Current Controversies: LGBT Rights, 1st Edition

  • Susan Henneberg
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  • ISBN-10: 1534500073
  • ISBN-13: 9781534500075
  • DDC: 342.7308
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 135 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Great strides have been made in securing rights for the LGBT community in recent years. Although statistics prove that acceptance of LGBT individuals has grown substantially in the past decade, there are still many people who ignore the laws in favor of their own beliefs. This anthology brings together writings from diverse sources to construct a well-balanced examination of LGBT rights in the United States and around the world. Readers will be exposed to both sides of the same-sex marriage debate, the controversy over restroom access for transgender individuals, and the reasons why the LGBT community continues to fight for its rights.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Does the LGBTQ Community Enjoy Equal Rights?.
1: Overview: LGBTQ Rights are Improving Around the World.
2: The LGBTQ Community Has Political Power.
3: LGBTQ Individuals Have Reasons to Cheer.
4: The LGBTQ Community Still Suffers from Injustices.
5: LGBTQ People Post Both Gains and Losses in Human Rights Worldwide.
6: LGBTQ People Are Not Safe in America.
Does the Promotion of LGBTQ Rights Threaten the Freedom of Others?.
7: Overview: Rights for LGBTQ Americans May Threaten Religious Freedom.
8: LGBTQ Rights Threaten Some Americans.
9: LGBTQ Rights Threaten Businesses.
10: Business Owners Cannot Use Religion to Discriminate.
11: Tolerance Is Needed to Protect LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedoms.
Is Same-Sex Marriage a Human Right?.
12: Overview: Same-Sex Marriage Highlights Tension over Fundamental Rights.
13: Same-Sex Parents Should Have Marital Rights.
14: The State Should Not Be Involved in Marriages of Any Kind.
15: Same-Sex Marriage Threatens the Entire Human Rights Framework.
16: Traditional Marriage Promotes the Common Good.
Do Transgender Individuals Deserve Special Protection?.
17: Overview: US Courts Debate the Difference Between Sex Equality and Gender Equality.
18: Transgender People Face High Rates of Workplace Discrimination.
19: Restrooms are Dangerous Places for Transgender Students.
20: Transgender Students are Protected by Title IX.
21: Transgender Restroom Laws Protect Citizens.
Organizations to Contact.