Yale Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Volume 4, Issue 2
spring 2014
Editor, Geetanjali Singh Chanda
Managing Editors, Linda Hase & Craig Canfield
Layout Design, Nick Appleby

Queer Life After DOMA: The Triumph of Gay Marriage
in an Age of Family Values


It is now axiomatic to observe that the histories of conservative religion and those of gay liberation are intertwined. But what, exactly, does this mean? What are the religious, historical, ethical, and metaphysical consequences of marriage as the political subject for LGBT equality? What does this particular legal change suggest about the sociology and phenomenology of religion in contemporary America? How do we understand the definition of the religious, and the queer, and their intersection, in our present time and place? On Friday, April 25, Queer Life After DOMA brought together historians, ethicists, theologians, and theorists to evaluate, explore, and discuss these questions.  Participants included Kent Brintnall, Patrick Cheng, Lee Edelman, Gill Frank, Janet Jakobsen, Mark Jordan, Kathryn Lofton, Rich McCarty, Anthony Petro, Brian Ray, Linn Tonstad, and Heather White. 

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