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Amity P. Buxton

Entries by Amity P. Buxton

Straight Spouses Know That One-Man/One-Woman Marriage Amendments Don't Protect Families -- They Hurt Them

(12) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 6:50 PM

As a straight woman formerly married to a gay man who married me because he thought it was the "right thing to do" and then decided after 25 years to come out and be true to himself and me, I believe that my experience and those of other straight spouses...

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Not All 'Straight Spouses' Are Straight: Bisexual Spouses in Mixed-Orientation Marriages

(38) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 9:23 PM

On Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day, I had the good fortune of attending the BOLD Awards at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, for which I'm a Founding Donor. It was thrilling to hear the phrase "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender" over and over from honorees and center volunteers....

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'Collateral Damage' in the LGBT Community: Straight Spouses, Still in the Darkest Corner of the Closet

(62) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 1:19 PM

Tucked in a corner of the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender closet is a little-known group: straight women and men in heterosexual marriages whose husbands or wives come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender after marrying them as "the right thing to do." Finding the marriages too difficult to maintain due to their...

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A Straight Spouse's Perspective on Proposition 8: Why it Should Not Pass

(13) Comments | Posted November 3, 2008 | 3:08 PM

Watching the two sides of the debate over Proposition 8 polarize here in California, as I read the papers, watch TV, follow web, and proselytize for its defeat, I'm more and more fearful that Prop 8 might pass and what they might mean for all of us, straight and gay....

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