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Merriam-Webster dictionary updates 'sexual preference' entry after Amy Coney Barrett hearing

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Merriam-Webster added the word "offensive" to its usage guidance of "preference" and "sexual preference" when referring to sexual orientation.
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News video: Amy Coney Barrett Uses Term Offensive To LGBTQ Community

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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett twice said “sexual preference” instead of “sexual orientation” when referring to the LGBTQ community, a term that suggests sexuality is a choice.

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