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Same Sex (Studies in Social, Political, & Legal Philosophy)by John Corvino
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Essential reading for anyone looking towards a better understanding of gays, lesbians, and the issues that surround them.
...attempts to substitute reason and scholarship for diatribe.--The Washington Post Are gay rights equal rights or special rights? Is homosexuality immoral? While contributors to Same Sex, including the late John Boswell, David M. Halperin, and George Chauncey, often clash in opinion, they share a fundamental commintment to careful, rational discussion. Essential reading for anyone looking towards a better understanding of gays, lesbians, and the issues that surround 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 Brndshaw. Law, morality, and "sexual orientation" / John Finnis. Homosexual conduct: a reply to the new natural lawyers / Andrew Koppelman. The homosexual movement / The Ramsey colloquinm. 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. Concience 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 historv. 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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