While pair-bonds of varying forms were recognized by most societies as acceptable social arrangements, marriage was reserved for heterosexual pairings and had a transactional nature, where wives were in many cases a form of property being exchanged between father and husband, and who would have to serve the function of reproduction.
While this work is ongoing, there is no doubt in my mind that those responsible intended to cause great harm and injury.” "So far, detectives have spoken to 45 witnesses and continue to receive information from the public to the confidential anti-terrorist hotline." He said they were currently "chasing down suspects" behind the bombing and declined to give out any more information which may threaten their investigation.
Witnesses reported seing an explosion and a "fireball" on a District Line Tube train near Parsons Green station at 8.20am on Friday.
In modern times, emphasis on the institution of marriage, generally described as a male-female bond, has obscured pair bonds formed by same-sex and transsexual couples, and that many heterosexual couples also bond for life without offspring, or that often pairs that do have offspring separate.
Thus, the concept of marriage is changing widely in many countries.
At least 29 people have been treated in hospital for flash burns and others were injured in the stampede to escape the above ground station.
NHS England said none of the victims are in a serious condition.
This is the first time the threat level has been raised to critical since the Manchester Arena bombing in May.
Typically it remains for a few days before returning to severe, allowing police extra resources to hunt for the perpetrator and any accomplice.
Historically, marriages in most societies were arranged by parents and older relatives with the goal not being love but legacy and "economic stability and political alliances", according to anthropologists.
Accordingly, there was little need for a temporary trial period such as dating before a permanent community-recognized union was formed between a man and a woman.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement.