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Same Sex Marriage Debates

Use these readings and films:
Kandaswamy, “State Austerity and the Racial Politics of Same Sex Marriage”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj8NtOx_tmM&ab_channel=YouTubeMovies
UNJUST: HOW THE BROKEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
SYSTEM FAILS LGBT PEOPLE OF COLOR
Morgan Bassichis et. al., “Building an Abolitionist Trans and Queer Movement with Everything We’ve Got”
Drawing on either the reading and the film assigned for this week, what are some of the things the politics of
marriage (same sex and heterosexual) are about, other than homosexuality? What arguments do you find most
persuasive, for *and* against same sex marriage?
What are some of the particular issues facing queer and transgender people of color in the criminal “justice”
system? Name at least two of these issues and explain how people’s lives are affected. Next, name one solution
offered by our authors that you find interesting or promising

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