The Corner

Language in the Paper of Record

A news story in the New York Times today uses the phrase “opposite-sex marriage”:

In the courtroom, Mr. Cooper’s arguments seemed to fall of their own weight. The government should be allowed to favor opposite-sex marriages, Mr. Cooper said, in order “to channel naturally procreative sexual activity between men and women into stable, enduring unions.”

According to Bill Donahue, this is the fifth use of the phrase in the news there, the tenth time in the paper.