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I think it is time for this country to recognize that marriage can be between two people who are committed to each other. Yes, historically, in the United States, marriage has been defined a relationship between a man and a women. However, word definitions can change. Here are a few word definitions that have changed through time:
- meat meant any food
- awful meant deserving of awe
- brave meant cowardice (as in bravado)
- counterfeit meant legitimate copy
- tell meant to count
- girl meant young person of either gender
- hag meant old person of either gender
You'll find more examples here and here.
If people do want to limit the definition of marriage to one man and one woman who are joined for the purpose of producing children and creating a family then I think we need to invalidate a lot more marriages in this country.
Alternatively, how about letting churches define marriages however they like and have the states get out of the marriage business and let them recognize domestic partnerships instead?
I predict one day people will be as appalled by prohibitions to gay marriages as people today are appalled by those old laws preventing woman from voting.