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Lesbian, gay, and transgender candidates still face electoral discrimination in advanced democracies, including the UK

Magni, Gabriele and Reynolds, Andrew (2021) Lesbian, gay, and transgender candidates still face electoral discrimination in advanced democracies, including the UK. British Politics and Policy at LSE (10 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Gabriele Magni and Andrew Reynolds find that voters in the United States, United Kingdom, and New Zealand still penalise LGT candidates to varying degrees, with penalties strongest in the US. Yet, progressives, people with LGBT friends, and nonreligious individuals do not discriminate against gays and lesbians, while transgender candidates face stronger bias. Electability concerns, outright prejudice, and identity cueing (i.e., LGT candidates seen as more liberal) explain this voter bias.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 14:00
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2021 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112090

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