HuffPo: Petition Launched To Change The Dictionary Definition Of Marriage
May 22, 2012 — Amanda Terkel wrote about Mike Raven's petition urging Dictionary.com to correct the definition of marriage. Dictionary.com responded by saying, "We recognize that the word marriage is at the center of nationwide debate. As we continually seek the best way to convey how all words are being used in multiple contexts, we appreciate all suggestions regarding the description of the current semantic status of "marriage," and constantly strive to marry the multifaceted strands in a way that is as comprehensive as possible. As the first dictionary born digital, we are able to closely monitor and continually evolve word definitions to reflect their most current meanings. We refer you to our definition page for the word marriage, including detailed discussion of its origins, the many ways it is used and various definitions."