- The Washington Times - Friday, November 9, 2012

In passing Question 6, Maryland’s voters changed the meaning of the word “marriage.” The reformulation of marriage entails the dilution of the family — a fundamental institution of human society and a source of resistance to the state.

Molding society by manipulating language and, consequently, thought was a technique of the regime depicted in George Orwell’s novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four.” That this is now being done by popular vote may be ironic, but it is hardly surprising.

ANDREW SOROKOWSKI

Rockville