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By Jordi Díez

Addressing one of many defining social problems with our time, The Politics of homosexual Marriage in Latin the USA explores how and why Latin the United States, a culturally Catholic and traditionally conservative zone, has turn into a pacesetter between international locations of the worldwide South, or even the worldwide North, within the passage of homosexual marriage laws. within the first comparative research of its style, Jordi Díez explains cross-national version within the enactment of homosexual marriage in 3 nations: Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. in keeping with wide interviews within the 3 nations, Díez argues that 3 major key components clarify version in coverage results throughout those circumstances: the energy of social stream networks solid by way of activists in want of homosexual marriage; the entry to coverage making afforded by means of specific nationwide political associations; and the resonance of the frames used to call for the growth of marriage rights to same-sex undefined.

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First, historically its gay and lesbian movement has been weak and, during the last ten years, unable to build strong networks capable of pursuing policy change. Second, formal and informal features of its institutional framework allow for a more inordinate access to the policy process by opponents to the expansion of sexual citizenship. Third, its democratization process has been characterized by broad social consensus: there is broad agreement on the rules of the game and low levels of political contestation that provide limited opportunities for significant changes in the terms of citizenship.

Even in the case of Europe, where a regional regime has been found to have influence on domestic policy in gay rights (Kollman and Waites 2011), such influence has not applied to gay marriage, for otherwise there would be policy convergence among member states on gay marriage in the same way that occurred for the decriminalization of homosexuality. Indeed, the limits of the influence European institutions and regimes can have on legislation pertaining to gay marriage were clearly established by the European Court of Human Rights, which, in a 2010 ruling on an Austrian case, 10 Yong Kim’s leadership appears to be key to the bank’s new position.

According to her, the state ought to encourage mechanisms of group representation and adopt group-differentiated policies. The concept of differentiated citizenship has expectedly been criticized. Critics have argued that differentiated-group rights violate the principle of equality, making some citizens “more equal” than others; that they are arbitrary because there is no “objective” way to determine which groups are deserving of differentiated rights; and that they fracture a sense of community and common purpose that can lead to mistrust and even conflict (Cairns 1993; Offe 1998; Waldron 2002).

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