[lg policy] So how do dictionaries define "marriage" anyway?

Baron, Dennis E debaron at illinois.edu
Thu Apr 30 04:02:00 UTC 2015


There’s a new post on the Web of Language:

So how do dictionaries define “marriage" anyway?

During oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, Chief Justice Roberts wondered whether making same-sex marriage legal would nullify traditional dictionary definitions of “marriage.”  The Chief Justice can relax: new definitions of “marriage” won’t replace older ones, and expanding the legal scope of marriage won’t invalidate or discourage heterosexual unions. So just how do dictionaries define “marriage”? Read the Web of Language to find out: http://bit.ly/1B29f6v



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