Faith, Politics, and Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States

Faith, Politics, and Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States

By: Clyde Wilcox (editor), David Rayside (editor)Paperback

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This unique comparative study of the interplay between faith and sexual diversity in Canada and the United States will be of great interest to students and scholars of political science, gender studies, gay rights, social movements, and religion.

About Author

David Rayside is a professor of political science and former director of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. He is author, most recently, of Queer Inclusions, Continental Divisions: Public Recognition of Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States. Clyde Wilcox is a professor of government at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He is author, most recently, of Onward Christian Soldiers: The Christian Right in American Politics, 4th ed.


Preface Introduction 1 The Difference that a Border Makes: The Political Intersection of Sexuality and Religion in Canada and the United States / David Rayside and Clyde Wilcox Public Opinion 2 Culture War? A Closer Look at the Role of Religion, Denomination, and Religiosity in US Public Opinion on Multiple Sexualities / Shauna L. Shames, Didi Kuo, and Katherine Levine 3 A Twenty-Year Survey of Canadian Attitudes towards Homosexuality and Gay Rights / Amy Langstaff Evangelicals 4 "Civility without Compromise": Evangelical Attitudes towards Same-Sex Issues in Comparative Context / Samuel Reimer 5 The Pro-Family Movement in Canada and the United States: Institutional Histories and Barriers to Diffusion / Tina Fetner and Carrie B. Sanders 6 Evangelicals, the Christian Right, and Gay and Lesbian Rights in the United States: Simple and Complex Stories / Clyde Wilcox and Rentaro Iida 7 Liberal, with Conservative "Vibrations": African-American Protestants and the Struggle over Legal Rights for Gay and Lesbian Couples / Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox 8 Canadian Evangelicals and Same-Sex Marriage / Jonathan Malloy Mainline Protestants 9 It's All about Sex: The Roots of Opposition to Gay and Lesbian Marriages in Some Christian Churches / Pamela Dickey Young 10 Focusing, Framing, and Discerning: The United Church of Canada and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate / Roger Hutchinson 11 American Mainline Protestantism and Deliberation about Homosexuality / Laura R. Olson, Paul A. Djupe, and Wendy Cadge Roman Catholicism 12 Catholicism, Homosexuality, and Same-Sex Marriage in the United States / Ted G. Jelen 13 Roman Catholics and Same-Sex Marriage in Quebec / Solange Lefebvre and Jean-Francois Breton Non-Christian Responses 14 Paths from Emancipation: American Jews and Same-Sex Marriage / Kenneth D. Wald 15 Muslims and Sexual Diversity in North America / Momin Rahman and Amir Hussain Political Parties 16 The Conservative Party of Canada and Its Religious Constituencies / David Rayside 17 The Politics of Marriage and American Party Politics: Evidence from the 2004 US Election / John C. Green Rights Claiming 18 The Supreme Court of Canada's Attempt to Reconcile Freedom of Religion and Sexual Orientation Equality in the Public Schools / Richard Moon 19 Law, Sexuality, and Morality in the United States / Jason Pierceson Conclusion 20 Cross-Border Parallels at the Political Intersection of Sexuality and Religion / David Rayside Appendices A Canadian Legal and Institutional Context B US Legal and Institutional Context Notes References Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780774820103
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780774820103
  • weight: 720
  • ISBN10: 0774820101

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