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Thu June 14, 2012
'Marriage,' The Word At Heart Of Cultural Debate
Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 1:32 pm
In a recent column, Ben Zimmer wrote, "Is there any word currently more contested in our culture than marriage?" As the debate about same-sex marriage continues, he examines the definition of marriage and the ways advocates and opponents of same-sex unions use language to advance their positions.