same-sex marriage

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Noun1.same-sex marriage - two people of the same sex who live together as a family; "the legal status of same-sex marriages has been hotly debated"
couple, twosome, duet, duo - a pair who associate with one another; "the engaged couple"; "an inseparable twosome"
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(seim) adjective
(usually with the).
1. alike; very similar. The houses in this road are all the same; You have the same eyes as your brother (has).
2. not different. My friend and I are the same age; He went to the same school as me.
3. unchanged. My opinion is the same as it always was.
(usually with the) the same thing. He sat down and we all did the same.
(usually with the) in the same way. I don't feel the same about you as I did.
all/just the same
nevertheless. I'm sure I locked the door, but, all the same, I think I'll go and check.
at the same time
1. together.
2. nevertheless. Mountain-climbing is fun, but at the same time we must not forget the danger.
be all the same to
to be a matter of no importance to. I'll leave now, if it's all the same to you.
same here
I think, feel etc the same. `This job bores me.' `Same here.'
same-sex ˈmarriage noun
a homosexual marriage between two men or two women.
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Unlike previous studies (for example, Lannutti & Lachlan, 2007; Pearl & Galupo, 2007; Swank & Raiz, 2010), we purposefully included sexual minority respondents in the sample, on the premise that not all sexual minority faculty may support same-sex marriage. Though level of education is an important factor in national studies about attitudes toward gay and lesbian people (Herek & Capitanio, 1995; Lewis, 2003) and in polls on same-sex marriage (Ipsos-Reid, 2004), we did not examine the role of education because of the educational homogeneity of our sample: all graduate degree holders.
Last summer, when New York became the sixth and largest state to legalize same-sex marriage, Governor Andrew Cuomo urged other states to follow New York's lead.
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The parallels between Big Love's representation of polygamy and contemporary debates around same-sex marriage are too obvious to miss.
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Supports just about every gay right imaginable and at a San Francisco press conference during the 2004 presidential campaign said that he believes same-sex marriage "is a fundamental civil rights issue.
Political correctness is framed largely, although not exclusively, around life and family issues: sexual freedom, abortion, same-sex marriage, the right for same-sex couples to adopt children, euthanasia and easy divorce (with same-sex marriage being the flavour of the day.
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Since 1998, nineteen states have passed constitutional bans on same-sex marriage, though Nebraska's and Georgia's were struck down and are under appeal.
There is an ongoing international as well as national battle over the issue of same-sex marriage which involves profound legal, social, political, and moral considerations--invoking the most basic understandings of values, traditions, and prejudices.