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Unformatted text preview: 2-19-2008Diversity and its Opponents•Growing diversityoStacey: ‘postmodern family condition—a permanent condition of family diversity and dissent’ (p. 205)•Choices in family formationoe.g. single parenting, gay/lesbian families•Inequality: who gets to have a family?oSingle mothersShortage of men, social sanctionsoGay and lesbian familiesLegal restrictions, social sanctionsHistorical Development•Late 19th century medical categoriesoHeterosexual: normaloHomosexual: mentally diseasedoCategories of personality separate from actsMedical Views•APA Diagnostic and Statistical ManualoRemoved homosexuality as mental disorder in 1973oReplaced by distress over orientation•“Gender identity disorder” remainsoA strong persistent cross-gender identificationLegal History•Sodomy illegal in all states before 1962oBy 2003, 14 states (10 gender-neutral)•Supreme Court struck down bans, Lawrence v. Texas (2003)oViolated 14th amendment“Nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”North Carolina Law 14-177•“If any persona shall commit the crime against nature, with mankind or beast, he shall be punished as a Class I felon.”punished as a Class I felon....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course SOCI 130 taught by Professor Cohen during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08