Same-sex Marriage in the Americas

Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships

Same-sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships Author Shawn Schulenberg
Isbn 0739128655
File size 918.03KB
Year 2010
Pages 248
Language English
File format PDF
Category Sexuality

Book Description:

This book edited by Pierceson (Univ. of Illinois), Piatti-Crocker (Univ. of Illinois), and Schulenberg (PhD candidate, Univ. of California, Riverside) could serve well in a comparative politics, sociology, or gender studies course. It includes contributions on the status of same-sex relationships in the US, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The chapters on Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil are insightful and detail the unique features of those countries' political systems. The chapter titled 'Deconstructing the Backlash' assesses the argument that the states in the US where the pro-gay-marriage-rights policies have been spearheaded by state supreme court decisions will face a backlash from the general population, which will culminate in a state constitutional amendment to reverse the court's decision. Each chapter gives an extensive review of the literature and a comprehensive synthesis of the issues in the country under investigation. Undergraduates as well as graduate students and many members of the general public will be interested in this well-written survey of where various countries in the Americas currently stand on gay marriages. Summing Up: Recommended. (CHOICE)


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