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Format: Print Book 2009
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HQ76.25.H67375 2009
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 306.766 H75
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 306.766 HOM
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What are the causes of homosexuality? Should gay men and women serve in the military? Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry? What should schools teach about homosexuality? Editor Cynthia A. Bily has compiled several thoughtful essays that debate the answers to these four questions. Subtopics are also explored from divergent viewpoints, giving your readers a broad view of important issues. Essay sources include Robert Mitchum, C. Dixon Osburn, Mackubin Thomas Owens, John Caldwell, and John McCain.
Homosexuality is influenced by genetics / Robert Mitchum ; Homosexuality is influenced by prenatal conditions / Neil Swidey ; Homosexuality is caused by psychological trauma / Richard Fitzgibbons ; The causes of homosexuality are irrelevant / Andrew Fink ; Homosexuality can be "cured" / "Ben Newman" ; Homosexuality cannot be "cured" / Casey Sanchez
Gay men and women in the military disrupt unit cohesion / Mackubin Thomas Owens ; Gay men and women in the military do not disrupt unit cohesion / Gregory M. Herek and Aaron Belkin ; The military is better off without gay men and women / Robert Maginnis ; Gay men and women make important contributions to our military effort / C. Dixon Osburn ; The "Don't ask, don't tell" policy is effective and necessary / John McCain ; The "Don't ask, don't tell" policy is not effective or necessary / Laura Kiritsy
The United States needs a federal marriage amendment / Marilyn Musgrave ; The United States does not need a federal marriage amendment / Charles Krauthammer ; Civil unions are reasonable alternative to marriage for same-sex couples / Dennis O'Brien ; Civil unions are not a reasonable alternative to marriage / Norma Love ; Civil unions pose a threat to the institution of marriage / Midge Decter ; The institution of marriage itself is out of date / Mary E. Hunt ; Same-sex couples pose a threat to children in their care / "An adoptive father" ; Many same-sex couples make good parents / Williams Meezan and Jonathan Rauch
Children should be taught in school to understand homosexuality / Arthur Lipkin ; Schools should not address homosexuality / Bob Unruh ; Sex education programs should teach that homosexuality is natural / Tenesha Curtis ; Sex education programs should not teach that homosexuality is natural / Michelle Turner ; Schools should permit students to form gay-straight alliances / John Caldwell ; Schools should not permit students to form gay-straight alliances / Paul Scalia.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Since its first titles were released more than 25 years ago, the Opposing Viewpoints series has set a standard for its comprehensive coverage of the arguments surrounding society's most controversial issues. The format remains somber and plain: graphs, charts, and occasional political cartoons provide the only illustration on the black-and-white pages. Newer titles in the series continue the familiar structure: articles and excerpts from a wide range of periodicals are grouped into themed chapters, each titled with a provocative question that encourages in-depth discussion. Homosexuality presents arguments about the causes of same-sex preference before delving into some of the today's headlining issues: Should gays serve in the military and legally marry? Questions for further discussion, bibliographies, and lists of organizations to contact complete these titles that confirm the series' high-watermark reputation as an exemplary student resource for research and debate.--Engberg, Gillian Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Subjects Homosexuality.
Publisher Detroit :Greenhaven Press,2009
Contributors Bily, Cynthia A.
Language English
Description 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780737742145 (hardcover)
0737742143 (hardcover)
9780737742152 (pbk.)
0737742151 (pbk.)
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