Gender (Issues on Trial) (Library Binding)

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By Noël Merino (Editor)
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Gender is a controversial subject and the cultural dialogues are ever-evolving that shape its definition. This book examines the issue of gender through legal eyes. Four major court rulings relating to gender are examined. Majority and dissenting opinion essays support each case. Further essays by legal experts discuss long-term impact and ramifications of the decisions. The first case, Rostker v. Goldberg (1981), covers upholding selective service registration fo males only. The second case addresses whether employment decisions influenced by gender stereotypes are discriminatory. The third case examines the Virginia Military Institute's single-sex policy. In the fourth case, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that gender stereotyping of transsexuals is discriminatory. Once familiar with the legal backbone of gender, readers will have a deepened understanding of the origins of viewpoints that they will encounter in society.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780737749489
ISBN-10: 0737749482
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication Date: September 25th, 2010
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: Issues on Trial