On the Road to Same Sex Marriage: A Supprtive Guide to Psychological, Political, and Legal Issues

Robert P. Cabaj, Author, David W. Purcell, With, Cabaj, Author Jossey-Bass $23 (218p) ISBN 978-0-7879-0962-8
This collection of essays by therapists, lawyers, etc., edited by San Francisco psychiatrist Cabaj and Emory University psychologist Purcell, adds little to the debate on same-sex marriage. The facts, figures and issues are kept at a basic level. The book addresses issues from the history of same-sex unions, through adoption and artificial insemination, to the role of religion, to current international trends. And, indeed, there are a number of interesting tidbits here. But not much effort seems to have been put into argument or research, with much of the international trend discussion, for example, relying on second- and third-hand sources. The bibliographical lists and Web site and Internet discussion group locations, as well as the resource list, are useful, though footnotes would also have been helpful. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 12/29/1997
Release date: 01/01/1998
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