Finally, the video shows that marriage reflects the conscious decision of a couple to unite themselves in a legally recognized union and other aspects do not matter. For example, lesbian couples simply want to utilize their right as a citizen to have a marriage, but the courts fail to acknowledge it.
The view on gender roles that are played by men and women in society are also seen differently. Thus, the audio file presents the words of an Arabic woman who suggests that the fundamental role of a female in the society is to become a mother. She points out that many single middle aged women understand that they are not able to fulfill their function despite having made a good career or acquired good education. The reading and the video point out that there is a significant difference between roles that are played by men and those played by women in the society. They argue that a stable social environment rests on the division between males and females. That is why those who advocate same sex marriages fail to see the negative impact that legalization of it will have in the long term perspective on the social organization. However, the video argues that boys stay boys and girls stay girls no matter what couple they were raised in.
It is obvious that the ideas that were expressed hold different positions with regard to traditional Western values of family. One would make no mistake pointing that the advocacy of polygamy opposes the conventional view on marriage. However, it can be easily explained by the historical development of the two parts of the world as well as cultural peculiarities in each of them. On the other hand, some of the ideas that can be found in the article and the video correspond to the Western values. For example, the reading supports the concept that a marriage between a man and a woman should be seen as