Ignacio’s Marriage and gay activists

Following my previous post, I have to mention that some gay activists argue that we must consider Ignacio’s Marriage to be a political act regardless of their sexuality. I have to say even if we do so, it would be an absolute failure for the gay movement as the couple perfectly fit into heteronormative mainstream. Please watch this video and assess if they look somewhat queer or different from a typical heterosexual couple. To me, they look very heterosexual.

The marriage is also a big achievement for anti-gay activists as it actually undermines a major portion of the LGBT studies –here,  I do not mean the queer theory but LGBT studies as a whole.  By his marriage, Ignacio has evidenced that a homosexual man can enjoy the female body and femininity to the extent that he is perfectly satisfied with marrying a woman. Thus, he has proved that homosexuality is not biological, essential, or necessary, but is constructed, fluid, and quite adjustable. This is exactly one of what anti-gays have campaigned to prove. At least fundamental religious activists would be happy by Wendy and Ignacio’s marriage as they exclude biology entirely from the debate. Now, reformist Christian churches who started saying that homosexuality is God-created or natural, may have nothing to say in front of their orthodox and fundamentalist colleagues.

I really wonder why gay activists are celebrating this marriage.

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  1. I think you make the fundamental error here of assuming that just because something is constructed, that it is amenable to change. It is perfectly possible to claim that sexuality is constructed while rejecting any idea put out by homophobes that gay people can be “cured” or “coverted” to heterosexuality. Your comments reflect the wider tendency of gay rights activists to retreat into essentialism on this topic. While understandable, I think that this is unfortunate and unnecessary.

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