Sexuality Law Reform and the Language of Progress: What lies behind statements that equality for lesbian and gay people is inevitable

@article{Blore2013SexualityLR,
  title={Sexuality Law Reform and the Language of Progress: What lies behind statements that equality for lesbian and gay people is inevitable},
  author={K. Blore},
  journal={Deakin Law Review},
  year={2013},
  volume={18},
  pages={391-423}
}
  • K. Blore
  • Published 1 December 2013
  • Sociology
  • Deakin Law Review
Equality for lesbian and gay people is increasingly being treated as inevitable. This article questions this sense of inevitability by exploring three possible explanations: (1) a cynical explanation that the language of inevitability is being used as a rhetorical device, (2) a mechanical explanation that the impending equality is an effect of prior causes in time, and (3) a teleological explanation that history is progressing towards its purpose of achieving equality. The article concludes… 
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