Skip to comments.As states legalize gay marriage, the ramifications to the English language are profound
Posted on 05/22/2009 10:52:20 AM PDT by wrrock
Now with same gender marriages, the term has changed the traditional meanings of "husband" or "wife." Husband is applied to males, and wife to females. Now, we have to wrestle with the confusion that a marriage can have 2 husbands or 2 wives, similarly children of these relationships, either genetically related or adopted, can have 2 mothers or 2 fathers.
Those of us who deal with words find this particularly confusing. If a "husband" can be the married partner of a male, then where does my male "husband" who is married to me, a female, fit into this vernacular. Given that at one time or another, we all wished that we had an extra "wife" or "husband," however, that's a whole different issue involving harems, polygamy and the like.
Husbandry, a derivation of this term in the 14th century, referred to the care of the household. Marriage, ostensibly, was to create a stable and committed environment for the raising of children with ascribed roles for husbands and wives in providing for the family unit. Prior to the technology age, the only way to procreate involved this union between a man and a woman.
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I can’t even read this article it makes me so sick.
When you lose control of the language, you lose control of rational thought....
Maybe that is the objective, reducing us all to gibbering chimpanzees.
Ar maybe just pansies.
LOL. I’m sorry but the words “Gay Marriage” and ramification in the title made me crack up.....HAHAHAHAHA nice double entendre
One of the prime objectives of the gay marriage Trojan Horse scam is to render concepts like “husband”, “wife”, “child” and “family” obsolete, the better to achieve the ultimate goal of destroying bourgeois civilization and replacing it with a collectivist utopian anthill ruled over by a political elite.
Basically, the society depicted in Orwell’s “1984”.
Do they have the homo version of fornication and adultery?
The Orwellian tactic of redefining the meaning of words in order to control thinking patterns is in full effect these days.
Can we just secede from this pro-death, anti-traditionalist culture? We need a homeland of our own.
Its simple: first fag, second fag; upper dyke, lower dyke.
Poor poor children.
What are we doing to them?
Yes we do.
Any of the southern states are temperate and already come equipped with military bases....
And how are they going to define “consummation?”
OK, then. I choose to have two "right" hands. No one has the right to "impose" their archaic view of "left" and "right" on me. I'll get the law to recognize this through a flurry of lawsuits. I'll be driving all over the road in no time.
Yes, using the terms husband and wife are already politically incorrect.
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