Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Homesex* (for Homosex*)

Homosexual behavior used to be considered rather outré and usually something you had to leave home in order to engage in. But with the legalization of gay marriage, we've come a long way toward making it as commonplace and pedestrian as the "domestic bliss" that most heteros endure, I mean enjoy. On Sunday, hundreds of gay and lesbian couples were married in New York City after the passage of the Marriage Equality Act on June 24. This made New York the sixth and largest state in the union to legalize the tying of the gay knot. Most same-sexers present a united front in the fight for "marriage equality," but, just like with straight folks, there are bound to be a few ideological holdouts—such as Larry Kramer and Fran Lebowitz. There were three examples of Homesex* in OhioLINK and 44 in WorldCat.

(Marriage of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, June 16, 2008, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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