on Aug 04, 2011 @ 01:25 pm|
5. Many couples who wish to elope think about exchanging their vows in a foreign country. However, they often find their romantic dreams falling through when residency requirements arise. Few countries around the world, such as Canada and Thailand, don’t require the couple to be a resident in order to receive a marriage certificate.
|Correction on # 2 on Aug 04, 2011 @ 02:12 pm|
In Islamic tradition, Dowry is NOT paid to the bride's family for the "loss" of the daughter. It is a gift the groom gives to the bride.
|Nice! on Aug 04, 2011 @ 02:22 pm|
This actually intrigues me a lot. I never thought to think about the difference between and annulment and divorce. Or whether or not gay marriage was legalized in Canada! I'm glad to know we're still accepting of all cultures though :).
|makes me think... on Aug 04, 2011 @ 02:26 pm|
We actually know so little about other cultures though. For example I never knew what Mormons were or how their communities functioned (numerous wives, the 'elders' determining who gets married and who gets divorced, etc) until I saw it on a talk show (I know! I live in a cave!). One thing I love about Toronto, because it's so diverse, just by living here we learn to have an open mind.
And as for # 5, hell ya girl I found out the hard way that not everywhere in the world is as simple to marry in as Canada! The government is totally involved in the union and actually play a hand at giving permission on whether the couple can marry or not! Boggles the mind...
|government "help" on Aug 04, 2011 @ 02:37 pm|
If I'm not mistaken, in some countries you have to submit your new baby's name for approval before you can name your child. It's an attempt to make sure that the name is not derogatory to the child (either in that language or even in another common language), but I think it's also been applied in the case of children getting names that will probably cause them to be beat up on the schoolyard. I can think of a number of celeb children who are probably wishing their names had been submitted for approval too!
|neat on Aug 05, 2011 @ 12:56 am|
Thats pretty cool... I never knew a bunch of those things before. :-)
The gay marriage being legal here is one of the things Im most proud of for being Canadian! :-) Probably even more than free health care to be honest. :-) lol
|Michael Kors and Boyfriend to Wed! on Aug 05, 2011 @ 09:12 am|
On the subject of marriage, designer Michael Kors and his boyfriend Lance LePere are getting married! Gay marriage recently became legal in NYC where they live. They met in 1990 when Lance was an intern with Michael Kors- how cute!
(image via fashionista.com)
|Clarification on Jul 20, 2012 @ 09:15 pm|
I just wanted to respectfully mention that it's not "Mormons" (Latter Day Saints/LDS) who have multiple wives or are told who they can marry/divorce. It's actually a break off of the Mormon church (FLDS, Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints I think they're called). Let me assure you, as a strong, educated, independent LDS woman there is no way I would ever allow someone else to make those types of decisions for me. Not to mention if my husband wanted another wife divorce papers would be signed that day!
Thanks for letting me clarify :)
|It's true Mamaluv! on Sep 06, 2012 @ 03:06 pm|
@mamaluv - it's true! I was born in Portugal and my parents had to submit my name to the government for approval, and because my name wasn't a "registered" name, they weren't allowing them to name me Veronica. However, since my name is catholic and comes from a saint, they allowed it to be registered! Weird stuff! Didn't think my name was that uncommon!
|regional names on Sep 06, 2012 @ 03:17 pm|
@vlicious - "Veronica" is probably uncommon for Portugal. I have a very common French name (though I'm not french), but my German in-law relatives and Canadian friends (growing up) always had problems with it and called me by my German translated equivalent. When I had kids, we tried very hard to choose names that were beautiful but common enough - no weird spellings or pronounciations - yet when we moved to southern USA some people thought the names were strange.
Ali de Bold
|Interesting on Sep 06, 2012 @ 04:04 pm|
There's some really interesting stuff in there. Thanks for putting that together, casslemon!