Same-Sex Marriage, Legal Mobilization, and the Politics of Rights (Teaching Texts in Law and Politics Series Vol. 17)

Same-Sex Marriage, Legal Mobilization, and the Politics of Rights (Teaching Texts in Law and Politics Series Vol. 17)

by Martin Dupuis
     
 

The civil rights of lesbians and gay men are a prominent issue on the public agenda today, and one of the most contentious debates is the recognition of same-sex relationships. Same-sex marriage is being addressed in legislatures and courts throughout the world. This book highlights the legal and political battles of same-sex marriages in the United States. In

Overview

The civil rights of lesbians and gay men are a prominent issue on the public agenda today, and one of the most contentious debates is the recognition of same-sex relationships. Same-sex marriage is being addressed in legislatures and courts throughout the world. This book highlights the legal and political battles of same-sex marriages in the United States. In addition, a survey of the status of gay relationships in other countries is outlined in order to compare these claims for equal rights in various political and social contexts. The movement to recognize gay and lesbian relationships demonstrates that law and conceptions of rights are important political resources for creating social change.

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The attempts by the American gay and lesbian community to sponsor laws that recognize same-sex relationships, if not marriage, and the fervent opposition and bills that have met these efforts are discussed in detached, smoothly composed prose by Dupuis. He discusses as well the link between laws and social change and comparative perspectives from laws passed in European countries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820455600
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Teaching Texts in Law and Politics Series, #17
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Martin Dupuis is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Western Illinois University. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Southern California and his J.D. from The American University in Washington, D.C. His research has been published in a number of journals.

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