Heteronormativity  

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Heteronormativity is the belief that heterosexuality, predicated on the gender binary, is the norm or default sexual orientation.

It assumes that sexual and marital relations are most fitting between people of opposite sex. A "heteronormative" view therefore involves alignment of biological sex, sexuality, gender identity and gender roles. Heteronormativity is often linked to heterosexism and homophobia.

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