Same-Sex Marriage in Argentina: Tolerance and Discrimination in Political Culture
José Eduardo Jorge
Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Facultad de Periodismo y Comunicación Social
February 6, 2012
The fact of Argentina being one of the first countries to legalize gay marriage has been studied all over the world. A not-so-mentioned cause is that, according to survey data, discriminatory attitudes towards homosexual people decreased noticeable in Argentina since the restoration of democracy in 1983. The evolution of these attitudes, considered as a key indicator of the value of tolerance in any society, suggests that at least some central components of political culture may change as a product of democratic exercise and collective deliberation. The article also revises the attitudes towards people suffering from AIDS and people with criminal records.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29
Keywords: same-sex marriage, tolerance, diversity, political culture, democracy
JEL Classification: A13, D62, D63, I18, I19, I31, J12, J18, J71, J78, K30, L31, O10, Z10working papers series
Date posted: February 7, 2012 ; Last revised: February 9, 2012
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