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Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America : NPR
The latest polls indicate 58 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage. In 1977, that number was 13 percent. One researcher says that jump in support isn't the result of a generational gap — it's that many who once opposed gay marriage have changed their minds or softened their opposition. - gay rights movement championed the individual rights. - many high profile people coming out of closet may have contributed to the "normal" image of gay people and gay relationships. plus high profile hetero people have gay friends and turn into a public ally.
human  rights  minority  sociology  Religion  gayrights  humanrights  gay  rights  liberal  democracy  liberty  gay  marriage  USA  J  S  Mill  gaymarriage  equality  civil  rights  individual  rights  individual  liberty  generational  change  culture  liberalism  LGBT 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
Homo-Ehe in Frankreich: Parlament plant Marathondebatte über 14 Tage - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In Frankreich ist ein Glaubenskrieg entbrannt, quer durch die politischen Lager, gesellschaftlichen Gruppen und religiösen Organisationen.

> divide Religion from Politics and Public Policy making !!!
> as long as it doesn't hurt somebody else (legitemately), see liberalism JS mill

Plus "Nur die Gleichstellung von Homos und Heteros unter dem Begriff des Traditionsbegriffs "Ehe" gilt als nicht hinnehmbar, und die Frage der Adoption für Homo-Paare spaltet Frankreich." Religion puts a Registered Trademark War for "marriage" on show. ""Widerspruch gegen die Natur und die Gebote der Kirche""
liberal  democracy  politics  homophobia  society  Religion  generational  change  homosexuality  liberalism  culture  LGBT 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Generation LGBTQIA - NYTimes.com
Rise of post gay-rights movement because of the lack of T&Q and other in real-world LGBT environement. Because gender-nonconforming (Non-Cis) people feel lost in a publicly L&G-only accepting world. YOU DON'T NEED TO UNDERSTAND to ACCEPT, as long as we do not hurt you. Welcome to LGBTQ+ ... !

If the gay-rights movement today seems to revolve around same-sex marriage, this generation is seeking something more radical: an upending of gender roles beyond the binary of male/female. The core question isn’t whom they love, but who they are — that is, identity as distinct from sexual orientation.

But what to call this movement? Whereas “gay and lesbian” was once used to lump together various sexual minorities — and more recently “L.G.B.T.” to include bisexual and transgender — the new vanguard wants a broader, more inclusive abbreviation. “Youth today do not define themselves on the spectrum of L.G.B.T.,”
LGBT  LGBTQ  gay  rights  gay  society  culture  generational  change  change  millennials  generationy  post  gay-rights  movement  transgender  same-sex  marriage  LGBTQIA  gender  identiy  gender  gender  role  feminism  liberal  liberalism  LGBTQ+ 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Why does the UK love the monarchy?
"What is it about our country that we retain such affection for a system which appears at odds with the meritocratic principles of a modern liberal democracy?"

[...]

Bagehot had identified a developing national characteristic. As colonial power and the riches of empire declined, there was an increasing desire to define greatness as something other than wealth and territory. Britain wanted to believe it was, intrinsically, special. "People yield a deference to what we may call the theatrical show of society," he wrote. "The climax of the play is the Queen."

[Everything around the Monarchy, the Queen and hereditary authority acts as IT for] national communion. [Simply British national life held high with pride.] "Uniquely ours."

The explanation, I think, is that the 1950s were also a period in which the country was anxious about how global, institutional and social change might threaten its identity.

Monarchy represented a bulwark against rapid and scary change.
reason  nationality  identification  identity  2012  Diamond  Jubilee  austerity  immigration  globalisation  anxiety  culture  change  society  democracy  meritocratic  meritocracy  liberal  democracy  liberal  Britain  UK  history  monarchy 
june 2012 by asterisk2a

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