Pages This diversity, in a globalized context where the idea of same-sex marriage has become integral to claims for LGBTI equality and indeed LGBTI human rights, gives rise to the following question: which factors contribute to institutionalizing same-sex marriage?
Firstly, they reveal how claims by LGBTIQ movements are being framed politically and brought to parliamentary politics. This book provides a comparative, neo-institutionalist approach to the different factors impacting state adoption of—or refusal to adopt—same-sex marriage laws.
Through three neo-institutionalist lenses—historical, sociological and discursive—contributors investigate two aspects of the processes of adoption or opposition of equal recognition of same-sex partnerships.
Front Matter Pages i-xvii. Secondly, they explore the ways in which same-sex marriage becomes institutionalized or resisted through legal and societal norms and practices. Editors and affiliations. Skip to main content Skip to table of contents. They all reflect different positions with respect to religion and the cultural foundations of the nation.
References to the Bible, the "sinful" nature of homosexuality, and "religious beliefs" are regularly made by those who seek to rationalize their support of discrimination via religion. As for adults, those in the poorest and most vulnerable sectors of society would be hit the hardest by the weakening of marriage.
In every class, for the past 20 odd years, I have invited a gay former student, Lee FitzGerald, to speak on gay relationships. This is already too common with heterosexuals. The Marriage Equality website itself admits that after these amendments the Marriage Act is the only legislation requiring change - this is not an issue of substantive discrimination.
We have two months until the end of June. When governments interfere in the private lives of people, dictating who can marry who, individual freedoms are compromised with potentially dangerous implications. Gay and heterosexual couples both deserve the legal rights associated with marriage — on taxes, property ownership, inheritance or adoption.
Countries opposed to such legalization, and those having taken measures in recent years to legally reinforce the heterosexual fundaments of marriage, present a similar diversity. Pages E1-E1. Firstly, they reveal how claims by LGBTIQ movements are being framed politically and brought to parliamentary politics.
About this book Introduction This book provides a comparative, neo-institutionalist approach to the different factors impacting state adoption of—or refusal to adopt—same-sex marriage laws.