Dating a married wife in malawi
She will become a female husband by giving bride-wealth and observing all the other the rituals asked of a suitor by the bride’s family.
The wife may have children with any man she wishes, or a man chosen by the female husband, but the legal and social ‘father’ of the children will be the female husband.
The giving and receiving of bride-wealth accords the female husband the same rights over the children as any other husband (Sacks, 1982).
As the social and legal father of the children, the female husband will support the children as would any other father, regardless of who the biological father may be.
South Africa is presently the only country in Africa where same-sex marriage is legal.
There is a prevailing perception that the concept of same-sex marriage is foreign to Africa.
Marriage is a key institution in many, if not all, societies.
The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the implications for women’s lives in specific traditional African marriage customs practiced across the continent.
Thus, while woman marriage is same sex marriage, it is not lesbian marriage because there is typically no sexual attraction and/or involvement between female husbands and their wives.
A female husband is a woman who is legally and socially married to another woman.
Marriage is also how relationships and kin networks are formed.
If you have doubts about how central this institution is to society, consider how the issue of marriage rights has been played out at different points in the history of any society.