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Law, Morality, and ‘Sexual Orientation’

John Finnis

in Human Rights and Common Good: Collected Essays Volume III

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580071
eISBN:
9780191729393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580071.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is the last and shortest version of a paper that emerged out of testimony and counter-testimony in a court in Colorado in 1995. It omits parts that in the earlier published versions ... More


Issues, Institutions, and Threats

in Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This study examines the dramatically different levels of success that gay rights advocates have experienced on six key issues: the legalization of homosexual conduct, military service, adoption, ... More


Queer Individuals: Their Nature and Nurture

Peter Hegarty

in Gentlemen’s Disagreement: Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman, and the Sexual Politics of Smart Men

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226024448
eISBN:
9780226024615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024615.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines Lewis Terman’s silence on Alfred Kinsey’s findings about the frequency with which adult men reported homosexual sex in his review of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (SBHM). It ... More


Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Gary Mucciaroni

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why is it so much harder for American same-sex couples to get married than it is for them to adopt children? And why does the United States military prevent gays from serving openly even though ... More


A Shameful History and a Dark Legacy

Omar G. Encarnación

in The Case for Gay Reparations

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197535660
eISBN:
9780197535691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197535660.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces Alfred Kinsey, America’s most famous sexologist, who argued in 1953 that homosexual relations are more severely penalized by public opinion and statute law in the United ... More


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