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SAME SEX MARRIAGE PATHFINDER

DEFINITION: “Legal relationship between two people of the same sex that enjoys the same legal status as a marriage between two people of the opposite sex." (Encyclopedia of Social Issues)

NARROW THE TOPIC:
  • What are the reasons for and against gay marriage?
  • Is the Defense of Marriage Act discriminatory?
  • How have domestic partnerships worked in New York City, Ann Arbor, New Orleans, San Francisco, etc.?
  • What has been the effect of legalizing same sex partnerships in Denmark, Belgium, Canada, South Africa, Spain, the Netherlands or other countries?
  • Is marriage a civil right and if so, is it Constitutional to vote on civil rights?
  • Is there evidence to support that children suffer psychological effects from having a gay parents?
  • What changes need to be made for same-sex divorce?
  • Compare domestic partnerships with marriage.

ONLINE CATALOG SUBJECT HEADINGS:
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Gay couples
  • Gays -- Family relationships
  • Gay couples

SELECTED PRINT RESOURCES (REF indicated non-circulating item):

Gay marriage : an opposing viewpoints guide / Lauri S. Friedman, book editor ; Christine Nasso, publisher ; Elizabeth Des Chenes, managing editor.
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Detroit : Greenhaven Press : Thomson/Gale, c2008.
Call #: HQ1034.U5 G39 2008
Location: Reference - 1st floor

Same-sex marriage, pro and con : a reader / edited and with a preface and an introduction by Andrew Sullivan ; with research assistance by Joseph Landau.
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New York : Vintage Books, c2004.
Call #: HQ1033 .S26 2004
Location: Main Stacks

STATISTICS:

Counting Same-sex Couples: Official Estimates and Unofficial Guesses (PDF) - Census Bureau [http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/files/counting-paper.pdf]

ELECTRONIC INDEXES:

Academic Search Premier
Points of View Reference Center
ProQuest Research Library
TOPICsearch

GOOGLE SCHOLAR SEARCH
: "same sex marriage" (search limited to 2000 to 2010)

SUGGESTED INTERNET SITES:

Same-Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography of the Legal Literature [http://law-library.rutgers.edu/SSM.html]

Many academic web sites focus on same sex marriages. Click here for a domain limited Google search: "same sex marriage" site:.edu

CITING YOUR SOURCES:

Avoiding Plagiarism (The Online Writing Lab OWL at Perdue University) [http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/1/]

The key to avoiding plagiarism is to make sure you give credit where it is due. This may be credit for something somebody said, wrote, emailed, drew, or implied. (OWL)

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker [www.easybib.com]

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Mark Jackson,
Aug 4, 2010, 10:50 AM
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