Faith, Politics, and Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States

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David Morton Rayside, Clyde Wilcox
UBC Press, Jan 1, 2011 - Political Science - 462 pages
For decades, agitation by lesbians, gays, and other sexual minoritiesfor political recognition has provoked a heated response amongreligious activists in both Canada and the United States.In thisremarkable comparative study, expert authors explore the tenacity ofanti-gay sentiment, as well as the dramatic shifts in public attitudestowards queer groups across all faith communities in both the UnitedStates and Canada. They conclude that, despite the ongoing conflict,religious adherence does not invariably entail opposition to thepolitical acknowledgment of queer rights.

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David Rayside is a professor of political scienceand former director of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual DiversityStudies at the University of Toronto. He is author, most recently, ofQueer Inclusions, Continental Divisions: Public Recognition ofSexual Diversity in Canada and the United States. 

Clyde Wilcox is a professor of government atGeorgetown University in Washington, DC.  He is author, mostrecently, of Onward Christian Soldiers: The Christian Right inAmerican Politics, 4th ed.

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