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Pat Fagan: Gay marriage should be called ‘garriage,’ and lesbian marriage ‘larriage’

Pat Fagan: Gay marriage should be called ‘garriage,’ and lesbian marriage ‘larriage’
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FRC's Pat Fagan
FRC’s Pat Fagan

Right Wing Watch reports that Pat Fagan, the director of The Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religious Research Institute, feels that opponents of marriage equality should refer to gay men’s marriage as “garriage,” and lesbian’s marriage as “larriage.” He proposed this in answer to Ryan T. Anderson, a marriage equality opponent who presented his new book “Truth Overruled” at FRC’s office, saying:

A proposal, something along this line, that we in the pro-family movement start using related terms, but keep “marriage” for what it always was. So we might call — and this is to be worked out — but something like, if you’re talking about gay marriage you call it “garriage.” If it’s lesbian, you call it “larriage.” If you want a generic homosexual marriage, it’s “harriage.” But getting these words into use I think is key. And that will take time, but whomever holds the language ultimately holds the whole game.

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