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Marriage and the meaning of the word

Posted: February 19, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: February 19, 2013 2:00 a.m.

"Marriage" is shorthand for a specific legal arrangement between a man and a woman, just as "corporation" or "limited partnership" is a specific legal arrangement between shareholders, business partners, etc.


If entrants to a legal arrangement can change the requirements for a title, or assume another title as they prefer, then that title ceases to have meaning, since there is no basis for limiting such changes/assumptions to only some preferences but not others.


And even if such a move is made by "society" the dilemma remains, since the title’s standard is still being changed ad hoc for the sake of an individually favored preference.








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