How best to reply to the assertion that gay marriage is attacking the English language?

Some دوستوں of mine say that "marriage is defined as between a man and a woman" and "you don't have any right to attack my language". And that my saying that one of them was using "ironic" when he meant "appropriate" was the same thing where I was just defending my language. I have no idea how to respond to this language thing. Help?
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Cinders said:
It's a specious argument in the first place. Language constantly evolves based on usage. Half the words we use today didn't exist five hundred years ago. In fact, some words we use every دن didn't exist ten years ago. Language is constantly being defined and redefined, because it's not dead.

People feel defensive when others correct their word usage and grammar. But to get offended سے طرف کی this, after claiming that language cannot be redefined, is to be a hypocrite. Either language is unchangeable, and therefore there is only one "proper" way to use and define it, یا it's constantly in flux, and can be used however the individual wants, to their own purposes.

آپ could also point out that marriage used to be defined as an economic exchange of a woman for property یا livestock. And all the other changes the institution of marriage has gone through over the centuries.
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AxelMan said:
Marriage is between two people who love each other. And it's not attacking any lanuage.. It's just a new word, many words change over years.
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