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01:06 Same-Sex Marriage Homophobia Fear or hatred of homosexuals No word that denotes gay-hating ‘Phobia’ – psychologizes the problem (individual) Heterosexism – systemic Contradiction – heterosexuality depicted as normal and/or natural but defended as if it  were perpetually fragile Anti-Gay Attitudes Rational self-interest Fear of sexual assault Rejection of feminine Confrontation with (real of more likely imagined) discomfort with homoerotic feelings Masculinity under constant psychic threat Homophobia and straight men Encourages devaluation of the feminine Hyper-masculine behavior (proving masculinity) Limitation on behavior Restriction of freedom for straight men Same-Sex Marriage Lawrence v. Texas (2003) 2004 Mass. Recognizes same-sex marriage
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’04 & ’05 constitutional amendment proposed to ban same-sex marriage
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Unformatted text preview: 1996 law DOMA – federal government will not recognize same-sex marriage State Laws 34 states have law prohibiting same-sex marriage 27 states ban same-sex marriage in the constiution 41 states have statutes against same-sex marriage Only CT, MA, NJ, NM, NY, RI, VT, CA have no prohibitions VT, NJ – civil unions, NY, CA – domestic partnership, MA, CT – marriage Ballot Initiatives in 2006 AZ – ban SS and CU Marriage Not ‘immovable pillar of society’ Constantly redefined Traditional marriage Recent changes in Marriage Contraception Marriage disconnected from children Divorce Gender equality Capitalist economy What is the marriage debate about? Ceremony Religious freedom Civil law Equality (legal and symbolic) 01:06 01:06...
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