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traditional marriage

1. A term for marriage between a man and a woman, typically used by those who consider the marriage of a same-sex couple to not be legitimate. Of course I value traditional marriage, but I don't understand why same-sex marriage can't be legal as well.
2. A marriage featuring the traditional customs of a particular group or society. In this country, a traditional marriage is celebrated with a lengthy religious ceremony attended by the entire town.
See also: marriage
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That's why some leading traditional-marriage activists insist that the movement must continue to press arguments on the marriage question itself, even as religious liberty takes center stage in their political and policy strategizing.
Anderson is one of the top theoreticians of the traditional-marriage movement.
Pugno and other traditional-marriage supporters envision a different scenario for the future of the issue in California, saying demographic trends actually favor their own views.
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