Extending Rights to Marginalized Minorities: Same-Sex Relationship Recognition in Mexico and the United States

  • Caroline Beer, Victor D. Cruz-Aceves
  • State Politics & Policy Quarterly, January 2018, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/1532440017751421

The extension of equal right to LGBT people in Mexico and the United States.

What is it about?

This article compares the extension of equal right to LGBT people in Mexico and the United States.

Why is it important?

This article shows that Mexico has been more advanced than the United States in many aspects of legal equality for LGBT people. It finds that whereas religion is very important in determining gay rights policy in the United States, it is not very important in Mexico. The article also finds that states in both Mexico and the United States with stronger gay rights movements and left governments are more likely to pass laws to extend equal rights to LGBT people.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1532440017751421

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