Same-Sex Marriage: A Reference Handbook: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, Sep 2, 2010 - Social Science - 295 pages
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Despite a general attitude shift towards accepting same-sex relationships in the United States over the last two decades, there is still a prevailing opinion that same-sex marriages should be prohibited. Indeed, even among the few states that have legalize marriage for same-sex couples, California, Hawaii, and Maine have had their statutes overturned by state voters.

This book provides a comprehensive review of attitudes toward same-sex marriage in the United States, examining historical events, religious traditions, and gender norms that have influenced understandings of same-sex marriage in America. Information regarding same-sex relationships in other cultures, both today and in previous eras, provides insightful perspective to the topic; arguments for and against same-sex marriages are presented along with rebuttals to both positions.

 

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Contents

A Reference Handbook 1 Background and History
1
A Reference Handbook 2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
31
A Reference Handbook 3 Worldwide Perspective
81
A Reference Handbook 4 Chronology
111
A Reference Handbook 5 Biographical Sketches
133
A Reference Handbook 6 Documents and Data
157
A Reference Handbook 7 Organizations
199
A Reference Handbook 8 Resources
227
A Reference Handbook Glossary
269
A Reference Handbook Index
273
A Reference Handbook About the Author
297
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David E. Newton is formerly professor of physics and chemistry at Salem State College in Salem, MA, and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

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