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Institution of Marriage

DOMA Decision: A Win for the Status Quo

Jason L. Gordon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason L. Gordon

Marriage is a means for rich people to consolidate and concentrate their wealth, one of many ways to enforce the status quo. That the Supreme Court justices' decision comes at a time when families are being eviscerated by the wealthy should give progressives some pause.

Social Inclusion and Marriage Rights: Two Cheers for Marriage Equality

American Anthropological Association | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
American Anthropological Association

The times call for a more expansive social imagination: some legal recognition of and material support for the true existent variety of ways that people live and love in the 21st century. So why not return to our radical roots and question the centrality of marriage as the model for how to live?

Minnesota, Marriage And Me

Coya White Hat-Artichoker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Coya White Hat-Artichoker

I know that the entire queer community is not on the same page on the issue of marriage, and I don't think we need to be, but I want to say why I haven't been jumping on the marriage bandwagon, and I want to really give context to my hesitation.

Why A Queer Like Me Applied For A Marriage License

Heather Laine Talley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Heather Laine Talley

How did we, a couple who wear our "queer" identity like a badge of courage and who historically derided marriage as "not our fight," find ourselves asking for a marriage license? Put another way, how has our queer politic become seemingly so mainstreamed?

Stop The Heterosexual Agenda!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 11.04.2012 | Comedy
Domenick Scudera

I would like to offer a deal to the GOP. Just stay quiet about your heterosexuality and live your lives, and we will keep mum about our little "gay issues." All you have to do is deny your spouses, your families, and your friends, plus ignore your interests, passions, and entertainments.

Iowa Same-Sex Marriage Poll: 92% Say It Hasn't Impacted Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most common arguments against marriage equality is that the legalization of gay marriage threatens the institution of traditional marriage....