Same-Sex Marriage: Moral Wrong or Civil Right? (Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Upper Grades)

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9780822571766: Same-Sex Marriage: Moral Wrong or Civil Right? (Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Upper Grades)

Explores the topic of legal same-sex marriage/civil unions in a balanced, thought-provoking way that encourages critical thinking about the issue.

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Tricia Andryszewski writes on a variety of topics for both elementary children and young adults. Her books include Terrorism in America; School Prayer: A History of the Debate; Kosovo: The Splintering of Yugoslavia; Marjory Stoneman Douglas; Gay Rights; Abortion; and Walking the Earth: The History of Human Migration.

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Grade 9 Up—Andryszewski puts arguments for and against same-sex marriage into a cultural, religious, political, and legal context. Beginning with a history of the gay rights/gay liberation movement from the 1960s to the 1980s, she progresses to a nuanced analysis of religious support for and opposition to same-sex marriage; the changing definition of marriage; the status of gay families; and political developments in the past two decades. Although other books on the topic are available, this one contains unique arguments, including a conservative case for same-sex marriage; a radical case for domestic partnership, instead; and an in-depth discussion of the advances and setbacks of the 2000s. Quotations, informational sidebars, and glossy photographs add depth and visual appeal. The book also has an extensive index, a list of organizations to contact, and a who's who section that complements the text. The scope is limited to the U.S., and although the viewpoints presented are analyzed in depth, very little ethnic or racial diversity is represented. Nevertheless, this book will be valuable both for research and for those GLBTQ teens hungry for all related information. —Megan Honig, New York Public Library
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