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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Overview

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.
Contents.
Foreword.
Introduction.
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.
Bibliography.
Index.