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14th Century Illustration of David, Future King of Israel, and Jonathan, the son of Saul. Their story is in the Old Testament book of Samuel, and debate remains concerning the nature of their relationship
14th Century Illustration of David, Future King of Israel, and Jonathan, the son of Saul. Their story is in the Old Testament book of Samuel, and debate remains concerning the nature of their relationship

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A Jewish Marriage Contract
A Jewish Marriage Contract

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A Jozef Israels painting depicting a Jewish Wedding (1903)
A Jozef Israels painting depicting a Jewish Wedding (1903)

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A Muslim couple being wed alongside the Tungabhadra River at Hampi, India, 2005.
A Muslim couple being wed alongside the Tungabhadra River at Hampi, India, 2005.

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A royal marriage for love: Kate Middleton and Prince William kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following their wedding on April 29, 2011
A royal marriage for love: Kate Middleton and Prince William kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following their wedding on April 29, 2011
A same sex marriage ceremony in Holland, 2007
A same sex marriage ceremony in Holland, 2007

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Couple married in a Shinto ceremony in Takayama, Gifu, Japan, 2005
Couple married in a Shinto ceremony in Takayama, Gifu, Japan, 2005

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Hindu marriage ceremony
Hindu marriage ceremony

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Mariage du Duc de Bourgogne, Louis de France (1682-1712)
Mariage du Duc de Bourgogne, Louis de France (1682-1712)

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One of four newly wedded couples at a public wedding at Taiwan Pride, 2006
One of four newly wedded couples at a public wedding at Taiwan Pride, 2006

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Rally in support of Proposition 8 in California to limit marriage to heterosexual couples only--Fresno, Oct, 2008
Rally in support of Proposition 8 in California to limit marriage to heterosexual couples only--Fresno, Oct, 2008

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Rally to repeal Proposition 8 in Sacramento, CA
Rally to repeal Proposition 8 in Sacramento, CA

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Same sex Marriage ceremony in Montreal, Canada.
Same sex Marriage ceremony in Montreal, Canada.

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Wedding Cake and toppers, created in favor of liberalizing marriage laws in Italy, January 2008
Wedding Cake and toppers, created in favor of liberalizing marriage laws in Italy, January 2008

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Woodcut from Germany-15th Century, caption reads "How Reymont and Melusina were betrothed/And by the bishop were blessed in their bed on their wedlock"
Woodcut from Germany-15th Century, caption reads "How Reymont and Melusina were betrothed/And by the bishop were blessed in their bed on their wedlock"

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