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Subject: Alternative to Marriage Tag
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 21:56:12 -0400
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In todays environment, it is not uncommon for a couple to begin living
together and even have children without a marriage. At some later time,
they may, or may not, get married.
What would be an acceptable Tag to cover this unmarried state? I
remembered that back in the 17XXs, it was not uncommon for a spouse to be
referred to as a Consort. I thought that this might be a reasonable Tag,
but the "normal" usage for Consort is that of a Spouse.
Anyone have any suggestions here?

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