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1. A bond shared by a man and a woman, 2 men, or 2 women.
2. A ceremony celebrated by many religions as a holy covenant.
1. Hey me and girlfriend are going to enter the bonds of marriage soon.
2. A Wiccan marriage is known as a handfasting.
by ajnachakraguy June 22, 2009
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–noun 1. the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc.
2. the state, condition, or relationship of being married; wedlock: a happy marriage.
3. the legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of a man and woman to live as husband and wife, including the accompanying social festivities: to officiate at a marriage.
4. a relationship in which two people have pledged themselves to each other in the manner of a husband and wife, without legal sanction: trial marriage; homosexual marriage.
5. any close or intimate association or union: the marriage of words and music in a hit song.
6. a formal agreement between two companies or enterprises to combine operations, resources, etc., for mutual benefit; merger.
7. a blending or matching of different elements or components: The new lipstick is a beautiful marriage of fragrance and texture.
8. Cards. a meld of the king and queen of a suit, as in pinochle. Compare royal marriage.
9. a piece of antique furniture assembled from components of two or more authentic pieces.
10. Obsolete. the formal declaration or contract by which act a man and a woman join in wedlock.
thats how dictionary.com defines it.

now i may have miss read how this is worded but it seems to me that under deffinition 5 that gay marriage should be allowed. i mean it is marriage by deffinition. and same with deffinition 4, hell it even says homosexual marriage. and number 2 says nothing about sex. and note there is a difference between gender and sex. with gender being sexual identity in relation to society and culture. so yeah a male could be a woman and a female could be a man.
so in reality your deffinition approach to anti gay marriage is wrong. it being religious well deffinition says its a social institution. so yeah you amy be against it but it is not constitutional wrong. first amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
so yeah you cant go off of religion.
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1) The formal recognition of the fact that people want to be with each other, in a romantic manner.

2) (in some cultures) the formal recognition of the fact that people's parents want their children to be with each other, in a romantic manner.

3) (among many conservatives) Some unspecified thing that's between a man and a woman. (They keep insisting on this definition to the exclusion of others.)

4) (among many liberals) Some unspecified thing that's between two people, not necessarily a man and a woman.

5) An excuse for politics.
If marriage is between a man and a woman, can someone please tell me who the man is and who the woman is? I'd like to see it. For all we know, it may be some creature that looks like a giraffe.
by Ricky the Nudnik February 06, 2012
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much less sex to the woman the man loves.

the woman chops her beautiful long hair.
"even though we have a new marriage, does not give you the selection to slice your hair off.
by pnamajck November 01, 2010
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The last legal form of slavery.
Wife: Honey, can you go pick up the kids from school? I'm exhausted from buying groceries today.

Husband: FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU AND THIS WHOLE MARRIAGE THING.
by PNwest December 05, 2008
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a trap created by women that can lasts for life.
Ah man I fell into marriage with this one chick and now shes holding out her hand for all my hard work money each week.
by Mark872 September 20, 2011
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The death of all joy.

An expensive hobby.

Marriage has been known to be the bringer of reality, crushing dreams, and ending your belief in such things as fairy tales and love.

Ahould not be taken lighlty. But sometimes, too often, is just a joke. Not a true commitment, but just another word.

Enter with care, if you dare do so at all.
"Hes leaving, and all my dreams are crushed into pieces, like my heart, on the floor...I suppose theres no such thing as 'Happily every after'...i feel so stupid"

"Oh, girl you sound so cynical!...Let me guess? Your marriage ended ALREADY?"
by XoSnowWhiteXo February 09, 2010
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