New Word for the old Marriage

June 29th, 2013 by Nathaniel Coleman AKA Jonathan Whitcomb Leave a reply »

A nonfiction author in Long Beach, California, has introduced a new word for the husband-wife relationship: “adahmeve” (pronounced ah-‘dahm-eev). Jonathan Whitcomb explains that recent government actions in the United States have effectively changed the meaning of the word “marriage,” leaving his society without a word for the union of husband and wife. On June 28, 2013, the same day that same-gender marriages began to be licensed in California, Whitcomb introduced “adahmeve” to allow that ancient relationship of husband-wife to continue to have a name.

Two days earlier, The U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that the group of private individuals (who were trying to save Proposition 8) did not have the authority to bring up the matter before them. Although a majority of Californians had voted to keep marriage between a husband and wife, elected officials in that state fought against Proposition 8. The normal procedure for an American state in defending a state law in the U.S. Federal Supreme Court is for the governor or his representative to defend it. The Californian governor refused to do so, apparently leaving no possible person or persons who could authoritatively represent the case in the Supreme Court. The vote in Washington was deeply divided: 5-4.

Andy Pugno, Proposition-8 General Counsel in the case, announced on June 28th, “We just received word that the Ninth Circuit, without waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision to become final and depriving us of our right to ask for reconsideration, has rushed forward to order same-sex marriage licenses. This outrageous act of judicial tyranny tops off a chronic pattern of lawlessness, throughout this case, by judges and politicians hell-bent on thwarting the vote of the people to redefine marriage by any means, even outright corruption.

Whitcomb suggests that the case illustrates a disturbing weakness in American government. A corrupt governor may combine efforts with one corrupt judge to nullify the vote of millions of the people by making it impossible for a case to be judged by the United States Supreme Court. In this case, according to Whitcomb, the husband-wife relationship no longer has a name specific to itself, unless a new word becomes popular as a replacement. He suggests “adahmeve.”

a young husband and wife hold their new-born baby girl


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