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Merriam-Webster, the publishers of “America’s Bestselling Dictionary” which has been guiding wordsmiths for almost 200 years, added the opinionated word “offensive” to its entry about “preference” and “sexual preference“.

The change comes after she was asked during her Senate hearing whether she supported any changes to gay marriage laws in the US.

Barrett’s answered, “I have never discriminated on the basis of sexual preference and would never discriminate on the basis of sexual preference.”

Just a few hours later, Merriam-Webster quietly updated their entry on this term to reflect some manufactured bigotry. 

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