Re: : : Celibacy: Everyday Presentations

Lief M. Hendrickson (hendrick@NOSC.MIL)
Mon, 18 Dec 1995 15:14:25 PST

On Dec 16, Donna Lanclos wrote,

> What might be insulting
>in Mr Graber's typology is the implication that same sex partners are
>not, in fact, spouses, since homosexuality was included in his typology
>of celibacy.

But they are not, in fact, "spouses". That's the point.

There is a difference, and realizing the difference says nothing about
the value of any lifestyle. It just recognizes reality. Some people
carry the spousal analogy so far as to require one to be the "husband"
and the other the "wife".