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Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Gary Mucciaroni


Why is it so much harder for American same-sex couples to get married than it is for them to adopt children? And why does the United States military prevent gays from serving openly even though jurisdictions nationwide continue to render such discrimination illegal? Illuminating the conditions that engender these contradictory policies, this book explains why gay rights advocates have achieved dramatically different levels of success from one policy area to another. The first book to compare results across a wide range of gay rights struggles, this volume explores debates over laws governing m ... More

Keywords: same-sex couples, gay rights, military service, homosexual conduct, adoption, marriage, hate crimes, civil rights, gay marriage, gay rights movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226544083
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Mucciaroni, author