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Homosexuality

Author: Cynthia A Bily
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2009.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of essays offering different views on homosexuality in the United States, discussing such topics as military service, gay marriage, and what schools should teach about sexuality. 5NjBwBT.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia A Bily
ISBN: 9780737742145 0737742143 9780737742152 0737742151
OCLC Number: 230802682
Description: 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
ch. 1. What are the causes of homosexuality? --
Chapter preface --
1. Homosexuality is influenced by genetics / Robert Mitchum --
2. Homosexuality is influenced by prenatal conditions / Neil Swidey --
3. Homosexuality is caused by psychological trauma / Richard Fitzgibbons --
4. The causes of homosexuality are irrelevant / Andrew Fink --
5. Homosexuality can be "cured" / "Ben Newman" --
6. Homosexuality cannot be "cured" / Casey Sanchez --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 2. Should gay men and women serve in the military? --
1. Gay men and women in the military disrupt unit cohesion / Mackubin Thomas Owens --
2. Gay men and women in the military do not disrupt unit cohesion / Gregory M. Herek and Aaron Belkin --
3. The military is better off without gay men and women / Robert Maginnis --
4. Gay men and women make important contributions to our military effort / C. Dixon Osburn --
5. The "Don't ask, don't tell" policy is effective and necessary / John McCain --
6. The "Don't ask, don't tell" policy is not effective or necessary / Laura Kiritsy --
Periodical bibliography. ch. 3. Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry? --
Chapter preface --
1. The United States needs a federal marriage amendment / Marilyn Musgrave --
2. The United States does not need a federal marriage amendment / Charles Krauthammer --
3. Civil unions are reasonable alternative to marriage for same-sex couples / Dennis O'Brien --
4. Civil unions are not a reasonable alternative to marriage / Norma Love --
5. Civil unions post a threat to the institution of marriage / Midge Decter --
6. The institution of marriage itself is out of date / Mary E. Hunt --
7. Same-sex couples pose a threat to children in their care / "An adoptive father" --
8. Many same-sex couples make good parents / Williams Meezan and Jonathan Rauch --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 4. What should schools teach about homosexuality? --
Chapter preface --
1. Children should be taught in school to understand homosexuality / Arthur Lipkin --
2. Schools should not address homosexuality / Bob Unruh --
3. Sex education programs should teach that homosexuality is natural / Tenesha Curtis --
4. Sex education programs should not teach that homosexuality is natural / Michelle Turner --
5. Schools should permit students to form gay-straight alliances / John Caldwell --
6. Schools should not permit students to form gay-straight alliances / Paul Scalia --
Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Cynthia A. Bily, book editor.
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Presents a collection of essays offering different views on homosexuality in the United States, discussing such topics as military service, gay marriage, and what schools should teach about sexuality. 5NjBwBT.

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