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Dwarves will get married occasionally. It is unknown if Dwarves will involve in same-sex relationships, but it does not appear so. Dwarves must be "lovers" before becoming married, the current mechanism is unknown. Dwarves may celebrate marriages with a party if you have provided a room for them to do so in. They may also choose to forego any formal celebration. After marriage they will share start to sleep in the same bed, share the same account (if the dwarven economy is in effect), and pop out babies like rabbits. Spouses share bedrooms, dining rooms, statue gardens, and zoos, which means that whenever a room of that type is assigned to a dwarf, it is also assigned to that dwarf's spouse (except in the case of pre-married immigrant nobles). However, spouses do not share offices or tombs.

In the Relationships screen (v,p,z,r), Husband or Wife tops the list, coming above their deity.

New migrants to the fortress can already be married when they arrive.

Siblings will not marry. However, if your fort has grandchildren of an immigrant, they can marry their aunt/uncle. More research is needed to discover precisely the limits of consanguinal relationships.

"Till death do us part" is not part of the Dwarven marriage vows - the deceased spouse of a widowed dwarf will continue to show up in the Relations screen, and rooms will still be listed as being owned by both partners. This also means that widowed dwarves do not remarry or initiate new romantic relationships.

When a married dwarf dies, all owned items will be inherited by the surviving spouse. This includes clothing, so a drowning death may lead to constant complaints about not being able to store owned items.

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