two women are marriedm wikitree doesn't allow one to be a husband?

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I have a profile for a female cousin whose husband is also female, how do I get one to be the husband? The only option seems for them each to be wives.
asked in WikiTree Help by Kurt Driver G2G6 (6.2k points)
recategorized by Ellen Smith
What I find interesting is that your female cousin calls her spouse a husband (or vice versa). I have two nieces married to women. None of the women involved in these marriages call the other their husband. They are all wives. I know a number of same-sex couples and I have never met any that call their spouse "husband" if they are female or "wife" if they are male. I'm not saying there aren't any as I am certain there are. I just find it interesting I have never come across any until reading this.

If one is indeed referred to as the husband, I would suggest an explanation in the bio section. It is probably the best you can do for the moment.
Using the bio is a good idea, thanks Deb.

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Here is a link to the WikiTree answer

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Non-Traditional_Families

Just as an aside, the several couples, women married to women,  that I know all refer to their spouse as ╩╗wife╩╗.
answered by Kristina Adams G2G6 Pilot (134k points)
selected by Betty Tindle
Brave new world!
Thank you Kristina.

"And aren'y we a brave new world to be able to ask such questions..not to mention among the privileged, who  (belllies full ) have the time to ask such questions. Ain't life as we know it....shall we say..."marvelous."

 

What?

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Genealogy traces the biological parents of an individual. This means one male and one female.

If you want to trace other relationships, such as adoptive parents, foster parents, god parents, guardianships, co-habitating individuals, or even a marriage that is not one male and one female, you can indicate this in the Biography section.

Note that the biological mother and father of a profile do not have to be married to each other. There is even a check box to not show them as married in each other's profiles.
answered by Richard Ryker G2G6 Mach 3 (32.9k points)

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