Oxford Dictionary Will Change Definition Of "Marriage" To Include Gay Couples

You want the definition of marriage? Go look it up.

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The press spokeswoman for Oxford University stated:

We are constantly monitoring usage in this area in order to consider what revisions and updates we may need to make. It's worth pointing out that, as the OED is distinct from other dictionaries in being a historical record of the language, meanings of the past will remain, even while language changes and new ones are added.

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