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April 2009 (vol 2 issue 7)

MAPS & CHARTS: The Real Marriage Revolution

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image: The cultural basis of relationships in selected, primarily non-western cultures.  Less than 15% of them require monogamy, and polygyny is generally practiced by men who can afford it in the rest.
The cultural basis of relationships in selected, primarily non-western cultures. Less than 15% of them require monogamy, and polygyny is generally practiced by men who can afford it in the rest.
image: Map of the United States-State Laws About Same-Sex Unions
Map of the United States-State Laws About Same-Sex Unions
image: Chart Depicting the Social Basis of Polygyny in 176 non-western cultures.  Mongamy is required in 15% of them, but marriages with multiple partners occurs at least some of the time in the rest.
Chart Depicting the Social Basis of Polygyny in 176 non-western cultures. Mongamy is required in 15% of them, but marriages with multiple partners occurs at least some of the time in the rest.
image: The Status of Same-Sex Union Legislation in Europe
The Status of Same-Sex Union Legislation in Europe
image: Global Recognition  of Same-Sex Relationships by Country, 2007
Global Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships by Country, 2007

 

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