Frost and Gola (2015) offer empirical evidence that same-sex and different-sex relationship partners are similar in their experiences of intimacy and, as a result, the meaning of marriage will not fundamentally change with the legalization of same-sex marriage. In this commentary, we offer another perspective: given the unique aspects of same-sex relationships, we argue that the meaning of marriage may indeed change as same-sex partners legally wed. We extend Frost and Gola (2015) by considering the limitations of respectability politics when advocating for same-sex relationships and by shedding light on those who may seek to change the meaning of marriage.
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- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law