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Class Presentations - WGST 309 Sexual Diversities Intro to LGBT Studies February 15 Politics of Sexuality Yvonne Ivory Ph.D Politics of Sexuality

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WGST 309, Sexual Diversities: Intro to LGBT Studies February 15: Politics of Sexuality Yvonne Ivory, Ph.D.
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Politics of Sexuality: Rights Civil Rights Rights of the citizen Varies by country / state E.g.: SA constitution, p. 167 Human Rights Rights of the any person by virtue of their being “human” International standards, often with implications for nation E.g.: Article 2 of the UN Declaration of Universal Human Rights http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/#atop “Special” Rights? Argument: Gay people don’t really constitute a distinct group
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Politics of Sexuality: Rights Ireland Criminalization of homosexuality until 1988 David Norris: High Court, Supreme Court: lost European Court of Human Rights (Strassbourg) That court used Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights to call on Ireland to decriminalize homosexuality Article 8 – Right to respect for private and family life 1. Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his
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Class Presentations - WGST 309 Sexual Diversities Intro to LGBT Studies February 15 Politics of Sexuality Yvonne Ivory Ph.D Politics of Sexuality

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