SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Increasingly Significant Issue
charles at FREUDE.COM
Sat May 4 19:08:15 UTC 2002
>>Oberlin, where I live, is often culturally ahead of things, so what is
>>done here might be significant. What I hear a lot of is
>>"partner". However, I also know gay couples who refer to each other as
>>"spouse" and make an explicit point that they are married. I suspect
>>that is the coming thing.
I know lesbian couples, too, but I haven't heard them refer to each other
as spouse. I don't think that is significant; I don't know enough of them.
By the way, I first heard the word "gay" here in Oberlin from a lesbian
student who described herself to me as gay, in 1961. Over the decades,
"gay" has come more frequently to refer to men only.
professional website: http://www.cwru.edu/artsci/math/wells/home.html
personal website: http://www.oberlin.net/~cwells/index.html
NE Ohio Sacred Harp website: http://www.oberlin.net/~cwells/sh.htm
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