1. The state of being married; relation between husband and wife; married life; wedlock; matrimony
2. the act of marrying; wedding
3. the rite or form used in marrying
4. any close or intimate union.
Even back then, they don't specify opposite genders. "any close or intimate union".
Now of course you'll say they didn't think they had to back then... but yes, definitions change over time, and using the most recent one is most relevant to this discussion.
Just out of curiosity, I looked up "Troll" and there is NO reference to the internet; there are references to move in a circular direction; to sing rounds; to fish; and of course to supernatural beings. But nothing about internet behavior. AND in fact, there STILL is nothing about internet behaviour in the current definition -
Troll - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
So we know internet trolls exist, even though the definition doesn't include them.
Marriage between same sex IS part of the definition; why does anyone deny it?
history has never recognized homosexual relationships. doesn't mean they didn't happen but no law ever recognized the marriage. it was consistantly recognized as a man and a women.So? how is that relevant?
they didn't but activist judges are taking a very narrow ruling of the SC and making it a broad general ruling. The SC ruled that the federal government cannot define marriage it never said anything about the states that it technically was a state rights issue.The federal government only ended the lack of benefits for gay marriage if a state says they recognize the marriage, it in no way defines marriage as also gay marriage.
When did they change it?
activist judges are now taking a broad stroke and changing laws without cause simply because they don't like the laws.
we've shown you the dictionary definition
We've said that many states and countries don't define it as opposite sex only
we've pointed out the federal govt now accepts marriage as between same sex couples
That it is recent (2009 for Merriam Webster according to another poster) is irrelevant
So therefore, there is nothing more to say to you. You refuse to accept evidence presented and documented, you refuse to qualify your statement.
So - have a nice day. Your contribution to this forum has been unuseful.
yet ignoring the fact that many of them do.We've said that many states and countries don't define it as opposite sex only
no it doesn't it says that the federal government cannot define what marriage is.we've pointed out the federal govt now accepts marriage as between same sex couples
about as useful as ignoring opinions you don't agree with.Your contribution to this forum has been unuseful.