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PCOM 640 Assignment
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  1. 1. Canada, The United States, and Japan<br />A Comparative Analysis<br />Same Gender Marriage<br />
  2. 2. Same Gender Marriage<br />Politically and socially divisive issue<br />Changing public attitudes<br />Normative trend development<br />
  3. 3. Same Gender Marriage: The United States<br />Same sex marriage not recognized by federal government.<br />Some individual States consider gay marriage legal.<br />Public opinion shifting<br />
  4. 4. Same Gender Marriage: The United States<br /><ul><li>Role of the media – changing public attitudes</li></li></ul><li>Same Gender Marriage: Canada<br />One of only ten countries in the world that legally recognizes same sex marriage.<br />Fourth in the world to do so.<br />Prior to the passage of national legislation, it was already legal in eight provinces.<br />
  5. 5. Same Gender Marriage: Canada<br /><ul><li> Political and religious backlash
  6. 6. Recent legal challenges</li></li></ul><li>Same Gender Marriage: Japan<br />Not allowed under Japanese constitution<br />Major step taken – country now allows Japanese nationals to marry same sex partners who have citizenship from countries where same gender marriage is legal.<br />
  7. 7. Same Gender Marriage: Japan<br /><ul><li> Gay activists praise the move.
  8. 8. Japan a leader among Asian nations</li></li></ul><li>Same Gender Marriage: Comparative Analysis<br />The United Nations<br />
  9. 9. Same Gender Marriage: Comparative Analysis<br />Amnesty International<br />Homosexuality a crime in 70 countries.<br />
  10. 10. Same Gender Marriage: Comparative Analysis<br />Traditional and new media<br />Legal<br />Political<br />Global<br />Religious<br />Historic<br />
  11. 11. Same Gender Marriage: Normative Development<br />
  12. 12. References<br />Catholic answers (n.d.). Retrieved from: http://www.catholic.com/library/gay_marriage.asp<br />Google images (n.d.). Retrieved from: http://www.google.ca/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi<br />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<br />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<br />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<br />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/<br />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=<br />

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