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Re "Gay couples should find a new word," by Arlene Griffiths, Forum, Jan. 17:

From the Reader's Digest dictionary, copyright 1966, based on the Funk and Wagnalls Standard College Dictonary,


1. The state of being married ; a legal contract, entered into by a man and a woman, etc

2. The act of marrying, etc

3. Any close union.

Enough said, methinks

Leonard Klopfenstein

Salt Lake City

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