Thought for the morning coffee

The recent efforts to promote lesbian and gay marriage also promote a norm that threatens to render illegitimate and abject those sexual arrangements that do not comply with the marriage norm in either its existing or its revisable form. At the same time, the homophobic objections to lesbian and gay marriage expand out through the culture question thus becomes, how does one oppose the marriage norm as the exclusive or most highly valued social arrangement of queer sexual lives?

From Undoing Gender by Judith Butler

Thought for the morning coffee


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