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Gay Rights and the Constitution of Reasons

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the main arguments raised by conservatives against same-sex marriage and gay rights more generally. Defenders of same-sex marriage acknowledge the fact that marriage is in many ... More


Culture Wars in the Carter Years

Daniel K. Williams

in God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340846
eISBN:
9780199867141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340846.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although Jimmy Carter was a Southern Baptist, evangelicals came into conflict with his administration because of their opposition to his stances on the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion, and gay ... More


A Thirty Years War?: Gay Rights and the Labour Party, 1967–97

Stephen Brooke

in Sexual Politics: Sexuality, Family Planning, and the British Left from the 1880s to the Present Day

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199562541
eISBN:
9780191731167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562541.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

In the thirty years that followed the Sexual Offences Act of 1967, a struggle ensued within the Labour movement to accommodate gay rights. This struggle remained open and incomplete. The present ... More


Gay Rights

Patrick J. Egan, Nathaniel Persily, and Kevin Wallsten

in Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195329414
eISBN:
9780199851720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329414.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The controversy surrounding gay rights represents the most recent part in the long story of often unpopular attempts by courts to protect minorities from discrimination and to broaden the ... More


Competing Identities Limiting Religious Influence within the EU Legal Order

Ronan Mccrea

in Religion and the Public Order of the European Union

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199595358
eISBN:
9780191595776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595358.003.0006
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter analyses how the limitations on the political influence of religion inherent in the vision of balance pursued by the Union have been highlighted in its dealings with outsiders whose ... More


History, Narrative, and Sexual Identity: Gay Liberation and Postwar Movements for Sexual Freedom in the United States

Benjamin Shepard

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews competing narratives of queer sexuality during the postwar years. It begins with the intermingling Cold War red and lavender scares over communism and sexual perversion, ... More


Marriage and Other Social Issues

Erin A. O'Hara and Larry E. Ribstein

in The Law Market

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195312898
eISBN:
9780199871025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312898.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the market for law relating to marriage and other family relationships. Marriage can be viewed as a kind of “standard form contract,” much like a corporation, where the parties ... More


Issues, Institutions, and Threats

in Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This study examines the dramatically different levels of success that gay rights advocates have experienced on six key issues: the legalization of homosexual conduct, military service, adoption, ... More


Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book is a comprehensive social history of twentieth-century family law in the United States. The book shows how vast, oceanic changes in society have reshaped and reconstituted the American ... More


The Rise and Fall of Homophobia

Mark McCormack

in The Declining Significance of Homophobia: How Teenage Boys are Redefining Masculinity and Heterosexuality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778249
eISBN:
9780199933051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778249.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter uses both survey data and qualitative research to examine the shifting nature of homophobia over the past thirty years. It argues that homophobia reached its apex in the 1980s, as a ... More


A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Julie Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

Although there are continuities with earlier slang lexicography, particularly in the work of Eric Partridge, the period covered by this volume sees a number of marked social and lexicographical ... More


Judicial Activism in the Supreme Court of Canada

Kent Roach

in Judicial Activism in Common Law Supreme Courts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199213290
eISBN:
9780191707551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213290.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter begins with an examination of the political dimensions of Canada's debate about judicial activism, focusing on the criticisms of judicial activism that have come from both the ... More


Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights

Heather Rachelle White

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624112
eISBN:
9781469624792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624112.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

With a focus on mainline Protestants and gay rights activists in the twentieth century, this book challenges the usual picture of perennial adversaries with a new narrative about America's religious ... More


Sexual Politics: Sexuality, Family Planning, and the British Left from the 1880s to the Present Day

Stephen Brooke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199562541
eISBN:
9780191731167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562541.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Sexual Politics explores the complex relationship between sexuality and socialist politics in Britain between the 1880s and the present day. Looking at birth control, abortion law ... More


Conclusion

in Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter returns to the central research question—why have gays and lesbians succeeded in reaching some of their goals more than others? After summarizing the book's main findings and integrating ... More


Conclusion: Endings or Beginnings?: New Labour, Sexuality, and Reproductive Politics, 1997 to 2010

Stephen Brooke

in Sexual Politics: Sexuality, Family Planning, and the British Left from the 1880s to the Present Day

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199562541
eISBN:
9780191731167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562541.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Beginning in 1998, there were a series of parliamentary initiatives that reshaped the place of gay men and lesbian women in British society. In 2000, after a two-year struggle between the Commons and ... More


Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Gary Mucciaroni

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why is it so much harder for American same-sex couples to get married than it is for them to adopt children? And why does the United States military prevent gays from serving openly even though ... More


Defining the Threats from Gay Rights

in Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how opponents and proponents define gay rights issues. How opponents define the issues reveals what they find most threatening about gay rights and what they believe the public ... More


Marriage, Hate Crimes, and Civil Rights

in Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that the level of public support for gay rights on marriage, hate crimes, and civil rights only partly explains public policy outcomes in each of them. Explanations rooted in ... More


Gay rights, same-sex marriage and AIDS

Ashbee Edward

in The Bush Administration, Sex and the Moral Agenda

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072765
eISBN:
9781781701294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072765.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the views and policies of George W. Bush on the issues of same-sex marriage, AIDS and gay rights, discussing the support of gay rights campaigners to the structure and style of ... More


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