"The Nuptial Deal: Motivations for and the Tradeoffs of Marriage Equality"

February 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Honolulu Campus, Norman W.H. Loui Conference Center, Building 2, Room 201

In her talk, Professor Jaye Cee Whitehead, Assistant Professor at Pacific University (Forest Grove, Oregon), places the marriage equality movement in its proper political economic context; as marriage is one of the few legally recognized ways that Americans can care for loved ones without state intervention at a time when the public infrastructure for care is dwindling. Centering on the everyday struggles, feelings, and thoughts of marriage equality activists, Dr. Whitehead describes the tradeoffs inherent to the marriage model and explains why the mainstream LGBTQ movement is hesitant to question marriage’s exclusive hold on defining legitimate family arrangements.

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A free public presentation

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Sociology, Honolulu Campus

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Fumiko Takasugi, 845-9152, takasugi@hawaii.edu

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