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
1 From the Editor Jonathan Alexander
2 Introduction M. Paz Galupo
THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES: FRAMING BISEXUALITY IN THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE DEBATE
3 Supremacy by Law: The One Man One Woman Marriage Requirement and Antimiscegenation Law Jacqueline Batterlora
4 The Dyadic Imaginary: Troubling the Perception of Love as Dyadic Danielle Hildago, Kristen Barber and Erica Hunter
5 On the Potential and Peril of Same-Sex Marriage: A Perspective from Queer Theory Ajnesh Prasad
RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES: ATTITUDES TOWARD BISEXUALITY AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
6 Bias Toward Bisexual Women and Men in a Marriage-Matching Task Angela L. Breno and M. Paz Galupo
7 “This is Not a Lesbian Wedding”: Examining Same-Sex Marriage Between Bisexual-Lesbian Couples Pamela Lannutti
8 Make Love, Not Law: Perceptions of the Marriage Equality Struggle Among Polyamorous Activists Hadar Aviram
9 Bisexual Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage M. Paz Galupo and Marcia L. Pearl
BISEXUAL PERSPECTIVES ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
10 Bisexuals Are Bad for the Same-Sex Marriage Business Mia Ocean
11 A Bisex-Queer Critique of Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy Hameed Williams
12 Dancing with My Grandma: Talking with Robyn Ochs About Complex Identities and Simple Messages in the Marriage Equality Movement Laurie Kendall
M. Paz Galupo is Professor of Psychology and Director of LGBT Studies at Towson University, in Baltimore, Maryland.