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Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department of Political Science
Elaine M. Chisek
The following thesis explains the differences between the Quality of Life of LGBTQ individuals within the European Union and the United States of America. Looking at the specific Quality of Life index factors of employment and healthcare, this thesis focuses on four regions: Malta, Germany, California and Texas.
Overall, the European Union was found to have a higher Quality of Life for LGBTQ individuals than the United States of America in the realms of employment and healthcare. This is due to Germany and Malta having inclusive laws and regulations put in place that protect LGBTQ individuals, whereas there is various amounts of divergence between U.S. states, including Texas and California.
Moody, Paige Stuart, "Second class citizens - A comparative analysis of LGBTQ quality of life" (2019). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 701.