Same Sex: Debating the Ethics, Science, and Culture of Homosexuality

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1997 - Psychology - 394 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Why Shouldnt Tommy and Jim Have Sex? A Defense of Homosexuality
3
A Reply to Corvino
17
Law Morality and Sexual Orientation
31
Homosexual Conduct A Reply to the New Natural Lawyers
44
The Homosexual Movement
58
A Reply to the Ramsey Colloquium
69
The Bible on Homosexuality Ethically Neutral
81
Romans 12627 and Biblical Sexuality
93
Sex Before Sexuality Pederasty Politics and Power in Classical Athens
203
The Reproduction of ButchFem Roles A Social Constructionist Approach
220
Christian Brotherhood or Sexual Perversion? Homosexual Identities and the Construction of Sexual Boundaries in the World War I Era
235
Strangers at Home Bisexuals in the Queer Movement Carol Queen
258
Public Policy
265
Make War Not Love The Pentagons Gay Ban Is Wise and Just
267
DryCleaning the Troops and Other Matters A Critique of Dont Ask Dont Tell
274
The Case for Outing
281

Science and Identity
105
The Origins of Sexual Orientation Possible Biological Contributions
107
The ExoticBecomesErotic Theory of Sexual Orientation
121
The Ethical Relevance of Scientific Research on Sexual Orientation
135
Diversity and Variability in W William Byne And Mitchell Lascoomens Sexual Identities
149
Explaining Homosexuality Who Cares Anyhow?
167
Identity And History
177
Aristophanes Speech from the Symposium
179
Revolutions Universals and Sexual Categories
185
Outing Ethics and Politics A Reply to Mohr
284
How Domestic Partnerships and Gay Marriage Threaten the Family
289
Who Needs Marriage?
304
Against Marriage
317
A Gay and Straight Agenda
331
Notes
345
Index
383
About the Contributors
387
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About the author (1997)

John Corvino teaches philosophy at Wayne State University. His articles on the subject have appeared in The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review and in the anthology Do We Need Minority Rights? Conceptual Issues. He resides in Austin, Texas.

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