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Response: Hybrid Revisited

14 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2012  

Ruth Colker

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Date Written: April 25, 2012


This essay responds to Professor Elizabeth Glazer's article entitled Sexual Reorientation by considering the framework that Professor Colker suggested in 1996 in her book entitled Hybrid: Bisexuals, Multiracials and Other Misfits Under American Law. The essay argues that Professor Glazer does not sufficiently consider sexual orientation "resisters" and sexual orientation "tilters" who might feel uncomfortable with the role that biological sex plays in her proposed framework. The essay argues that one should define sexual orientation in relationship to society rather than as a biologically innate facet of one's life.

Keywords: sexual orientation, bisexuality, discrimination

JEL Classification: K39

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Colker, Ruth, Response: Hybrid Revisited (April 25, 2012). Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 166. Available at SSRN: or

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