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A matter of equality, religion or politics?: The proliferation of same-sex marriage legislationamong the member states in the European Union
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis has investigated the effect of political influence, religious denomination, and level of equality regarding same-sex marriage legislation among the 28 member states of the European Union (EU). Furthermore, prior research has been related to the topics: same-sex marriage cases within the EU court, religious influence on approval of homosexuality, Conservative, Liberal, and Social democratic ideas regarding same-sex marriage and research about Feminism and equality. It has used a quantitative, comparative, and causal analysis to test the six hypotheses by using Cox Regression.

The thesis has concluded that religious influence had a negativeeffect on the same-sex marriage legislation, disregarding denomination, and the level of social cohesion and equality had a positive effect on the legislation. Additionally, the result has shown that among the member states of the EU, the phenomenon of same-sex marriage was not a politically polarised, but that there were rather possible other variables not included in the analysis that could explain why half of the member states have legislated same-sex marriage. However, the predicted hazard rate of no legislation has increased and if the trend would continue there could possibly be a consensus among the members of the EU in the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [en]
same-sex marriage, legislation, EU
Keywords [sv]
könsneutral, äktenskap, lagstiftning, EU
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-37391OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-37391DiVA, id: diva2:1228884
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Political Science
Educational program
Social Analysis and Communication, 180 credits
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