from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Involving or restricted to members of the same sex: same-sex schools.
- adj. Of or involving gay men or lesbians: same-sex couples; same-sex marriage.
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- adj. Restricted to members of a single sex.
- adj. Of, or relating to homosexual men or women.
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The Bible is not specific, literate, or even concerned with what we call same-sex orientation or gay marriage.
There is no Hebrew or Greek cognate word in the Biblical text to reflect the modern term "same-sex orientation" or "homosexuality."
Perhaps this is the problem with straight people -- they don't understand the definition of same-sex marriage.
Their argument is that Walkerâ€™s long-term same-sex relationship created a potential significant personal interest for the judge in the outcome of the litigation.
Instead, the definition of same-sex unions would be determined by the people through their State legislatures or via referendum.
"I heard some people say they weren't comfortable with the idea of same-sex marriage," he said, describing himself as "crushed" and wavering between bitterness and sadness.
The action, which cleared the way for a final Senate vote Thursday, followed several hours of debate on amendments designed to make exceptions for people whose religious beliefs are at odds with the notion of same-sex couples marrying.
The officials said chaplains wouldn't be under any restrictions about how they referred to the ceremonies and, if their faiths allowed, they could refer to same-sex unions as marriage.
It was the first time that a chamber of the Legislature endorsed the idea of same-sex marriage.
In fact, the word "gay" has been used for centuries in English-speaking cultures to refer to same-sex attraction--usually by people amongst themselves, who were afraid of outright persecution if they didn't use code words.