Oxford Dictionary Justifies Religious Right’s Fear In Changing Definition Of “Marriage”


We continually monitor the words in our dictionaries, paying particular [attention] to those words whose usage is shifting, so yes, this will happen with marriage…We are constantly monitoring usage in this area in order to consider what revisions and updates we may need to make. It’s worth pointing out that, as the OED is distinct from other dictionaries in being a historical record of the language, meanings of the past will remain, even while language changes and new ones are added.”

An Oxford University Press spokeswoman speaking with Gay Star News about changing the definition of marriage in the world’s most trusted dictionary to include the gays.