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Homogamy Unmodified

Citation

Cohen, Philip N. (2011). Homogamy Unmodified. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 3(1), 47-51.

Abstract

I propose that homogamy and heterogamy be used to signify same-sex and opposite-sex unions, respectively, including marriage and cohabitation. This is intended to address a terminology impasse that has given us marriage versus same-sex marriage in popular and academic usage. After a brief review of the word origins and scholarly uses of these terms, I conclude that the new uses for homogamy and heterogamy could be adopted relatively easily, with scientific benefits for categorization, and could remove a conservative bias in the current usage.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1756-2589.2010.00080.x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2011

Journal Title

Journal of Family Theory and Review

Author(s)

Cohen, Philip N.