Same-Sex Marriage, 1st Edition

  • Tamara Thompson
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  • ISBN-10: 0737776811
  • ISBN-13: 9780737776812
  • DDC: 306.84
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 261 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released April 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on a current issue. Composed of a wide spectrum of primary sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields. Includes extensive book and periodical bibliographies and a list of organizations to contact for more information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Books in the Current Controversies Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How Did Same-Sex Marriage Become Legal in the United States?.
1: Overview: The Complex Issue of Same-Sex Marriage.
2: Four Decades of LGBT Activism Paved the Way for Marriage Equality.
3: American Politics Have Shifted Significantly Since the 1990s.
4: Unequal Treatment Led the Supreme Court to Overturn DOMA.
5: State Marriage Laws Vary Widely Following DOMA’s Demise.
6: Young People Helped Shift Public Opinion on Same-Sex Marriage.
7: Gay Marriage Around the World.
Does Same-Sex Marriage Benefit Society?.
8: Chapter Preface.
9: Same-Sex Marriage Benefits Society in Many Ways.
10: Same-Sex Marriage Strengthens the Institution of Marriage.
11: Same-Sex Marriage Furthers the American Values of Freedom and Equality.
12: Marriage Equality Reduces Dependence on Government Social Services.
13: What’s Wrong with Letting Same-Sex Couples “Marry?”.
14: Same-Sex Marriage Weakens the Institution of Marriage.
15: Same-Sex Marriage Perpetuates Systemic Injustices.
Is Same-Sex Marriage Good for Families and Children?.
16: Overview: Gay Couples Weigh Financial Options That Accompany Marriage.
17: Same-Sex Marriage Protects Families and Children in Many Ways.
18: There Is No Scientific Evidence That Same-Sex Marriage Harms Children.
19: Children in Same-Sex Households Are Healthier than Their Peers.
20: Same-Sex Marriage Is Not Good for Families and Children.
21: Children Pay a Lifelong Emotional Price for Same-Sex Parenting.
22: Gay Marriage, Then Group Marriage?.
What Are Some Other Key Issues with Same-Sex Marriage?.
23: Chapter Preface.
24: Same-Sex Marriage Has Negative Consequences for Religious Liberty.
25: Same-Sex Marriage Does Not Impact Religious Freedom.
26: Beyond Gay Marriage—Is the LGBT Movement Walking Down the Aisle to Nowhere?.
27: Same-Sex Marriage Is Good for the Economy.
28: Same-Sex Marriage Does Not Help the Economy.
29: Marriage Equality Is Important for Transgender People.
Organizations to Contact.