Marriage /Mar¬īriage/ (?), n. [OE. mariage, F. mariage. See Marry, v. t.] 1. The act of marrying, or the state of being married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony. Marriage is honorable in all. Heb. xiii. 4.
Wise decision,Gary B. They'll probably redefine it in the relatively not to far off future any way. Next time, it'll probably not qualify the number of people engaging in "marriage", then it'll probably have to broaden the subjects who are getting "married"...and on and on which is the natural "progression" of choosing to deviate from the Standard.
Apparently also the Macmillan Dictionary as well, better keep an eye on these dictionary companies to make sure which one not to let into your house!
Mark 10 6 "But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE. 7 "FOR THIS CAUSE A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, 8 AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 "What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."
1 Corinthians 7 2 But because of immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.---NASB
Apparently these companies need to go to the ultimate authority to define marriage.