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By Joseph Steffan,Marc Wolinsky,Kenneth Sherrill

In April 1987 Joseph C. Steffan, one of many ten maximum rating midshipmen in his type on the U.S. Naval Academy, and merely six weeks from commencement, used to be denied his degree and compelled to surrender his fee simply because he responded "Yes, sir" to the query, "I'd like your notice, are you a homosexual?" Six years later his reason, and that of different homosexual males and lesbians trying to serve their state by way of enlistment within the army, has develop into the topic of severe nationwide controversy. This strange and cutting edge paintings, according to the litigation technique and court docket papers filed on the subject of Joseph C. Steffan v. Richard Cheney, Secretary of security, et al., brings the assets of medical psychiatry, medical and social psychology, cultural historical past and political technology to endure upon the elemental questions at factor: How is sexual orientation made up our minds? How and why have socially prejudiced stereotypes approximately female and male homosexuals built? Why have gays confronted particular hindrances in protecting themselves opposed to discrimination? How a lot political strength do gays have?

Marc Wolinsky and Kenneth Sherrill argue that gays represent a politically powerless type that has been unjustly disadvantaged of its constitutional correct to equivalent security lower than the legislations. they've got gathered right here the affidavits filed on behalf of Joseph Steffan in his swimsuit opposed to the U.S. executive, including the counter-arguments of the dept of security and the extreme opinion of the U.S. District courtroom for the District of Columbia. regardless of the consequence of the case, almost immediately on entice the U.S. court docket of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, this booklet will stand as a long-lasting and essential consultant to the assets of sexual discrimination.

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