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> For centuries, woman-to-woman marriages in pre-colonial African societies seemed to indicate to Europeans that the strong correspondence between male to man and female to woman was not prevalent in Africa. This practice of same-sex marriage was documented in more than 40 precolonial African societies: a woman could marry one or more women if she could secure the bridewealth necessary or was expected to uphold and augment kinship ties.

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that awful many-named maw has not lived everywhere, and it has not lived forever. there was a before as there will be an after.

@garbados i often wonder what European rites and religions Europe's tribes and peoples practiced before they were colonised by Christendom

@meena @garbados https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donar%27s_Oak I found out about this thing at some point which honestly is epic level petty from the Christians

@outie @garbados i made the mistake to read all the way down to "See Also" and that is less petty and more depressing

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