Against the Grain

Three Perspectives on Marriage Equality

Not everyone on the Left celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage. A number of radical thinkers and activists, including Dean Spade and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, have decried the focus on marriage equality. On the other hand, Sherry Wolf viewed same-sex marriage as a key reform worth pursuing.

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  • Keith Pullman

    The decision was progress. It was a step in the right direction. Under a system of gender equality, there is no good reason to deny that we must keep evolving until an adult, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, monogamy or polyamory, race, or religion is free to share love, sex, residence, and marriage (and any of those without the others) with any and all consenting adults. Polyamory, polygamy, open relationships are not for everyone, but they are for some. The limited same-gender freedom to marry is a great and historic step, but is NOT full marriage equality, because equality “just for some” is not equality. Let’s stand up for EVERY ADULT’S right to marry the person(s) they love. Get on the right side of history!

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