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March 19, 2009

Merriam-Webster dictionary acknowledges same-sex marriage

Some of the early court decisions against same-sex marriage relied (somewhat circularly) on dictionary definitions of marriage in order to hold that it was impossible for two persons of the same sex to marry.  The Merriam-Webster dictionary, along with some others, appears to have now foreclosed that line of argument

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