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Gays and the Military


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AcknowledgmentsA Note on StyleIntroductionMotion for Summary Judgment of Joseph Steffan3Affidavit I of John Boswell: On the History of Social Attitudes toward Homosexuality from Ancient Greece to the Present40Affidavit II of John Boswell: On the Use of the Term "Homo" as a Derogatory Epithet49Affidavit I of Richard Green: On Homosexual Orientation as an Immutable Characteristic56Affidavit of Kenneth Sherrill: On Gay People as a Politically Powerless Group84Affidavit of Gregory Herek: On Prejudice toward Gay People and Gays as Security Risks121Affidavit of Robert Rankin: On the Ability of Gay People to Perform Well in the Military141Affidavit of Kate Dyer: On Other Nations' Policies toward Gays in the Military146Memorandum in Response to Motion of Joseph Steffan150Reply Memorandum in Support of Joseph Steffan's Motion161Affidavit II of Richard Green: On Recent Developments in the Field of Brain Research171Opinion174Table of Cases189Notes191Index211

About the Author

Marc Wolinsky is a partner of the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and co-counsel to Joseph C. Steffan in association with Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. Kenneth Sherrill is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the College Senate at Hunter College, City University of New York.


One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1994 Named an Outstanding Book by the Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America for 1998 "This is a valuable resource for anyone wishing to understand the constitutional, emotional, human, and organizational issues involved. It is a remarkable collection of materials concerning homosexuality in the military and provides a service to all in understanding the current national debate."--Choice

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