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Voting on Marriage: Direct Democracy and Gay Marriage

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This paper will explore the adoption of state gay marriage bans or DOMAs. Over half of state have adopted a DOMA using direct democracy. These elections have (with only one exception) resulted in a victory for the DOMA, but the vote totals have varied widely depending on the state and the year. This paper will look at the vote totals for these ballot initiatives to attempt to determine what factors affect how large a margin of victory it will have. Do typical direct democracy factors, such as money spent and elite and media endorsements, have the largest impact? Or, since the margins of victory have been diminishing over time, is it simply a function of public opinion becoming more accepting of gay marriage over time?

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Gracey, Jessica. "Voting on Marriage: Direct Democracy and Gay Marriage" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Hotel InterContinental, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan 12, 2012 <Not Available>. 2014-11-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p544834_index.html>

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Gracey, J. L. , 2012-01-12 "Voting on Marriage: Direct Democracy and Gay Marriage" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Hotel InterContinental, New Orleans, Louisiana Online <PDF>. 2014-11-25 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p544834_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
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Abstract: This paper will explore the adoption of state gay marriage bans or DOMAs. Over half of state have adopted a DOMA using direct democracy. These elections have (with only one exception) resulted in a victory for the DOMA, but the vote totals have varied widely depending on the state and the year. This paper will look at the vote totals for these ballot initiatives to attempt to determine what factors affect how large a margin of victory it will have. Do typical direct democracy factors, such as money spent and elite and media endorsements, have the largest impact? Or, since the margins of victory have been diminishing over time, is it simply a function of public opinion becoming more accepting of gay marriage over time?


Similar Titles:
Direct Democracy and Minority Rights: Gay Marriage Bans in the U.S. States

Determinants of Electoral Support for Anti-Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendments: An Examination of 2006 Votes on Ballot Measures in the States

Morality or Locality?: The Political Context of Marriage Definition Direct Democracy Voting Outcomes

What’s On the Ballot? The Nature and Origins of Direct Democracy Issues in the American States


 
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