Uh Oh! Webster changes definition of marriage (plus Colbert video)!

Uh oh. Right wing freakout time! You know how the right wing "family values" types (not to mention half these "family values" types are wife-beaters/divorcees/child molesters) keep telling you how they are fighting so hard to protect "the definition of marriage.?" It seems they forgot to go after the thing where words are actually defined. Ahem, the dictionary. It seems that in 2003, Merriam-Webster started defining marriage as the following:
Main Entry: mar·riage          Listen to the pronunciation of marriage
Pronunciation: \ˈmer-ij, ˈma-rij\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English mariage, from Anglo-French, from marier to marry
Date: 14th century

1 a (1): the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2): the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage b: the mutual relation of married persons : wedlock c: the institution whereby individuals are joined in a marriage
2: an act of marrying or the rite by which the married status is effected ; especially : the wedding ceremony and attendant festivities or formalities
3: an intimate or close union

Oh no! It's going to rain lightening on Webster now. Nooooooo! They tried so long as so badly and with so much bigotry to protect "the definition of marriage." But now the damn dictionary one-ups right wing zealots? Now what do they do? Can you enact an amendment to Merriam-Webster by a referendum on the ballot? Is the sky going to fall apart because marriage, defined by Webster, has forever has its definition changed? Duck!

And here's a perfect response from Stephen Colbert:

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