marriage equality

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marriage equality (uncountable)

  1. Equality and equal acceptance (particularly legal acceptance, but also social acceptance) of same-sex as well as heterosexual marriages.
  2. (LGBT, figuratively) Same-sex marriage, the union of two people of the same sex.
    • 2010, Tracy Baim, Obama and the Gays: A Political Marriage, page 139:
      [] said that he would vote for a federal marriage amendment if laws already banning marriage equality were to be struck down by federal courts.

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