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2:04 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

'Marriage,' The Word At Heart Of Cultural Debate

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 2:32 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.

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