David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Radical Philosophy Today 3:83-89 (2006)
In many ways, the struggle for gay and lesbian rights has come of age, and mainstream politics in the USA shows signs of embracing the votes and monetary contributions of organized gay and lesbian constituents. But the author warns that a movement for sexual liberation pays too high a price when it mimics a conservative language of “family values.” Since the framework of “family” language is implicated in structures of heteronormativity and patriarchy, sexual liberation that plays the “family language” game will be drawn into a narrowing politics of nondiscrimination. Furthermore, argues the author, the right to marry cannot be considered a human right, since it is always bound to local statutes and custom. Therefore, gay and lesbian liberation that seeks truly universalizable principles will do better to not ensnare its struggle in “family values.”
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Alan Sears (2005). Queer Anti-Capitalism: What's Left of Lesbian and Gay Liberation? Science and Society 69 (1):92 - 112.
Mark Blasius & Shane Phelan (eds.) (1997). We Are Everywhere: A Historical Sourcebook of Gay and Lesbian Politics. Routledge.
Cheshire Calhoun (2002). Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement. OUP Oxford.
Damien W. Riggs (2007). Reassessing the Foster-Care System: Examining the Impact of Heterosexism on Lesbian and Gay Applicants. Hypatia 22 (1):132-148.
Lori Watson (2003). Cheshire Calhoun, Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement:Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement. Ethics 113 (2):396-400.
Chris Cuomo (2007). Dignity and the Right to Be Lesbian or Gay. Philosophical Studies 132 (1):75 - 85.
Sonja J. Ellis * (2004). Rights‐Based Reasoning in Discussions About Lesbian and Gay Issues: Implications for Moral Educators. Journal of Moral Education 33 (1):71-86.
Sonja J. Ellis (2002). Moral Reasoning and Homosexuality: The Acceptability of Arguments About Lesbian and Gay Issues. Journal of Moral Education 31 (4):455-467.
Stephen M. Engel (2001). The Unfinished Revolution: Social Movement Theory and the Gay and Lesbian Movement. Cambridge University Press.
Gary Hicks & Hillary Warren (1998). Whose Benefit? Gay and Lesbian Journalists Discuss Outing, the Individual, and the Community. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 13 (1):14 – 25.
Annamarie Jagose (1996). Queer Theory: An Introduction. New York University Press.
Bryan J. McCann (2011). Queering Expertise: Counterpublics, Social Change, and the Corporeal Dilemmas of LGBTQ Equality. Social Epistemology 25 (3):249 - 262.
Claudia Card (1996). Against Marriage and Motherhood. Hypatia 11 (3):1 - 23.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads1 ( #459,516 of 1,101,947 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #306,569 of 1,101,947 )
How can I increase my downloads?