But it is a worse violation of the marimÃ© code for a Roma female to marry a gadjo, because Roma women are the guarantors for the survival of the population.
In the case of a mixed marriage, many tribes consider the children Roma only if the father is Roma.
This is a way of maintaining tribal and social purity.
If a Roma male marries a gadji, his community may eventually accept her, provided that she adopts the Romani way of life.
The children of landowners would be expected to marry to increase the size of the acreage.
A surprising fact is that young men were treated in a similar way as to women!
Since the Church of England Marriage Measure 2008 and Marriage (Wales) Act 2010, the right to marry in a church was extended to churches that their parents or grandparents were married in or if they were baptised or confirmed in it.Just as today a woman's wedding was one of the most important days of her life.The major difference to Elizabethan wedding customs to a modern day Western marriage is that the woman had very little, if any, choice in who her husband might be.He or she is expected to marry someone within their particular tribe and most Roma conform by marrying within their group.Even with respect to other Roma, permissible marriage choices may be restricted.