Marriage

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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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"Straight marriage" as enforced since World War II is clear about who is supposed to do what.
"Because I am considered single, I receive less Social Security benefits than I would if I were in a straight marriage. I have a spouse and a daughter [Tasha's biological child].
Much of Through the Door concerns Ladin's attempt to "make it work": to squeeze, in her forties, being transgender, and eventually transsexual, into a conventional, straight marriage with kids and a job as an English professor at Yeshiva University.
In an oft-quoted exchange between Judge Vaughn Walker and defense attorney Charles Cooper in the federal marriage ease, Vaughn asked Cooper how gay marriage would harm straight marriage. "I don't know," Cooper responded.
Our favorite hasbian, Anne Heche, recently popped up on our gaydar again when her conservative Christian mom, Nancy Heche, publicly claimed that her prayers for Anne to no longer be gay caused her breakup with Ellen DeGeneres and her subsequent straight marriage. Anne showed some latent Sapphic pride when she responded to her mom on her Web site's guestbook, writing, "My mother has nothing to do with any decision I make.
Another commonly expressed view is that same-sex unions will undermine straight marriage. But how are the approximately one per cent of homosexuals who currently live in permanent relationships (of the three to five per cent of the population who are homosexual) a threat to the remainder of the straight, married population?