As our human race has evolved on this planet so has the abundance of resources that we were once unable to access.
In many parts of the world, through this evolution of technology and resources we also see an evolution of what partnerships look like. This is one thing that has been a positive change.
Now we are able to define our partnerships and marriages (if we would like to marry) under the umbrella of love; not under family contracts, passing on the patriarchal surname, having more children to help with working on the farm, plowing the fields, cooking the meals and taking care of livestock, etc.
Marriage can never be “traditional,” if that was the case, most people wouldn’t be with their current partners. Plus who’s “tradition” are we supposed to be basing it on?
End ignorance through education. Love and respect diversity.