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Canada’s LGBT Movement

David Rayside.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour; Politics and Law. 12121 words.

The Canadian LGBT movement has had enormous success in gaining political and legal recognition for sexual minorities—as much as any of its sister movements in other countries. This is...

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Courts in Latin American Politics

Ezequiel Gonzalez-Ocantos.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Behaviour; Politics and Law. 10317 words.

In the aftermath of the third wave of democratization, Latin American courts left behind decades of subservience, conservatism, and irrelevance to become central political players. They now...

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The Evolution of Same-Sex Marriage Policy in the United States

Sarah Poggione.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Politics and Law; Political Behaviour. 9335 words.

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that same-sex couples have the right to marry, and newspapers across the country declared that gay couples could now exercise this right...

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LGBT and Queer Politics in the Commonwealth

Matthew Waites.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online October 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Behaviour; Politics and Law; International Relations. 8000 words.

The Commonwealth is the international governmental organization of states that emerged from the British empire, and since 2000 it has emerged as a focus for contestation relating to the...

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Marriage Equality Policy Diffusion

Helma G. E. de Vries-Jordan.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Public Administration; Political Behaviour; Politics and Law. 16231 words.

Marriage equality movements have been successful in achieving policy change in an increasing number of states. Hence, a growing body of scholarship has explored institutional and cultural...

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Political Contempt and Religion

Nathan C. Walker.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour; Politics and Law. 16633 words.

A society’s political and legal treatment of religion is a distinct indicator of the health of a democracy. Consequently, high levels of political and legal contempt for religion in the...

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