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[[Hahren]]s in alienages will also help to arrange marriages for those elves who have no parents or means to arrange a marriage on their behalf.<ref>As Hahren [[Valendrian]] helped to arrange [[Soris]]'s marriage in the [[City Elf Origin]].</ref>
 
[[Hahren]]s in alienages will also help to arrange marriages for those elves who have no parents or means to arrange a marriage on their behalf.<ref>As Hahren [[Valendrian]] helped to arrange [[Soris]]'s marriage in the [[City Elf Origin]].</ref>
   
In the Tevinter Imperium, powerful mage families often orchestrate arranged marriages to improve the chances of having children with the potential to become "perfect" mages.<ref>[[David Gaider]] (June 27, 2014). [http://www.dragonage.com/#!/en_US/news/character-profile-dorian Character Profile Dorian]. Dragon Age.</ref>
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In the [[Tevinter Imperium]], powerful mage families often orchestrate arranged marriages to improve the chances of having children with the potential to become "perfect" mages.<ref>[http://www.dragonage.com/#!/en_US/news/character-profile-dorian Dorian Interview with David Gaider] .</ref>
   
 
In Antiva, it is acceptable for parents to arrange matches for their children.
 
In Antiva, it is acceptable for parents to arrange matches for their children.
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There is pressure in certain circles, such as the elves and the human nobility, to marry an opposite-gendered partner, but this is motivated by pragmatism rather than morality; a homosexual couple cannot have biological children. For a diminished race like the dwarves, it is vital that every fertile individual produce offspring, and human noble families place great stock in the continuity of bloodlines in order to have clear heirs to noble titles and fortunes, and thus avoid the conflicts that often erupt when succession is not clear.
 
There is pressure in certain circles, such as the elves and the human nobility, to marry an opposite-gendered partner, but this is motivated by pragmatism rather than morality; a homosexual couple cannot have biological children. For a diminished race like the dwarves, it is vital that every fertile individual produce offspring, and human noble families place great stock in the continuity of bloodlines in order to have clear heirs to noble titles and fortunes, and thus avoid the conflicts that often erupt when succession is not clear.
   
In Tevinter, same-sex relationships between nobles are largely hidden. These relationships are encouraged with favored [[Slavery|slaves]].<ref>{{Cite wot|72}}</ref>
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In Tevinter, same-sex relationships between nobles are largely hidden. These relationships are encouraged with favored [[slaves]].<ref>''[[World of Thedas]]'', Vol.1, pg. 72.</ref> Some mages fight against this repression, however.<ref>[http://www.dragonage.com/#!/en_US/news/character-profile-dorian Dorian Interview with David Gaider].</ref>
   
 
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== Interspecies ==
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