Four anthropological reactions to the end of DOMA
- June 28, 2013
- Tom Boellstorff, anthropology professor, is featured in the Huffington Post June 28, 2013
From the Huffington Post:
Two hours ago on this day — June 25, 2013, three days shy of the 44th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots —- the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), paving the way for federal recognition of same-sex marriage, and also let stand a lower court decision invalidating California's Proposition 8 that prohibited same-sex marriage. As a gay man in a same-sex marriage, but just as importantly as a citizen of the United States and a member of the human community, I am thrilled by what this decision will mean in my own life and the lives of millions in this country and beyond. But in the interest of stepping back from the excitement of this news, allow me to offer four responses to these decisions. I term these "anthropological reactions" because they are shaped by my scholarly work as an anthropologist of sexuality and by anthropological knowledge more generally…Tom Boellstorff is professor of anthropology at the University of California, Irvine.
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