Same-Sex Marriage in Argentina: Tolerance and Discrimination in Political Culture

29 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2012 Last revised: 9 Feb 2012

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José Eduardo Jorge

Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Instituto de Investigación en Comunicación (IICOM)

Date Written: February 6, 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: same-sex marriage, tolerance, diversity, political culture, democracy

JEL Classification: A13, D62, D63, I18, I19, I31, J12, J18, J71, J78, K30, L31, O10, Z10

Suggested Citation

Jorge, José Eduardo, Same-Sex Marriage in Argentina: Tolerance and Discrimination in Political Culture (February 6, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2000310 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2000310

José Eduardo Jorge (Contact Author)

Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Instituto de Investigación en Comunicación (IICOM)

Diag. 113 y 63
La Plata, Buenos Aires 1900
Argentina

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