An examination of non-heterosexual romantic relationships

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Authors
Basey, Madisen J.
Advisor
Walls, Jill K.
Issue Date
2013-05
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Thesis (B.?.)
Department
Honors College
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Abstract

This paper examines the differences and similarities between heterosexual and sexual minority individuals in various settings. It also examines theories of sexual deviance and how they relate to social and political ideologies of sexual minority individuals. I briefly summarize the current political debate surrounding sexual minorities, and finally suggest some societal level changes that could possibly help alleviate some of the issues this topic has created for U.S. citizens. In my review of this literature, I conclude that expanding the institution of marriage to be inclusive of sexual minorities would only benefit our country. This current debate provides an excellent opportunity to reevaluate societal norms of gender and romantic relationships.