The civil rights movement for marriage equality is often accused of wanting to change the definition of marriage. That's blatant hyperbole, but Mike Raven's new Change.org petition asking Dictionary.com to make its definition of marriage more gay friendly actually provides a legitimate instance of just that.
Dictionary.com, which receives nearly 50 million visits a month, provides two separate entries under "marriage," one for heterosexual, one for homosexual. Recalling the old but true adage that separate is never equal, Ravens (and 6,000 folks who've already signed his petition) wants Dictionary.com to catch up with the times.
“I started this campaign, in part, from my love and fascination with words; and most of all, from the love I have for my twin sister Ashley, who is gay,” Mike explained, “I decided that if this whole argument comes down to an intangible definition, then it’s time for that definition to be corrected.”
“There is only one kind of marriage, and that’s one between two loving adults: husband and wife, husband and husband, or wife and wife,” Raven said. “Regardless of gender, marriage only needs one definition.”
Head here to check out Raven's Change.org petition.