California's Proposition 8 revoked the right to marriage for that state's gay and lesbian population. Proposition 8 was a devastating defeat for gay marriage movements across the nation. The primary rhetorical strategy of the No on 8 campaign was a reliance on a Civil Rights analogy that constructed the gay and lesbian movement for marriage as a civil right akin to those fought for by African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.
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- Women's Studies
- Civil rights
- Coalitional Politics
- Critical Rhetoric
- Gay Marriage
- Sexual minorities--Civil rights--California.
- Sexual minorities
- Political campaigns--California--History--21st century.
- political campaigns
- Rhetoric--Political aspects--California--History--21st century.
- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-239)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Communication