Deeming the Supreme Court's June 26 ruling on marriage equality "highway robbery," a "pro-family" pundit wants the U.S. to adopt new language for same-sex marriages.
Pat Fagan, who is the director of the Family Research Council's Marriage and Religion Research Institute, would like marriages between two men referred to as "garriage," and those between two women "larriage," Right Wing Watch reports.
He also has an idea for a term to refer to both gay and lesbian unions.
"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,’" he said. "If you want a generic homosexual marriage, it’s 'harriage.'"
Fagan made the eyebrow-raising remarks during a Sept. 9 presentation by Ryan T. Anderson, a long-standing opponent of same-sex marriage, whose new book, Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, hit shelves Aug. 31.
He was quick to specify, however, that he isn't expecting the language to come into general use anytime soon.
"Getting these words into use, I think, is key," he said. "That will take time, but whomever holds the language ultimately holds the whole game."
Nice try, Pat.