2.16.11 Gay Rights_class notes

2.16.11 Gay Rights_class notes - Sociological Analysis of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–8. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Professor Joanna Kempner Gay rights movement Sociological Analysis of Social Problems
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Same sex marriage as an emerging social problem -In 1998, only Alaska and Hawaii had banned gay marriage. -By 2004, many states had made it illegal.
Background image of page 2
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Same-sex marriage is legal in: New Hampshire Connecticut Iowa Massachusetts Vermont Washington, DC Civil unions are legal: California Connecticut District of Columbia Iowa Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey Nevada Oregon Vermont Washington
Background image of page 4
Why did marriage become top agenda-item for gay rights movement? 1. Arguments for/against same-sex marriage 2. Historical emergence of same-sex marriage 3. Tactical innovation, adaptation, tactical repertoires and cultural repertoires
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Arguments for same-sex marriage -Current marriage laws are discriminatory -Civil unions are equivalent to a “separate, but equal” clause -Marriage is legal requirement for tax advantages, personal injury litigation, inheritance law, protection against creditors, hospital visitation rights, etc -Marriage is financially, emotionally, psychologically, medically healthy. -Gay couples already have children – marriage protects these kids.
Background image of page 6
Arguments against same-sex marriage -Same-sex marriage will destroy institution of marriage -Slippery-slope – if same-sex marriage is legalized, polygamy, bestiality will follow -Same-sex marriage is bad for children -Same-sex marriage constitutes a redefinition of an institution that has remained unchanged for millenia
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 8
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 920:103 taught by Professor Kempner during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

Page1 / 30

2.16.11 Gay Rights_class notes - Sociological Analysis of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 8. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online