10/08/2012 11:18 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Definition of Marriage

Last week, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone was installed as the Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco. Cordileone, an architect of Prop. 8 and one of the church's most outspoken opponents of gay rights, recently told the National Catholic Register:

If we don't save marriage, things will get very dark. The idea that you can change the definition of marriage is a lie.

This "Definitional Objection" to marriage equality is one of the biggest non-arguments in the marriage debate, as I explain in this video:

In short: Marriage changes, and so does language. What never seems to change is the right wing's propensity for circular arguments.