Progay/Antigay: The Rhetorical War Over Sexuality
Issues such as lesbians and gay men serving openly in the military, same-sex marriage and the inclusion of sexual orientation in anti-discrimination and hate crime laws have evolved along with the rival progay and anitgay communities. As a result of public policy debates, the U. S. progay movement has moved toward an essentialist, non-sexual identity while traditionalists have shifted toward a secular public self-representation. This book analyzes the internal disagreements within the two movements.
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Others object that “ homosexual ” wrongly constitutes a type of person rather than rightly naming only a behavior . ... opportunistically invented for political reasons , or too prescriptive of the kinds of persons named .
As Magnuson ( 1994 ) puts it , homosexual persons are protected by the Constitution and statutes : “ They have the same status before the law as do other citizens ” ( p . 30 ) . The next step is to assert that the only characteristic ...
Second , the nation has continued to debate whether openly gay persons should serve in the military . This debate , which resulted in the 1993 " don't ask , don't tell ” policy plus an ensuing string of court cases , was framed around ...
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Emergence of the Variant Sexuality Issue Culture
Analysis of Communication in Contests
Appeals in Progay and Traditionalist Discourses
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