gay marry

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from gay marriage.

Verb[edit]

gay marry (third-person singular simple present gay marries, present participle gay marrying, simple past and past participle gay married)

  1. (transitive, nonstandard) To marry (a person of the same sex).
  2. (intransitive, nonstandard) To marry a person of the same sex.
    • 2004, Greg Wharton, Ian Philips, I Do/I Don't: Queers on Marriage, p. 219
      First, sex doesn't hover cutely over the ceremony, because everyone assumes gay-marrying types are the least-sexual gay people.
  3. (transitive, nonstandard) To unite in a gay marriage; to unite in marriage to someone of the same sex.