Henderson eds. The strong web of heteronormativity has meant that this belief in negotiation applies only to homosexual desire and behaviors and not to heterosexual relationships. For centuries the church has defined what this right opinion is, but depending on what church you go to will determine the specifics of what is orthodox.
Many American parents adhere to this heteronormative narrative, and teach their children accordingly. By maria pallotta-chiarolli.
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