Rights, Reflection, and Reciprocity: Implications of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate for Tolerance and the Political Process

  title={Rights, Reflection, and Reciprocity: Implications of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate for Tolerance and the Political Process},
  author={Paul A. Djupe and Andrew R. Lewis and Ted Gerard Jelen},
  journal={Politics and Religion},
  pages={630 - 648}
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  • Political Science, Sociology
    Politics and Religion
  • 2017
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