Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage

Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution

Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between book

AUTHOR: M. Paz Galupo
PUBLISHER: Routledge
DATE: 2008
PAGES: 213


Publisher’s Description

In our society, the argument for or against same-sex marriage becomes even more heated when the debate turns to bisexual women and men. Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage thoughtfully explores this debate from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives, presenting respected scholars from fields as diverse as American Studies, Communication, Criminology, Human and Organizational Systems, Law and Social Policy, LGBT Studies, Organizational Behavior, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Queer Studies. This clear-viewed volume is organized into three perspectives–theoretical, research, and personal–that frame the debate from a macro to micro level of analysis.

This book goes beyond the intense acrimony and divisiveness to rationally examine the issue from various viewpoints and through the latest research. This informative text presents and analyzes in depth the current findings and the diverse LGBT and straight perspectives on the issue. This insightful resource discusses in detail personal views, the latest theories, and is extensively referenced. Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage is an essential volume for LGBT studies professionals, psychologists, counselors, educators, students, and interested general public.

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Bisexuality.

Table of Contents

About the Contributors

1. Introduction
2. Supremacy by Law: The One Man One Woman Marriage Requirement and Anti-miscegenation Law by Jacqueline Battalora
3. The Dyadic Imaginary: Troubling the Perception of Love as Dyadic by danielle Antoinette Hidalgo, Kristen, Barber, and Erica Hunter
4. On the Potential and Perils of Same-Sex Marriage: A Perspective from Queer Theory by Ajnesh Prasad
5. Bias Toward Bisexual Women and Men in Marriage-Matching Task by Angela L. Breno and M. Paz Galupo
6. “This is Not a Lesbian Wedding”: Examining Same-Sex Marriage and Bisexual-Lesbian Couples by Pamela J. Lannutti
7. Make Love, Not Law: Perceptions of the Marriage Equality Struggle Among Polyamorous Activists by Hadar Aviram
8. Bisexual Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage by M. Paz Galupo and Marcia L. Pearl
9. Bisexuals are Bad for the Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy by Hameed (Herukhuti) S. Williams
10. A Bisex-Queer Critique of Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy by Hameed (Herukhuti) S. Williams
11. Dancing with My Grandma: Talking with Robyn Ochs About Complex Identities and Simple Messages in the Marriage Equality Movement by Laurie J. Kendall

Library Books Cited in this Work

RePresenting Bisexualities: Subjects and Cultures of Fluid Desire
edited by Donald E. Hall and Maria Pramaggiore

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America
by Lillian Faderman

Other Relevant Books Cited

  • Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America by J. D’Emilio and E. B. Freedman
  • Third Sex, Third Gender: Beyond Sexual Dimorphism in Culture and History by Gilbert Herdt
  • Breaking The Barriers To Desire: New Approaches To Multiple Relationships by Kevin Lano
  • Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler
  • Gender and Power: Society, the Person and Sexual Politics by R. W. Connell
  • Sexing te Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality by A. Fausto-Sterling
  • The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader by Joan Nestle
  • The Other Side of the Closet: The Coming-Out Crisis for Straight Spouses and Families
  • Bisexuality in the Lives of Men: Facts and Fiction edited by Brett Beemyn
  • Current Research on Bisexuality by Ronald C. Fox
  • Polyamory: The New Love Without Limits by D. M. Anapol
  • Plural Loves: Designs for Bi and Poly Living by S. Anderlini-D’Onofrio
  • The Limits to union: Same-Sex Marriage and the Politics of Civil Rights by J. Goldberg-Hiller
  • Same Sex Marriage: The Cultural Politics of Love and Law by K. Hull
  • Why Should You Give a Damn About Gay Marriage by D. Kotulski
  • Making Gay History: The Half Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights by E. Marcus
  • Loving More: The Polyfidelity Primer by R. Nearing
  • America’s Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage by D. R. Pinello

Library Notes

Ex-library paperback, clean & laminated cover. Purchased used by the library.