Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Webster Redefines Marriage

If there was any doubt left in your mind about the culture war that we are involved in, check out the entry for "marriage" at Merriam-Webster. H/T Doctor Bulldog:

\ˈmer-ij, ˈma-rij\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English mariage, from Anglo-French, from marier to marry
Date: 14th century
1 a (1): the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2): the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage b: the mutual relation of married persons : wedlock c: the institution whereby individuals are joined in a marriage2: an act of marrying or the rite by which the married status is effected ; especially : the wedding
ceremony and attendant festivities or formalities3: an intimate or close union

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