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True to form, Dean Spade & Craig Willse deliver a fierce critique of the liberal politics surrounding same-sex marriage from the left of left in their recent "Marriage Will Never Set Us Free." Following suit on a spate of similar such critiques from such collectives as Against Equality, Beyond Marriage, and their own I Still Think Marriage is the Wrong Goal, Spade & Willse eloquently and incisively lament the way in which "same-sex marriage advocacy... has made being anti-homophobic synonymous with being pro-marriage," and, in the process, cast "Left political projects of racial and economic justice, decolonization, and feminist liberation" into the dustbin of history (and activism).
Archived with permission from Organizing Upgrade.
“The Affective Economy of Marriage: Or, No Spouse Left Behind,” Organizing Upgrade: Engaging Left Organizers in Strategic Dialogue, September 2013 (http://www.organizingupgrade.com/index.php/modules-menu/beyond-capitalism/item/1006-the-affective-economy-of-marriage-or-no-spouse-left-behind). Available from: digitalcommons.butler.edu/facsch_papers/480