When I read the passage I quote below (from her essay “Madame de SablÃ©” in Selected Essays, Poems, and Other Writings), it struck me that she just might.Â If you don’t get why these words might indicate an opposition to same-sex marriage, then you have little understanding of the serious arguments against extending state recognition of the institution to include same-sex couples.
So, please try to figure out why I typed up this passage so you can better understand my point and their argument.
Without further ado, George Eliot on the complementarity of the sexes:
Let the whole field of reality be open to woman as well as to man, and then that which is peculiar in her mental modification, instead of being, as it is now, a source of discord and repulsion between the sexes, will be found to be a necessary complement to the truth and beauty of life. Then we shall have that marriage of minds which alone can blend all the hues of thought and feeling in one lovely rainbow of promise for the harvest of human happiness.