Etymology of the word marriage

The modern English word “marriage” derives from Middle English mariage, which first appears in 1250–1300 C.E. This in turn is derived from Old French marier (to marry) and ultimately Latin marītāre (to marry) and marītus (of marriage).[13]

I’ve recently gotten into a debate about gay marriage on this blog post here:Gays are an “abomination” and should “surely be put to death”: Leviticus says it, Miss Beverly Hills 2010 believes it, and that settles it?

his reply thing is kind of limiting so I’m going to play out parts of my research in this post and then cut and paste over to my replies, so this might seem even more garbled and disjointed than my normal hack blog style