After marriage equality became the law of the land, lawmakers across the United States doubled down on discrimination. Author Ryan Thoreson is a scholar in residence at the Center for LGBTQ Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the author of “Transnational LGBT Activism: Working for Sexual Rights Worldwide” (University … Continue reading Wedding Crashers
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) joins same-sex partners across the country in celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling in the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges, a consolidation of four marriage equality cases from Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan. The Court declared that it is in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment for states to deny same-sex … Continue reading AAA Celebrates Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality
As the marriage bill heads to the U.K. House of Lords for its second reading, Roger Lancaster contributes an anthropological perspective on marriage as a labile institution, designed to meet societal needs and necessarily not tethered to a heterosexual dyad in his latest Huffington Post article. His words offer a trenchant rebuttal to the director of … Continue reading What do Anthropologists Say about Same-sex Marriage?