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Marriage (at least in America) seems to have always served political and religious interests. Though, in general, it would appear religion dominates most peoples impression as to the primary influence that would shape marriage laws, it takes very little investigation to find candid evidence of manipulating what is proposed to be sacred, the bond of marriage, to favor certain powers of interest for purpose of political control and gains.


Source: Oregon Historical Society Archives, Accessed through JSTOR

07/14/2011 at

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