To state that its definition can be changed without effecting others, is a lie.
All semantics aside, I'm very curious how exactly "changing the meaning of marriage" has affected its value and intent. "Gay marriage" has been legal in the United States nationally since June 26th, 2015 and in the state of Massachusetts since 2004.* Has marriage been changed for heterosexual couples who were married previously? I'm a man and just married my wife this past December... how has my marriage been altered by the fact that two men or two women can also be married?
Same-sex marriage is also legal in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England / Wales, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay... most of these countries legalized gay marriage years before the United States.
And yet, as far as I could tell, not a thing has changed. Society hasn't collapsed or anything. It's almost as if the only that has changed is more people are filing as married on their income taxes and getting other legal benefits of getting married... And there will probably, sadly, be more people getting divorced. Oddly enough, the people who have been preaching that gay marriage would someone ruin the institution of marriage did not seem nearly as concerned about the ever increasing divorce rate in the USA.
Edited by JerrySizzler, 12 January 2016 - 09:37 AM.