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Unformatted text preview: Homosexual and Bisexual Relationships Some couples do not fit into traditional models of marriage and family. A person who is attracted to members of the opposite sex is heterosexual , or “straight.” A person who is attracted to members of the same sex is homosexual , or “gay” (male) or “lesbian” (female). And a person who is attracted to members of both sexes is bisexual , or “bi.” Although the United States does not legally recognize same-sex marriages or unions, homosexuals and bisexuals (like heterosexuals) enjoy a variety of relationships. They live together, alone, with family or friends, or have housemates. They also come from all walks of life, socioeconomic levels, and backgrounds. Making generalizations about homosexual or bisexual relationships—romantic, social, working, or otherwise—is difficult, as is making generalizations about heterosexual...
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09