mononormative

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Etymology[edit]

mono- +‎ normative

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mononormative (comparative more mononormative, superlative most mononormative)

  1. Of or pertaining to the practices and institutions that privilege or value monosexual and monogamous relationships as fundamental and "natural" within society.
    • 2013, Eleanor Wilkinson, “Learning to love again: 'Broken families', citizenship and the state promotion of coupledom”, in Geoforum, volume 49, →DOI, page 208:
      Underpinning New Labour's mononormative family policy was the assumption that long-term coupled relationships provided the most stable environment in which to bring up children.

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