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The Path to Gay Rights: How Activism and Coming Out Changed Public Opinion

Jeremiah J. Garretson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479822133
eISBN:
9781479824236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822133.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why Tolerance Triumphed is the first accessible, data-driven account of how the LGBTQ movement achieved its most unexpected victory---the liberalization of mass opinion on gay rights. The current ... More


The Spread and Intensification of Gay and Lesbian Identities

Jeremiah J. Garretson

in The Path to Gay Rights: How Activism and Coming Out Changed Public Opinion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479822133
eISBN:
9781479824236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822133.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The historical narrative of the book starts in this chapter through a recap of the primary events in LGBTQ movement history in the United States leading up to the 1990s. The origin of the concept of ... More


Public Opinion and Policy Making in the Culture Wars: Is There a Connection Between Opinion and State Policy on Gay and Lesbian Issues?

Donald P. Haider-Markel and Matthew S. Kaufman

in Public Opinion in State Politics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753005
eISBN:
9780804767972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753005.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes the congruence between public opinion and policies impacting the gay and lesbian community in American states. It proposes the hypothesis that when opinion is divided and ... More


Adoption

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/9780226544106.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines gay adoption rights. Gays and lesbians have parented children resulting from heterosexual marriages for years. What is new over the past two decades is that gays have adopted as ... More


Military Service

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/9780226544106.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the preferences of key policymakers and the institutional venue in which they addressed the military ban issue. It first reviews the history of the military's treatment of ... 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


Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights

Alison L. Gash

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190201159
eISBN:
9780190235550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201159.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Scholars and pundits have come to expect backlash to civil rights battles, especially when courts are involved. From white backlash to Roe rage, American history is replete with stories of unpopular ... More


Self-Labeled and Visible Identities

Joel Penney

in The Citizen Marketer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658052
eISBN:
9780190658090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658052.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter focuses on the identity politics of social movements and uses the case study of gay and lesbian activism to examine how citizen media participation is mobilized in strategic projects of ... More


Lesbian Candidates and Officeholders

Donald P. Haider-Markel and Chelsie Lynn Moore Bright

in Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199328734
eISBN:
9780199398966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328734.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores lesbian candidates and office holders in the context of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) candidates and office holders overall. To do so, it examines elections ... More


Introduction

Alison L. Gash

in Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190201159
eISBN:
9780190235550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201159.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces the overall goal for the book—to explore the potential for low-visibility advocacy strategies to minimize backlash against unpopular civil rights efforts. Specifically, the ... More


A Public Debate on Same-Sex Marriage

Alison L. Gash

in Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190201159
eISBN:
9780190235550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201159.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces the modern push for marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. The information provided here serves two purposes. The first is to explore a typical and widely known ... More


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