Disciplining Queerness: A Queer Argument about Same-Sex Marriage

Abstract

The debate surrounding same-sex marriage has taken on new importance in light of recent Supreme Court cases that have advocated a more tolerant treatment of homosexuals. The issue becomes even more cogentand heated when one considers that three states have legalized same-sex unions in the span of just ten years. While the legalization of same-sex marriages is an important step towards the goal of securing rights andrecognition for homosexuals, the rhetoric and discourse surrounding the issue remains problematic from a theoretical point of view. This paper will briefly survey some of the arguments provided by both liberal and conservative thinkers in support of same-sex marriage. Some of the problematic assumptions and failings of these justifications will then be explored and a more tenable and ultimately better alternative provided.
Published
2017-02-24
How to Cite
. Disciplining Queerness: A Queer Argument about Same-Sex Marriage. Hinckley Journal of Politics, [S.l.], v. 5, feb. 2017. ISSN 2163-0798. Available at: <http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/HJP/article/view/3732>. Date accessed: 22 mar. 2019.
Section
Student Papers