Martha Nussbaum discusses her new book, From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law:
“What is it that makes people think that a same-sex couple living next door would defile or taint their own marriage when they don’t think that, let’s say, some flaky heterosexual living next door would taint their marriage? At some level, disgust is still operating.”
Read the NYT interview here
I first read Nussbaum's Love's Knowledge when I was an undergrad, and her discussion of The Symposium pretty much blew my world open. I still really enjoy her work, and like that she isn't afraid to wrangle with Judith Butler.