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By Luca Trappolin,Alessandro Gasparini,Robert Wintemute

Homophobia exists in lots of assorted varieties throughout Europe. Member States supply asymmetric degrees of criminal security for lesbian and homosexual rights; whilst the social meanings and practices in terms of homosexuality are culturally particular and intersect in advanced methods with gender, classification and ethnicity in numerous nationwide contexts.

The essays during this quantity illustrate the findings of a ecu undertaking on homophobia and primary rights within which sociologists and felony specialists have analysed the placement in 4 Member States: Italy, Slovenia, Hungary and the UK.

The first a part of the e-book investigates the sociological dimensions of homophobia via qualitative tools related to either heterosexual and self-defined lesbian and homosexual respondents, together with these in ethnic groups. the purpose is to appreciate how homophobia and homosexuality are outlined and skilled within the lifestyle of participants.

The moment half is dedicated to a felony research of the way homophobia is reproduced 'in legislation' and the way it truly is faced 'with law'. The research examines statute and case legislation; 'soft law'; administrative practices; the dialogue of debts inside of parliamentary committees; and judgements of public professionals. one of the components mentioned are 'hate crimes' and 'hate speech'; schooling in any respect degrees; unfastened stream, immigration and asylum; and cross-border reproductive services.

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