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Civil Rights Law and Policy Drifts: Pay Equity and LGBT Employment

Norma M. Riccucci

in Policy Drift: Shared Powers and the Making of U.S. Law and Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479845040
eISBN:
9781479896356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479845040.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines policy drifts in the area of civil rights. It begins with a brief review of the specific legal protections advanced for women and people of color since Reconstruction. It then ... More


Will Victory Bring Change?: A Mature Social Movement Faces The Future

Gary Mucciaroni

in After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479883080
eISBN:
9781479898794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter argues that the attainment of marriage equality will not push it in a starkly different trajectory. It discusses several different factors that limit the movement’s ability to change ... More


Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Slow Forward Dance of LGBT Rights in America

Donald P. Haider-Markel and Jami Taylor

in After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479883080
eISBN:
9781479898794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explores some of the challenges in implementing marriage equality, including resistance from some government officials; the enactment of religious-based exemptions allowing public ... More


From Anita Bryant to California Proposition 8: The Religious Right’s Attack on LGBT Rights

Amy L. Stone

in Gay Rights at the Ballot Box

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675470
eISBN:
9781452947464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675470.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the tactics used by the Religious Right against the LGBT movement from 1974 to 2009. The Religious Right mobilized interested local activists, affected public opinion, and grew ... More


Canadian LGBT Politics after Marriage

David Rayside

in After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479883080
eISBN:
9781479898794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter explains that there is some evidence that LGBT activism in Canada post-marriage equality has declined, especially in the ability of movement groups to mobilize grassroots activism on a ... More


Marriage Equality and Other LGBT Issues in the United States

Brian F. Harrison and Melissa R. Michelson

in Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190654740
eISBN:
9780190654788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654740.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 provides an overview of how attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans have changed over time and a brief history of LGBT rights in the United ... More


Smears, Tears, and Queers: Race and Transgender Inclusion in Campaigns

Amy L. Stone

in Gay Rights at the Ballot Box

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675470
eISBN:
9781452947464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675470.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the ways in which ballot measure campaigns hinder a social movement’s gains during campaign periods, highlighting racial coalition building and transgender inclusion. Since the ... More


Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa

Ashley Currier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678006
eISBN:
9781452948195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678006.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Visibility matters to activists—to their social and political relevance, their credibility, their influence. But invisibility matters, too, in times of political hostility or internal crisis. This ... More


After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights

Carlos A. Ball (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479883080
eISBN:
9781479898794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book brings together twelve original essays by leading scholars of law, politics, and society to address the most important question facing the LGBT movement today: What does marriage equality ... More


An Uphill Battle in the 70s and 80s: Building LGBT Movement Infrastructure

Amy L. Stone

in Gay Rights at the Ballot Box

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675470
eISBN:
9781452947464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675470.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter traces how the groundwork of the LGBT movement was laid out during the 1970s and 1980s. It shows that the movement’s initial response to Religious Right-sponsored ballot measures against ... More


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