• Marriage is also a social statement, preeminently describing and defining a person's relationship and place in society. Marital status, along with what we do for a living, is often one of the first pieces of information we give to others about ourselves. It's so important, in fact, that most married people wear a symbol of their marriage on their hand.

    Evan Wolfson (2007). “Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry”, p.4, Simon and Schuster
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