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Bio Alabama on Monday became the 37th state to allow same-sex marriagefollowing the U. The image of the older black couple beaming at a Birmingham courthouse while clutching their sealed document affirms the love between marginalized people and further undermines bigoted arguments against same-sex marriage.

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But Black Gay Couples Tumblr truth is, black love is all too rare in the battle over same-sex marriage, in which the politics of identity are used as swords and shields. It is not the same subject. Such arguments require the conflation of same-gender love and whiteness. Smith and McCaryer are same-sex-marriage totems not easily toppled.

But by publicly embracing his white partner after being drafted into the NFL, Sam reinforced the stubborn notion that a gay identity supplants a black identity. But homogeneous depictions of same-gender love stifle a movement whose goal is to show the breadth of loving relationships, all of which deserve equal freedom and respect.

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