from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Legitimizing or privileging homosexuality as a normal state.
To go a little deeper as to where my snideness may have come from, (I am in therapy after all): the assumption that childless people are always available causes great resentment too, and sometimes infers contempt for those who have not chosen (or, as PlainsFeminist primly corrected me, have had the privilege of not choosing) a hetero- or homonormative family structure.
As one homonormative colleague, en route to baby #1 said to me once with great and sincere curiosity: "What do couples even talk about after ten years if they don't have children?"
That we are also appalled, distressed, and alienated at how quickly the child supremacists are willing to throw us under the bus to preserve a large benefit that we do not share; or that our primary human attachments might be to ourselves, or to members of a non-hetero/homonormative social formation, many of them find naive and morally questionable.
I think saying this piece is heteronormative is like saying an article on anal sex is homonormative.
Straight people are heteronormative, but gay people are homonormative.