Tensions over gay and transgender rights between localities and states Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Taylor, Jami K; Haider-Markel, Donald; Lewis, Daniel


  • In this essay, we examine the factors that drive local adoption of LGBT rights ordinances. Localities commonly pass these compensatory policies in the face of state inaction and when the locality has an unconventional political culture. We also address state preemption, local government power, and the influence of type of local government. We touch upon the referendum process and discuss different types of gay and transgender rights policies that localities might pass This essay is part of a spotlight article in PS : Home Rule Be Damned: Exploring Policy Conflicts between the Statehouse and City Hall


publication date

  • 2018

published in

start page

  • 35

end page

  • 37


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