoon expenses. The maid of honour wears an apron and collects the money given by the guest to dance with the bride. When all the guests have danced with the bride, they form a tight circle around her, and the groom tries to break through the circle while the guests try hard to keep him out. Once he breaks through, he picks up his bride and carries her away from the wedding reception. Moreover, a Polish bride is asked to drink a glass of wine, and if she does not spill a drop, she is considered lucky. c. French weddings: French weddings follow a lovely and sweet custom of two handled cup called "coup de marriage". The cup was saved to be used from one generation to another. Of course, the custom has long been established of drinking a toast to one another, but the two handled cup adds a special touch to the weddings of today. Until recently, these cups have been very difficult to find. Drinking from the same cup denotes "togetherness" in a French marriage. d. Italian weddings: Sugared almonds have for centuries been tossed by guests at the Italian wedding. This is called "confetti". By tradition, in ancient times these delicacies were bundled in precious little bags of tulle (lace is used today) for the wedding day. They had to be white and always came in odd numbers (generally five) to represent the qualities that must always be part of the life of the new couple: * Health * Fertility * Longevity * Happiness * Wealth During the wedding, the groom holds a silver tray with the confetti and the bride uses a silver spoon to offer them to guests - always distributing an odd number. Wedding Photos From Around the World http://www.cbc.ca/news/photogalleries/marriage/ 1. Sikh wedding, India: 2. Konopiste, Czech Republic: 3. Vietnamese wedding: 4. Bride of the Songhai tribe, Mali : ?? ?? ?? ?? HPC 3OI Ms. Van Manen ...read more.

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