'They're religious areas and culturally diverse areas - they seem to be the factors.'Mr Mc Crindle doubted the high vote totals in these areas were a reflection of the success of the No campaign.'I think...
any No campaigning has been pretty minimal and not particularly strong in either organisation or impact.'What we have here in western Sydney or south-west Sydney electorates is just a perspective of people again - because of their cultural and religious diversity - that is different...
The main legal function of marriage is to ensure the rights of the partners with respect to each other and to ensure the rights and define the relationships of children within a community.
Marriage has historically conferred a legitimate status on the offspring, which entitled him or her to the various privileges set down by the traditions of that community, including the right of inheritance.
(By the 21st century the nature of marriage in Western countries—particularly with regard to the significance of procreation and the ease of divorce—had begun to change.
In most societies marriage also established the permissible social relations allowed to the offspring, including the acceptable selection of future spouses.
Until the late 20th century, marriage was rarely a matter of free choice.
The assumption is that love between the partners comes after marriage, and much thought is given to the socioeconomic advantages accruing to the larger family from the match.
By contrast, in societies in which the small, or nuclear, family predominates, young adults usually choose their own mates.