Gay Marriage Gets Recognition In The Dictionary

Same-sex marriage might not be recognized in most states, but it is in the dictionary.

Merriam-Webster included a secondary definition of marriage to
recognize same-sex relationships years before gay couples were
allowed to tie the knot in any state.

A spokesman of the Springfield, Mass., company says the change was made in 2003 to reflect the popularity of the term "same-sex marriage" in print and common usage.

The change had gone largely unnoticed until the conservative World Net Daily news site reported it Tuesday.

Only two states in the country legally recognize gay marriage.


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  • by Samantha Location: Washington, NC on Apr 19, 2009 at 06:33 PM
    So every couple should have children? What about overpopulation and infertile couples? What of them?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 20, 2009 at 11:12 AM
    Kat, I am with you. I just posted on the goat and sheep rape issue....it clarifies that we should allow to marry and where are our rights? By the way, my sheep found out I was seeing a goat, boy was she vindictive, ate everything just like a goat.
  • by C on Mar 20, 2009 at 07:00 AM
    Samantha: Okay, let's look at this from a purely biological standpoint. The fact that men cannot get pregnant, plus the fact that women cannot get other women pregnant, says it all. It's just WRONG, pure and simple. Dignifying this vile sickness with marriage is even more so. Respectfully, C
  • by C on Mar 20, 2009 at 06:50 AM
    Okay, Ank, believe what you will. You are entitled to your opinion. If you were right, I would agree with you.
  • by Samantha Location: Washington, NC on Mar 20, 2009 at 04:41 AM
    You do realize that marriage is man made, do you not? Marriage was not created by the Lord. Jesus Christ never married. He even said, marriage was made from men. Therefore the definition of marriage can be changed. I personally believe it should be "The Holy union of two consenting adults" preferably those in love. Simply because that is what marriage should be based on.
  • by Ank Location: Greenville on Mar 19, 2009 at 11:29 PM
    Only one problem with your post Ashley: There is no God.
  • by Leslie Location: Pitt County on Mar 19, 2009 at 02:17 PM
    To Anonymous: Not everyone believes in the Bible. Why should that dictate what is acceptable in society?
  • by Blake S. Location: Greenville on Mar 19, 2009 at 01:43 PM
    I completely agree Anonymous, BUT, there is still the issue of "pass no judgment". No it's NOT right and never will be but it's no ones place BUT the Lord's to place judgment.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2009 at 10:42 AM
    Dear Leslie, on the matter of same sex marriage your right there should not be a debate. It is written in the Holy bible that it's wrong and it should not be done. It's an abomination to the lord. The homosexuals do not have a right under the constitution to marry, because the constitution defines marriage as a man and woman. They men who made the document would gag if they knew people messed it up the way it’s being taken now. It’s not what Marriage is.
  • by Blake S. Location: Greenville on Mar 19, 2009 at 07:42 AM
    I agree with C and Leslie. We shouldn't judge, because that is no better than the same-sex marriage deal itself. Although, it doens't make it right in the eyes of God. There is also the issue that God cannot be discussed (to a certain degree) but we can have gay marriage? This is what bugs me about this country/world.
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