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How a country’s political system works can be integral to whether or not same-sex marriage becomes legal

Bernstein, Mary (2016) How a country’s political system works can be integral to whether or not same-sex marriage becomes legal. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (01 Feb 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last year saw a Supreme Court decision which meant the legalization of same-sex marriage across the entire of the United States. Canada too, though having a very different political system, has legalized same-sex marriage at the national level via its Supreme Court. Australia, by contrast, has not yet legalized same-sex marriage, despite having a largely similar political system to Canada’s. Mary Bernstein writes that the differences cannot be explained by public opinion alone; unlike Canada and the US, Australia does not have a federal bill of rights, nor are its courts an avenue for people to gain rights that are not set out in law.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 12:54
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65824

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