Of, relating to, or designating the belief or assumption that humans fall into two distinct categories, female and male, with complementary gender roles, and that heterosexuality is the normal or preferred form of sexuality.
(comparative more heteronormative, superlative most heteronormative)
- Of or pertaining to the practices and institutions that legitimize and privilege heterosexuality, heterosexual relationships, and traditional gender roles as fundamental and "natural" within society.
- Much of the language used when discussing wedding planning is heteronormative, which can alienate homosexual couples.
hetero- + normative