How to Mobilize Heterosexual Support for Gay Rights

Author: Ian Ayres
Secondary Author: Jennifer Gerarda Brown
ISBN: 9780691121345

What can straight people do to support gay rights? How much work or sacrifice must allies take on to do their share? Ian Ayres and Jennifer Brown--law professors, activists, husband and wife--propose practical strategies for helping straight men and women advocate for and with the gay community. Straightforward advances a thesis that is at once simple and groundbreaking: to make real progress at the central flashpoints of controversy--marriage rights, employment discrimination, gays in the military, exclusion from the Boy Scouts, and religious controversies over homosexuality--straight as well as gay people need to speak up and act for equality. Ayres and Brown take aim at both the hearts and minds of the general public, focusing on strategies that can change the incentives and therefore the behavior of the recalcitrant. The book is peppered with stories about real people and the decisions they have faced at home, in church, at work, in school, and in politics. It is also filled with c

Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 2005-05-08

Subjects: Law / General, Law / Civil Rights, Law / Gender & the Law, Political Science / Civil Rights, Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy, Political Science / Political Process / Political Advocacy, Social Science / LGBT Studies / Lesbian Studies

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