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a unification between two people who love eachother deeply
"samantha and henry loved eachother, so they got married."
"tanya asked for her beloved susanne's hand in marriage."
by katie_marina February 06, 2007
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n. The Act of Holy Matrimony. According to many religious groups, always reserved for heterosexual couples.

The Act of Marriage, contrary to popular religious opinion, is really the holy joining of two individuals bonded by true love and affection for each other. This is a bond avalible to all, regardless of the gender of either party involved, however, it is reserved only for those who truly care for each other and are ready for the commitment.
George - "Peter, I love you so much! Let's get married!" Peter - "I love you as well. But let's only get married when we are sure we're ready to make the commitment to each other."
by The Light of Reason February 20, 2005
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a union that more and more minors are starting to form, mostly caused by unwanted oopsie-babies. thus causing divorcing earlier in life.
young 13-year-old: Mom, Dad, jason has proposed. isn't it wonderful?
Mom, Dad: yes honey! whens the marriage?
young 13-year-old: and we found out last week that im pregnant! now i get a happyf amily!
by lo-dog December 27, 2005
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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.

by PNwest December 05, 2008
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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.
by a straight male tired of oppresion February 18, 2007
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1. The legalised prostitution of women.
2. The legalised cuckolding of men.
3. Another issue the Theocratic Right uses to hold down anyone who expresses their sexuality in a manner they disapprove of (see bisexuality, homosexuality, polyamory, etcetera).

4. Another issue the Theocratic Right uses to distract the American Public from what's really going on.
Preacher: "Do you, Mary, promise to love and obey John?"
Mary: "I do."
Preacher: "And do you, John, promise to love and not lust after Mary?"
John: "I do."
by InaGoddessEye December 28, 2004
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A cultural sanction that is out of date and not needed. Basically, a woman becomes a slave to her husband and must legally refuse her name thereby being robbed of her identity.
Alice Smith is now Mrs. Peter Asshole. She went through marriage yesterday.
by Thinking is not a crime May 27, 2009
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