Definition - What does Marriage mean?
Marriage is a legal status that is contracted by two people who enter into a binding relationship, which sees them equally responsible for debts that are grown jointly, as well as a right to half of the assets of the joint relationship.
Marriage laws dictate the status of marriages.
Justipedia explains Marriage
Marriage can only take place between consenting adults or between consenting individuals of an age where they can gain their guardians' consent to marry.