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The courts, the ballot box, & gay rights : how our governing institutions shape the same-sex marriage debate

Author: Joseph Mello
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In its analysis of the same-sex marriage issue, The Courts, the Ballot Box, and Gay Rights provides insights that illuminate some of the most salient rights-based issues of our time - including affirmative action, abortion, immigration, and drug policy. The book offers a new way of understanding how such issues are decided, and how important context can be in determining the outcome."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Mello
ISBN: 9780700622917 0700622918
OCLC Number: 945585888
Description: viii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The mobilization of bias --
Citizens or deviants? rights and the construction of gay identities --
Sites of conflict : how institutions shape the same-sex marriage debate --
No right to object? opposition to same-sex marriage in the Golden state --
"A place apart" : opposition to same-sex marriage in Maine --
Taking (or Leaving) the initiative process.
Other Titles: Courts, the ballot box, and gay rights
Responsibility: Joseph Mello.

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If the same-sex marriage debate tells us one thing, it's that rights do not exist in a vacuum. What works for one side at the ballot box often fails in the courtroom. Looking at the same-sex marriage  Read more...

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