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Marriage and the Shifting Priorities of a New Generation of Lesbians and Gays

  • Patrick J. Egan (a1) and Kenneth Sherrill (a2)

“Be careful what you ask for,” goes the old adage. “You just might get it.” This advice is well-taken by interest groups that successfully press for policy goals at odds with the preferences of the broader population. Victory may be won, but at the expense of awakening widespread opposition and aggravating friend and foe alike.

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Sherrill Kenneth. 1999. “The Youth of the Movement.” Gays and Lesbians in the Democratic Process: Public Policy, Public Opinion, and Political Representation, eds. Ellen Riggle and Barry Tadlock. New York: Columbia University Press.
Sullivan Andrew. 2004. “Revolution, Televised.” New Republic, March 1, 34.
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PS: Political Science & Politics
  • ISSN: 1049-0965
  • EISSN: 1537-5935
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