Gay marriage: An american and feminist dilemma

Hypatia 22 (1):39-57 (2007)

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Ann Ferguson
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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: Gay marriage highlights a contradiction in American national identity: if gay marriage is supported, the normative status of the heterosexual nuclear family is undermined, while if not, the civil rights of homosexuals are undermined. This essay discusses the feminist dilemma of whether to support gay marriage to promote these individual civil rights or whether to critique marriage as a part of the patriarchal system that oppresses women.
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DOI 10.2979/HYP.2007.22.1.39
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