[percy-l] gay marriage

Sara Carter saracarter2 at juno.com
Tue Aug 12 12:19:33 EDT 2003

another observation:
how about the marriage of two minds??

Sara Carter

On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 10:53:59 -0500 "Parlin, Steven" <PARLINS at culver.org>

Just a quick comment on the public debate regarding "gay marriage" 

I wonder what Percy would make of this, at least from a semantic point of
view. 'Marriage' refers to a specific thing, the union of man and woman,
and whether one argues that such definitions can be stretched and
broadened and altered to be more inclusive, the truth is they can't. For
example, no one would really allow 'flock of fish' or 'swarm of cows'
(unless for effect). Such words refer to specific things. So, leaving the
moral arguments aside, on purely semantic terms, homosexuals can't be
'married' any more than fish can flock or cows can swarm. 

Just an observation. 

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