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a look back at "traditional" marriage - don't let the bastards grind you down.
taumeson
taumeson
a look back at "traditional" marriage
man...traditional marriage sure is taking a beating recently:

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1830 — Right of married woman to own property in her own name (instead of all property being owned exclusively by the husband) in Mississippi.
1848 — Right of married women to own property in her own name in New York.

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1862 — The United States Congress enacted the Morrill Act, signed by Abraham Lincoln, which made bigamy a felony in the territories punishable by $500 or five years in prison.
1873 — Supreme Court rules that a state has the right to exclude a married woman from practicing law.

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1900 — All states now grant married women the right to own property in their own name.
1907 — All women acquired their husband’s nationality upon any marriage occurring after that date.

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1933 — Married women granted right to citizenship independent of their husbands.
1965 — Supreme Court overturns laws prohibiting married couples from using contraception.
1967 — Supreme Court overturns laws prohibiting interracial couples from marrying (Loving v. Virginia).
1971 — Supreme Court upholds an Alabama law that automatically changed a woman’s legal surname to that of her husband upon marriage.

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1975 — Married women allowed to have credit in their own name.
1976 — Supreme Court overturns laws prohibiting abortions for married women without the consent of the husband.

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2005 - Massachusetts recognizes same-sex marriage.
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