Women and Same-Sex Marriage in Western History

Women and Same-Sex Marriage in Western History

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast – Episode 24d

A survey of strategies for getting your historical protagonists hitched across the centuries.

In this episode we talk about

  • How the concepts of “women”, “same-sex”, and “marriage” are being defined for the purpose of this discussion
  • Cultures that may have supported marriage between women as an equal option
  • Cases of same-sex marriage enabled by presenting as an opposite sex couple
  • The permeability of the “opposite sex” requirement in actual practice
  • Using the forms and rituals of marriage, even when the legal status was not available

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