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Gays and the Military : Joseph Steffan Versus the United States

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Gays and the Military : Joseph Steffan Versus the United States
Title
Gays and the Military
Title remainder
Joseph Steffan Versus the United States
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In April 1987 Joseph C. Steffan, one of the ten highest ranking midshipmen in his class at the U.S. Naval Academy, and only six weeks from graduation, was denied his diploma and forced to resign his commission because he answered "Yes, sir" to the question, "I'd like your word, are you a homosexual?" Six years later his cause, and that of other gay men and lesbians seeking to serve their country by enlistment in the military, has become the subject of intense national controversy. This unusual and innovative work, based on the litigation strategy and court papers filed in the case of Joseph C. Steffan v. Richard Cheney, Secretary of Defense, et al., brings the resources of clinical psychiatry, clinical and social psychology, cultural history and political science to bear upon the fundamental questions at issue: How is sexual orientation determined? How and why have socially prejudiced stereotypes about male and female homosexuals developed? Why have gays faced special obstacles in defending themselves against discrimination? How much political power do gays have? Marc Wolinsky and Kenneth Sherrill argue that gays constitute a politically powerless class that has been unjustly deprived of its constitutional right to equal protection under the law. They have collected here the affidavits filed on behalf of Joseph Steffan in his suit against the United States government, together with the counter-arguments of the Department of Defense and the extraordinary opinion of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Whatever the outcome of the case, presently on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, this book will stand as a lasting and indispensable guide to the sources of sexual discrimination
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MiAaPQ
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Sherrill, Kenneth
Dewey number
355
LC call number
KF228.S74 -- S74 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wolinsky, Marc
  • Sherrill, Kenneth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cheney, Richard B. -- Trials, litigation, etc
  • Equality before the law -- United States
  • Gay military personnel -- United States -- Legal status, laws, etc
  • Steffan, Joseph, -- 1964- -- Trials, litigation, etc
Label
Gays and the Military : Joseph Steffan Versus the United States
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=581549
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400821044
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC581549
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL581549
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10035916
  • (OCoLC)700688335
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC581549
Label
Gays and the Military : Joseph Steffan Versus the United States
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=581549
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400821044
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC581549
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL581549
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10035916
  • (OCoLC)700688335
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC581549

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