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PCOM 640 Assignment …

PCOM 640 Assignment
Due February 20, 2011

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  • 1. Canada, The United States, and Japan
    A Comparative Analysis
    Same Gender Marriage
  • 2. Same Gender Marriage
    Politically and socially divisive issue
    Changing public attitudes
    Normative trend development
  • 3. Same Gender Marriage: The United States
    Same sex marriage not recognized by federal government.
    Some individual States consider gay marriage legal.
    Public opinion shifting
  • 4. Same Gender Marriage: The United States
    • Role of the media – changing public attitudes
  • Same Gender Marriage: Canada
    One of only ten countries in the world that legally recognizes same sex marriage.
    Fourth in the world to do so.
    Prior to the passage of national legislation, it was already legal in eight provinces.
  • 5. Same Gender Marriage: Canada
    • Political and religious backlash
    • 6. Recent legal challenges
  • Same Gender Marriage: Japan
    Not allowed under Japanese constitution
    Major step taken – country now allows Japanese nationals to marry same sex partners who have citizenship from countries where same gender marriage is legal.
  • 7. Same Gender Marriage: Japan
    • Gay activists praise the move.
    • 8. Japan a leader among Asian nations
  • Same Gender Marriage: Comparative Analysis
    The United Nations
  • 9. Same Gender Marriage: Comparative Analysis
    Amnesty International
    Homosexuality a crime in 70 countries.
  • 10. Same Gender Marriage: Comparative Analysis
    Traditional and new media
    Legal
    Political
    Global
    Religious
    Historic
  • 11. Same Gender Marriage: Normative Development
  • 12. References
    Catholic answers (n.d.). Retrieved from: http://www.catholic.com/library/gay_marriage.asp
    Google images (n.d.). Retrieved from: http://www.google.ca/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi
    In turnaround, U.S. signs U.N. gay rights document (Mar 18, 2009). Retrieved from: http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/03/18/us-rights-gay-usa-idUSTRE52H5CK20090318
    Pope says gay marriage threat to creation (Jan 11, 2010). Retrieved from: http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/07/19/us-un-gays-idUSTRE66I4ZQ20100719?sp=true
    Religion, politics, and support for same-sex marriage in the United States, 1988–2008 (Jan. 2011). Social Science Research. Retrieved from: http://www.sciencedirect.com.ezproxy.royalroads.ca/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WX8-50X3TRS-1&_user=1067470&_coverDate=01%2F31%2F2011&_rdoc=13&_fmt=high&_orig=browse&_origin=browse&_zone=rslt_list_item&_srch=doc-info(%23toc%237152%232011%23999599998%232624740%23FLA%23display%23Volume)&_cdi=7152&_sort=d&_docanchor=&_ct=30&_acct=C000051250&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=1067470&md5=10571fc3f5ffa9cb0b269764fc340943&searchtype=a
    Saskatchewan says marriage commissioners must wed same-sex couples (Jan 18, 2011). Retrieved from: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/saskatchewan-says-marriage-commissioners-must-wed-same-sex-couples/article1874896/
    Universal decriminalization of homosexuality a human rights imperative – Ban (Dec 10, 2010). Retrieved from: http://www.un.org/apps//news/story.asp?NewsID=37026&Cr=&Cr1=