Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America

Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America : Promise and Resistance

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This volume sheds light on regional, national, and individual-level factors that have led to major developments for same-sex relationship equality in Latin America and explores institutional, political, and social barriers for same-sex couples in the region. It analyzes cross-national patterns of same-sex relationship policies in Latin America and examines country-cases of recent policies for same sex-couples in the region.
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  • Hardback | 186 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 7 Graphs; 3 Tables, unspecified
  • 0739167022
  • 9780739167021

Table of contents

Part I: Themes Chapter 1: Diffusion of Same-Sex Policies in Latin America Adriana Piatti-Crocker Chapter 2: The Lavender Tide? LGBT Rights and the Latin American Left Today Shawn Schulenberg Chapter 3: Support for Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America German Lodola and Margarita Corral Chapter 4: Variations in the Judicialization of Same-Sex Marriage Politics in Latin America Jason Pierceson Part II: Countries Chapter 5: Same-Sex Partnership Rights in Central America: The Case of Panama Shawn Schulenberg Chapter 6: The Creation of Civil Partnerships in Uruguay Diego Sempol Chapter 7: Same-Sex Couples in Colombia: Three Models for their Legal and Political Recognition Daniel Bonilla Chapter 8: Legal Mobilization and the Road to Same-Sex Marriage in Argentina Maria Gracia Andia Chapter 9: The Battle for Marriage Equality in Mexico, 2001-2011 Genaro Lozano
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This volume assembles some of the most innovative authors working on LGBT politics in Latin America. The study of LGBT rights is an exciting new dimension in the study of the quality of democracy that has long been ignored. This volume proves that the study of the politics of sexuality, like the activism on behalf of sexuality rights in Latin America, is here to stay. -- Javier Corrales, Amherst College This terrific follow up to Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas presents an incisive and comprehensive picture of the evolution of the issue across Latin America. The editors and contributors bring their critical insights to advance the understanding of the development of same-sex marriage policy through the use of a wide range of approaches and tools. From the fascinating case studies to the doctrinal analysis and the public opinion data, this volume impresses in every dimension. -- Charles Anthony "Tony" Smith, University of California, Irvine
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About Shawn Schulenberg

Jason Pierceson is an associate professor of political science and legal studies at the University of Illinois Springfield. Adriana Piatti-Crocker is an associate professor at the University of Illinois Springfield and is a comparative politics scholar on Latin America and gender and politics. Shawn Schulenberg is an assistant professor and director of graduate studies in the department of political science at Marshall University.
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