ew research indicates that marriage and political activism are intertwined, but the nature of this relationship differs based on sexual identities. Married heterosexual individuals tend to be less politically active, while sexual minorities, particularly lesbians and gay men, may experience increased political engagement after marriage. The study highlights the importance of considering both marital status and sexual identities when examining political activism.
The findings have been published in Political Research Quarterly.
The rationale behind this study was to examine the relationship between marriage and political activism, specifically focusing on how marriage impacts the political engagement of both heterosexual individuals and sexual minorities. The study aims to fill a gap in the existing literature by exploring if heterosexual, gay, and lesbian marriages function in similar or different ways in terms of political activism.