Nero, the Roman Emperor,
married a man,
one of his freedmen,
Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.
The longest recorded
In Vietnam, marriage applicants must acquire a Certificate of Good Mental Health from a doctor before being allowed to marry.
In 1960, 59% of American adults aged 18-29 were married. Today, only 20% are married.
In 2012, about 42 million Americans had never been married, twice as many as in 1960.
In 38 U.S. states, more than 167,000 children —mostly girls, some as young as 12— were married from 2000 to 2010, mostly to men 18 or older.