It is on those issues—not global warming, ethnic purity, or gay marriage —that the political future will now turn.
Still, the news was momentous, largely because it reinforced yet again the idea that gay marriage is perhaps inevitable.
Michele Bachmann supports states rights on gay marriage, but also supports a constitutional amendment outlawing it.
Evolution: the right risk for the president on gay marriage.
John Avlon talks to the duo about the last legal hope of gay marriage in California.
Maybe take a page from Republicans who in 2004 were able to get gay marriage bans on the ballots in 11 States.
The only question he sidestepped was on gay marriage, where Obama said he was not going to make news “today.”
Quite literally,” powerhouse pundit George Will proclaimed on This Week, “the opposition to gay marriage is dying.
Obama's recent speeches on immigration policy and gay marriage, for instance, appeal more to democrats than independents.
And on gay marriage he is to the right of Dick Cheney and Ken Mehlman and Ted Olson.
c.1300, "action of marrying, entry into wedlock;" also "state or condition of being husband and wife, matrimony, wedlock;" from Old French mariage "marriage; dowry" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *maritaticum (11c.), from Latin maritatus, past participle of maritatre "to wed, marry, give in marriage" (see marry (v.)). The Vulgar Latin word also is the source of Italian maritaggio, Spanish maridaje.
Meaning "a union of a man and woman for life by marriage, a particular matrimonial union" is early 14c. Meanings "the marriage vow, formal declaration or contract by which two join in wedlock;" also "a wedding, celebration of a marriage; the marriage ceremony" are from late 14c. Figurative use (non-theological) "intimate union, a joining as if by marriage" is from early 15c.
[W]hen two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition until death do them part. [G.B. Shaw, preface to "Getting Married," 1908]Marriage counseling recorded by 1939. Marriage bed, figurative of marital intercourse generally, is attested from 1580s (bed of marriage is from early 15c.).