TO-GET-HER FOREVER: A MAN HATER’S RIGHT TO SAME- SEX MARRIAGE

Author: 

Carmen M. Cusack, J.D., PH.D.C.

Not all same-sex partners are born homosexual. Many people in same-sex relationships are born homosexual, but some choose same-sex relationships. Biologically heterosexual women can choose to live in same-sex relationships with other women: lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals, or heterosexuals. There are many reasons why a woman might want to marry another woman. A heterosexual person may choose a same-sex relationship because her life partner is her platonic best friend, or because her options for binary coupling are subpar. A woman may use a same-sex relationship as a tool to make a political statement about patriarchy. A woman may become involved in a same-sex relationship as a result of psychological trauma. Biologically heterosexual women may use same-sex relationships to satisfy their desires to couple in a stable environment; as a statement about women, family, and society; or as a coping mechanism to heal the abuse suffered during a previous heterosexual relationship. View More