The Union between man and the woman which is carried out through different rites or procedures is known as marriage . The marriage bond is recognized at a social and cultural level and implies rights and obligations.
Several countries have begun to accept same-sex marriage, a situation that has led to this marital union ceasing to be the exclusive heritage of heterosexuality.
There are two major types of marriage in Western society: the religious marriage (legitimized in the eyes of God ) and the Civil marriage (administered by a state authority).
Civil marriage, therefore, is the conjugal union that creates a bond between two people with rights and obligations. He State It must be in charge of ensuring compliance with these duties; In case a spouse does not fulfill his commitments, he can go to justice.
However, it is not necessary to ignore other equally important rites in this case, such as the consent of the two parties or that of the arra. The latter is done by the boyfriend who gives them to his future wife as a sign of the goods they will share.
In addition to all this, it should be noted that it has become fashionable that civil marriages also have rites that replace those performed at religious weddings. In this case, among the most frequent is that of light. It consists of each contractor carrying a lit candle and then, together, lighting another larger one that comes to symbolize the common life they are about to begin.
The union of civil marriage, for example, allows legitimizing the parentage of the couple's children , establishes conditions about the management of matrimonial property and imposes inheritance rights.
Unlike religious marriage, civil marriage can be broken. The dissolution of marriage is known as divorce , a procedure that is subject to various regulations and that provides protection especially to women and children born during the dissolved bond.
Among the most frequent causes of divorce are the domestic violence , he adultery , the lack of affectivity and the change in sexual orientation . It should be noted that the divorce regime depends on each country.