The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

Women and Same-Sex Marriage in Western History - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 64

September 26, 2020

Women and Same-Sex Marriage in Western History

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 64

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

This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here:

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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