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After Marriage EqualityThe Future of LGBT Rights$
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Carlos A. Ball

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479883080

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.001.0001

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Will Victory Bring Change?

Will Victory Bring Change?

A Mature Social Movement Faces The Future

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(p.17) 1 Will Victory Bring Change?
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After Marriage Equality
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Gary Mucciaroni

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.003.0002

This chapter argues that the attainment of marriage equality will not push it in a starkly different trajectory. It discusses several different factors that limit the movement’s ability to change directions in significant ways, including its diversity and fragmentation; its organizational emphasis on professional advocacy over grassroots participation; and its identity-based civil rights orientation. Within those restraints, the chapter predicts that the movement, post-marriage equality, will seek to increase LGBT representation among elected and other government officials and placing greater emphasis on LGBT rights issues in other countries. It also argues that the movement would benefit from moving beyond issues of civil rights, and the policing of nondiscrimination obligations, in order to focus more explicitly on efforts to engage and educate institutions of civil society, such as corporations and schools, on the need to adopt policies that make LGBT individuals feel safe, secure, and respected as equals.

Keywords:   LGBT rights movement, civil rights, identity, equality, international LGBT rights

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