Many gay rights advocates argued in the s that scientific research claiming that sexual orientation is immutable should contribute to gaining civil rights for gays, lesbians and bisexuals. This paper analyzes ten legislative debates that took place at the local, state and federal levels over whether to adopt antidiscrimination laws, before and after the research was published. We hypothesize that if the research has had the impacts hoped for by gay rights supporters, then debates over gay rights should reflect certain changes consistent with such impacts. Although discussion of the origins of sexual orientation among legislators rose in the aftermath of the studies, we fail to find that the science had a major impact on the debate strategies pursued by either pro- or antigay rights legislators.
Same-Sex Marriage Debate: The Arguments & Rebuttals
Same-Sex Marriage Debate: The Arguments & Rebuttals - Pride Legal
Kit Malone mentally mapped bathrooms wherever she went, keeping track of single-occupancy facilities where it would be safe for her to go. She felt unsafe, worried about men attacking her for looking too feminine. Nervous that someone would see her as a threat. Nervous that she would make someone uncomfortable.
The American Gay Rights Movement
Jump to navigation. It is clear from the number of LGBT advocacy organizations around the world that the fixing of particular labels of identity — like lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender — can be useful for establishing global networks and mobilizing people to claim their rights. This case explores some of the issues being debated in relation to the use of fixed labels of sexual identity in advocacy efforts.
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