Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Look up the word marriage in The American Heritage Dictionary and the first entry reads “the legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife.” Read a little further and the following definition is found: “a union between two persons having the customary but usually not the legal force of marriage.” While the dictionary can’t provide a definitive explanation of marriage, 68% of Likely Voters take the traditional approach and define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that only 29% believe marriage can be the union of any two people.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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