Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

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Index
adoption and foster parenting bars 98 , 139 , 158
New Hampshire law 98 , 104
Allen, Hillary 53
American Psychiatric Association 96
ampersand problem 57 , 58
anti-discrimination policies:
cultural impact of 109-10
and immoral conduct 100 , 153
and lesbian and gay politics 1 , 14
status based 88 , 89
anti-essentialism 50 , 55-6 , 71
Baehr v. Lewin107 , 116
Barr, Representative 113
BenShalom v. Secretary of the Army91
Bensinger, Terralee 37 , 38
Bieber, Irving 146
binary categories 'woman' and 'man' 17 , 29 , 39
central to institutionalized heterosexuality 45
denaturalization of 37 , 38 , 71-2
and gender performance 37 , 38 , 71
lesbian and gay escape from 17 , 51 , 67-8 ; see also third sex ; lesbian as not-woman
Blackmun, Justice Harry A. 86
Blackstone Esq., William 83
Blumstein, Philip 115
Bonheur, Rosa 65 , 66
Bowers v. Hardwick82-6 , 104 , 107
Brennan, Justice William J. 92 , 93 , 94
Briggs Initiative (California) 99
Bunch, Charlotte 26 , 40 , 44 , 61 , 134
Burger, Justice Warren E. 83 , 85
butches and femmes:
feminist critique of 35-6 , 38
performance of masculinity and femininity 36-8
political significance of 36-7 , 43
Butler, Judith 36 , 37 , 38 , 51 , 71-2
Byrd, Senator Robert C. 110 , 126
Case, Sue-Ellen 50
Caserio, Robert L. 84
Chauncey Jr., George 144
child custody by lesbian and gay parents 98 , 139
children:
importance of teaching the value of heterosexual marriage 127-8 , 152
and lesbian feminist critique of motherhood 135-6see also gay prevention ; parental rights
citizenship:
connected to heterosexuality 105
and lesbians' and gays' citizen-deviant status 104-5
and lesbians and gays as inessential citizens 124see also marriage and citizenship
Clark, Danae 70
Clause 28 (Britain) 98-9
closet, the 16-17 , 34 , 44 , 47 , 77 , 79-82 , 84 , 106
Coats, Senator 128
compulsory heterosexuality 4 , 8 , 26-7 , 37 , 60
cross-dressing 66 , 67 , 70 , 73
Daly, Mary 12
Defense of Marriage Act 7 , 107 , 122-8 , 141
difference-identified woman 55
displacement 16 , 47
from public sphere, see pseudonymous heterosexual identity
from social future, see gay prevention
Dover, Kenneth 23
Duggan, Lisa 144
Edwards, Judge 92 , 93 , 94
Ellis, Havelock 68-9 , 70 , 95 , 143
Eskridge Jr., William 111
Faderman, Lillian 144
Faircloth, Senator Launch 123
familial status 156
family:
alternative lesbian and gay 114 , 156
authority to define 105 , 156
biological versus chosen kin 156-9
feminist critiques of 41 , 132-3
lesbian and gay relation to 139-49
lesbian feminist rejection of 134-5 , 137-9
pretended 99 , 122 , 150-1 , 152-3
feminist methodology 3-4 , 9-14
feminist theory:
black versus lesbian response to bias in 3-4
desexualizes lesbian desire 53-4
difference sensitive 50 , 52
ignores lesbian difference 1 , 3 , 13-14 , 50-1 , 53-6 , 62 , 72

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  • Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • 1: Introduction 1
  • 2: Separating Lesbian Theory from Feminist Theory 25
  • 3: The Gender Closet 49
  • 4: The Shape of Lesbian and Gay Subordination 75
  • 5: Defending Marriage 107
  • 6: Constructing Lesbians and Gay Men as Family's Outlaws 132
  • Bibliography 161
  • Index 169
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