Same-sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance

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Jason Pierceson, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, Shawn Schulenberg
Rowman & Littlefield, 2013 - Law - 176 pages
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This book is a follow-up volume to Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships published by Lexington Books in 2010. It 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. The first section of the book deals with general aspects of same-sex rights and policies in the Americas; including public opinion regarding same-sex marriage, diffusion of policy innovations for same-sex couples, judicialization of LGBT rights, and the role of the left in support of same-sex rights in Latin America. The second section examines country-cases regarding same-sex policies in Latin America and includes separate chapters on Central America, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, and Uruguay. Overall, this research is innovative and unique because it covers the understudied policies of same-sex relationships in Latin America, despite its recent major developments, and includes both regional and national level analyses to explain such developments.

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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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