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By Rita J. Simon,Alison M. Brooks

homosexual and Lesbian groups internationally examines the remedy and standing of gays and lesbians in 21 international locations around the globe. The international locations integrated are Canada, the us, Argentina, Brazil, nice Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Nigeria, South Africa, India, China, Japan, and Australia. The publication explores the historical past of homosexuality courting again to old Greece and Rome, in addition to attitudes towards gays and lesbians in the world's so much renowned religions, the humanities, literature, and movie. This research is exclusive because of its accomplished and cutting edge research of quite a lot of issues bearing on homosexual and lesbian groups throughout various international locations. The authors document at the rights of homosexual and lesbian voters within the nations indexed above, as for instance the best to marry, undertake, serve within the army, carry sure occupational positions. in addition they describe the prestige of homosexual and lesbian electorate as for instance, the legality of homosexuality and sanctioned punishments. while to be had, public opinion facts are stated on how respondents think approximately gays and lesbians of their nation in addition to their reviews on what rights can be afforded to this team. info are suggested on respondents' critiques on permitting homosexual marriage, civil unions, adoption, and permitting gays to overtly serve within the army. The consultant pattern of nations during this research may also help students get a greater experience of the prestige of gays and lesbians around the globe.

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