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Same Sex is the most comprehensive anthology on homosexuality available. It goes beyond other classroom readers to explore historical conceptions of homosexuality, homosexual identity, and a variety of public policy issues, ranging from gay marriage to outing to military service. It also examines the issues from ethical, religious, and scientific perspectives. While the authors represent a wide range of opinions on homosexuality, the anthology cuts through the emotional fervor surrounding homosexuality to offer reasoned, lucid discussion of the issues.
Homosexuality is not a subject that has lent itself to level-headed discussion. Here, an important group of philosophers, scientists, theologians, and historians explore the controversies surrounding the subject. SAME SEX will prove to be essential reading for anyone interested in moving beyond sidewalk polemics toward a better understanding of gays, lesbians, and the various debates surrounding them.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-382) and index.
Table of Contents
Part one. Morality and religion. Why shouldn't Tommy and Jim have sex? a defense of homosexuality / John Corvino. A reply to Corvino / David Bradshaw. Law, morality, and "sexual orientation" / John Finnis. Homosexual conduct: a reply to the new natural lawyers / Andrew Koppelman. The homosexual movement / The Ramsey colloquium. A reply to the Ramsey colloquium / Thomas Williams. The Bible on homosexuality: ethically neutral / Daniel A. Helminiak. Romans 1:26-27 and Biblical sexuality / Thomas E. Schmidt — Part two. Conscience and identity. The origins of sexual orientation: possible biological contributions / William Byne and Mitchell Lasco. The exotic becomes erotic theory of sexual orientation / Daryl J. Bern. The ethical relevance of scientific research on sexual orientation / Edward Stein. Diversity and variability in women's sexual identities / Carla Golden. Explaining homosexuality: who cares anyhow? / Frederick Suppe — Part three. Identity and history. Aristophanes' speech from the Symposium / Plato (translation and notes by Leah Himmelhoch). Revolutions, universals, and sexual categories / John Boswell. Sex before sexuality: pederasty, politics, and power in classical Athens / David M. Halperin. The reproduction of butch-fem roles: a social constructionist approach / Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline Davis. Christian brotherhood or sexual perversion? homosexual identities and the construction of sexual boundaries in the World War I era / George Chauncey. Strangers at home: bisexuals in the queer movement / Carol Queen — Part four. Public policy. Make war, not love: the Pentagon's ban is wise and just / John Luddy. Dry-cleaning the troops and other matters: a critique of "Don't ask, don't tell" / Paul Siegel. The case for outing / Richard D. Mohr. Outing, ethics, and politics: a reply to Mohr / James S. Stramel. How domestic partnerships and "gay marriage" threaten the family / Robert H. Knight. Who needs marriage? / Jonathan Rauch. Against marriage / Claudia Carol. A gay and straight agenda / Richard D. Mohr
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