'We still couldn't balance the supply and demand [of breast milk].
My mum had to freeze a lot of her milk in the fridge, that's why mummy turned some into the so-called most luxurious soap of all time: breast milk soap.
What they are solemnizing (when there is a license granted by the state) is, however, not only a religious ritual, but also a public rite of passage, the entry into a privileged civic status.
Government plays a key role in all three aspects of marriage. It seems, at least, to operate as an agent of recognition or the granting of dignity. Clergy are always among those entitled to perform legally binding marriages.Before we approach the issue of same-sex marriage, we must define marriage.But marriage, it soon becomes evident, is no single thing. The institution of marriage houses and supports several distinct aspects of human life: sexual relations, friendship and companionship, love, conversation, procreation and child-rearing, mutual responsibility. (We have always granted marriage licenses to sterile people, people too old to have children, irresponsible people, and people incapable of love and friendship.Religions may refuse to marry people who are eligible for state marriage and they may also agree to marry people who are ineligible for state marriage.But much of the officially sanctioned marrying currently done in the United States is done on religious premises by religious personnel.