Make Love, Now Law: Perceptions of the Marriage Equality Struggle Among Polyamorous Activists

@article{Aviram2008MakeLN,
  title={Make Love, Now Law: Perceptions of the Marriage Equality Struggle Among Polyamorous Activists},
  author={Hadar Aviram},
  journal={Journal of Bisexuality},
  year={2008},
  volume={7},
  pages={261 - 286}
}
  • Hadar Aviram
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Bisexuality
SUMMARY The paper examines marriage equality through the eyes of the polyamorous community. “Polyamory” is the practice of romantic relationships with more than one person, simultaneously, with the knowledge and consent of all parties. The Bay Area polyamorous community, albeit closely sympathetic to GLBT politics and particularly to bisexual activism, has not, so far, mobilized in a struggle for group marriage or other public status. Based on in-depth interviews with 35 community activists… 

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TLDR
Perceptions of the impact of marriage legalization in all U.S. states among sexual minority women and gender diverse individuals are explored, highlighting the importance of policies that advance equality for sexual and gender minorities (SGMs), as well as the need of research exploring how policies are perceived by and impact SGM subpopulations.

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