Paul, I'm afraid you're asserting American individualist cultural principles. If you get into other kinship systems in other parts of the world, familial social control can be very strong, and looked upon by all players as normative, including possibly parties to what we would assume to be shotgun marriages or other kinds of arranged marriages. Whether such marriages are "normal" in a particular society or not is not the issue. The fundamental principle is that the validity of a marriage depends upon the free consent of the individuals. If there is any impairment whatsoever to the free will of the individuals, there is no free consent and no legitimate marriage.Norm.
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