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23 Nov 2005

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How do you guys feel about gay marriages?
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Wanna Marry and welcome to our forum.

You pose a very broad, sweeping question and I'm surprised more people haven't responded. There are many and often conflictual attitudes towards same-sex marriage within the gay community and among gay activists and theorists. Many see gay marriage as a basic right they need to fight for, while others see it as our mistakenly attempting to emulate a heterosexist system (that is fundamentally flawed and doesn't work anyway, some argue). There are many theological, social, feminist and even political views on the issue within the gay movement and I suggest you try to get hold of a book entitled "Same-Sex Marriage, Pro & Con - A Reader", edited by Andrew Sullivan and published by Vintage (www.vintagebooks.com) for an overview. I found a copy at Exclusive Books.


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