Irreconcilable Differences? Intellectual Stalemate in the Gay Rights Debate


In recent years, pro-gay and anti-gay rights activists have engaged in a struggle to sway an undecided public in their favor through the use of ideologically charged rhetoric. Caramagno contends, however, that the debate is stalemated precisely because each side stereotypes and pathologizes the other's perspective, thereby becoming "perfect enemies" divided on every issue and with such intensity that consensus seems nearly impossible. Providing a panoramic view of both perspectives, this unique book traces the contested issues to fundamental conceptual differences within the field of religious, scientific, and political studies.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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