Why Straight Women Are Marrying Each Other

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In the Mara region of northern Tanzania, Abigail Haworth discovers an empowering tribal tradition undergoing a modern revival.

In the Kurya’s polygamous culture, rising numbers of younger Kurya women are choosing to “marry” another woman instead. The arrangement gives them more autonomy, combining all the benefits of a stable home with the ability to choose their own male sexual partners.