Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law in a Nutshell

Author: Ruth Colker

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634608992

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Page: N.A

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This Nutshell presents a very timely overview of legal topics relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and the law. Topics covered include: regulation of sexuality, gender identity and expression, parenthood, marriage, United States military, nondiscrimination statutes and ordinances, freedom of expression, freedom of association, and religious freedom. Discussion includes developments at the federal, state and local level. Statutes discussed include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX; the Fair Housing Act; the Affordable Care Act; Don't Ask, Don't Tell; Defense of Marriage Act, as well as some of the anti-gay rights measures that have been adopted in various statutes such as North Carolina.
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Cases and Materials on Sexuality, Gender Identity, and the Law

Author: Carlos Ball,Jane Schacter,William Rubenstein,Douglas NeJaime

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634604123

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Page: 929

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This casebook on the law of sexual orientation and gender identity weaves interdisciplinary perspectives into the up-to-date coverage of a rapidly changing legal landscape. It provides comprehensive coverage of the range of legal issues concerning LGBT persons, along with scholarly commentary on these issues. It also covers issues of sexuality and gender more broadly. It addresses in depth many significant recent developments, including the Supreme Court's landmark decisions on marriage equality in Obergefell and Windsor, and the growing set of religious liberty claims asserted by opponents of LGBT equality measures. Gender identity issues are covered throughout the book.
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The Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts

Author: Jules Janick,Robert E. Paull

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851996388

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 954

View: 3042

Ever wanted to know the genus name for a coconut? Intended for all your research needs, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive collection of information on temperate and tropical fruit and nut crops. Entries are grouped alphabetically by family and then by species, making it easy to find the information you need. Coverage includes palms and cacti as well as vegetable fruits of Solanaceae and Curcurbitacea. This book not only deals with the horticulture of the fruit and nut crops but also discusses the botany, making it a useful tool for anyone from scientists to gardeners and fruit hobbyists.
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Cases and Materials on Sexual Orientation and the Law

Author: William B. Rubenstein,Carlos A. Ball,Jane S. Schacter,Douglas NeJaime

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314290892

Category: Law

Page: 973

View: 6898

This casebook on the law of sexual orientation and gender identity weaves historical, sociological, and literary perspectives into the legal material. It provides comprehensive coverage of many significant recent developments, including the Supreme Court's 2013 same-sex marriage cases and the regulatory aftermath of the striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act. This edition also adds new material on the interstate recognition of same-sex couples' marriages, First Amendment claims raised by LGBT rights opponents, and family law disputes between LGBT parents. In addition, it significantly expands its coverage of gender identity issues.
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Writing Law Dissertations

An Introduction and Guide to the Conduct of Legal Research

Author: Michael Salter,Julie Mason

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582894358

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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Adopting a highly practical approach, this book shows the reader how to research and write a dissertation, covering the various stages - planning, identifying key issues, utilising the appropriate research methods, time management issues, and managing one's supervision. This book covers legal dissertation level research, embracing both LL.B. (undergraduate) and the specific demands of LL.M. dissertations.
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Handbook of Bioenergy Crops

A Complete Reference to Species, Development and Applications

Author: Nasir El Bassam

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849774781

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

View: 7627

This completely revised second edition includes new information on biomass in relation to climate change, new coverage of vital issues including the "food versus fuel" debate, and essential new information on "second generation" fuels and advances in conversion techniques. The book begins with a guide to biomass accumulation, harvesting, transportation and storage, as well as conversion technologies for biofuels. This is followed by an examination of the environmental impact and economic and social dimensions, including prospects for renewable energy. The book then goes on to cover all the main potential energy crops.
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Deconstruction in a Nutshell

A Conversation with Jacques Derrida

Author: Jacques Derrida,John D. Caputo

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823217557

Category: Philosophy

Page: 215

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The Roundtable is annotated by John D. Caputo, the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University, who has supplied cross-references to Derrida's writings, where the reader may find further discussion on these topics. Professor Caputo has also supplied a commentary which elaborates the principal issues raised in the Roundtable.
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An Ottoman Mentality

The World of Evliya Çelebi

Author: Robert Dankoff

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004137157

Category: History

Page: 279

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This monograph examines Evliya Gelebi's travel account to get at Ottoman perceptions of the world, relating to geography, administration, .religion, narative styles, sexual relations, dream interpretation, and conceptions of the self.
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Current Practice in Forensic Medicine

Author: John A. M. Gall,Jason Payne-James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118456017

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 2029

Forensic medicine is a broad and evolving field with areas of rapid progress embracing both clinical and pathological aspects of practice, in which there may be considerable overlap. This is the second volume in a series that provides a unique, in-depth and critical update on selected topics of direct relevance to those practising in the field of clinical forensic medicine and related areas including lawyers, police, medical practitioners, forensic scientists, and students. The chapters endeavour to maintain a relevance to an international, multi-professional audience and include chapters on: DNA decontamination, The toxicity of novel psychoactive substances, The relevance of gastric contents in the timing of death, The effects of controlled energy devices, The main risk factors for driving impairment, The risk factors for harm to health of detainees in short-term custody, Autoerotic deaths, Child maltreatment and neglect, and The investigation of potential non-accidental head injury in children. Also included are chapters on excited delirium syndrome, automatism and personality disorders. Two topics not generally covered in standard clinical forensic medical textbooks include a forensic anthropological approach to body recovery in potential crimes against humanity and risk management and security issues for the forensic practitioner investigating potential crimes against humanity in a foreign country.
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Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Author: Laurence Thomas,Michael Levin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585118914

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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What rights govern heterosexual and homosexual behaviors? Two distinguished philosophers debate this important issue in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights. Laurence Thomas argues that a society which has the constitutional resources to protect hate groups can protect homosexuals without valorizing the homosexual life-style. He defends the view that the Bible cannot warrant the venom that, in the name of religion, is often expressed against homosexuals. Michael Levin defends the unorthodox view that the aversion some people experience toward homosexuality deserves respect. He further argues that while homosexuals enjoy the same rights as others to be free of violence and discrimination, they do not have more extensive rights.
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American Public School Law

Author: Kern Alexander,M. David Alexander

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049591049X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1184

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Alexander and Alexander’s best-selling AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW sets the standard for books in educational law, an increasingly vital area of expertise for today’s school and district administrators. Now in its Eighth Edition, this combined textbook/casebook provides an authoritative and comprehensive view of the law that governs the public school system of the United States, including common law, statutes, and constitutional laws as they affect students, teachers, and administrators. Featuring civil and criminal cases selected from hundreds of jurisdictions and newly updated to reflect the latest legal trends and precedents, the book reviews key laws and relevant court decisions. The case method offers ample opportunity for discussions aimed at discovering and exposing the underlying rules and reasoning, and the text actively encourages readers to relate factual situations to the law while anticipating similar experiences they may have as practicing teachers and administrators. Written in an engaging and accessible style, AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW, Eighth Edition, explains even complex points of law clearly and effectively for non-lawyers, and the authors maintain a diligent focus on the unique needs of professional educators preparing for successful careers in administration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology

A Handbook of Best Practices

Author: Dana S. Dunn,Jane S. Halonen,Randolph A. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444305180

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 323

Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology features current scholarship on effectively teaching critical thinking skills at all levels of psychology. Offers novel, nontraditional approaches to teaching critical thinking, including strategies, tactics, diversity issues, service learning, and the use of case studies Provides new course delivery formats by which faculty can create online course materials to foster critical thinking within a diverse student audience Places specific emphasis on how to both teach and assess critical thinking in the classroom, as well as issues of wider program assessment Discusses ways to use critical thinking in courses ranging from introductory level to upper-level, including statistics and research methods courses, cognitive psychology, and capstone offerings
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Internet and the Law

Technology, Society, and Compromises

Author: Aaron Schwabach

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610693507

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 5399

The world of Internet law is constantly changing and is difficult to follow, even for those for whom doing so is a full-time job. This updated, everything-you-need-to-know reference removes the uncertainty.
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Integrating Zooarchaeology and Paleoethnobotany

A Consideration of Issues, Methods, and Cases

Author: Amber VanDerwarker,Tanya M. Peres

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441909350

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 9238

In recent years, scholars have emphasized the need for more holistic subsistence analyses, and collaborative publications towards this endeavor have become more numerous in the literature. However, there are relatively few attempts to qualitatively integrate zooarchaeological (animal) and paleoethnobotanical (plant) data, and even fewer attempts to quantitatively integrate these two types of subsistence evidence. Given the vastly different methods used in recovering and quantifying these data, not to mention their different preservational histories, it is no wonder that so few have undertaken this problem. Integrating Zooarchaeology and Paleoethnobotany takes the lead in tackling this important issue by addressing the methodological limitations of data integration, proposing new methods and innovative ways of using established methods, and highlighting case studies that successfully employ these methods to shed new light on ancient foodways. The volume challenges the perception that plant and animal foodways are distinct and contends that the separation of the analysis of archaeological plant and animal remains sets up a false dichotomy between these portions of the diet. In advocating qualitative and quantitative data integration, the volume establishes a clear set of methods for (1) determining the suitability of data integration in any particular case, and (2) carrying out an integrated qualitative or quantitative approach.
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Balancing Development and Sustainability in Tourism Destinations

Proceedings of the Tourism Outlook Conference 2015

Author: Akhmad Saufi,Imanuella R. Andilolo,Norain Othman,Alan A. Lew

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811017182

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 409

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This book contains 35 papers from the Tourism Outlook Conference held in Lombok, Indonesia in July 2015. The book presents comprehensive discussions on sustainability in the tourism industry. It includes research on various constituents of the tourism sector and analyses of each of them from a sustainability standpoint. Case studies that are global in nature are presented to show how sustainable applications can be used and how concerns can be addressed. The book is a response to rapid change in contemporary tourism trends brought about by global economic and social forces such as development pressures, population growth, major resource extraction, industrial fishing, global climate change and steadily rising sea levels. Balancing Development and Sustainability in Tourism Destinations serves as a platform for students and educators, government agency employees, hospitality and tourism industry practitioners, public and private land managers, community development workers, and others interested in identifying practical solutions, charting new directions, and creating opportunities for sustainable tourism development.
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Ethnonationalism in the Contemporary World

Walker Connor and the Study of Nationalism

Author: Daniele Conversi

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415332736

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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In Ethnonationalism in the Contemporary World, world-renowned scholars employ various aspects of Connor's work to explicate the recent upsurge of nationalism on a global scale. In keeping with the growing awareness that the study of ethnonationalism requires an interdisciplinary approach, the contributors represent a number of academic disciplines, including anthropology, geography, history, linguistics, social psychology, sociology and world politics. The book discusses issues such as identity, ethnicity and nationalism, primordialism, social constructionism, ethnic conflict, separatism and federalism. It also features case studies on the Basque country, South Africa and Canada.
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Still a Man's World

Men Who Do Women's Work

Author: Christine L. Williams

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520087879

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

View: 5603

Includes bibliographical references and index.
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What are Human Rights?

Author: Fleiner, Thomas

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862873285

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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Thomas Fleiner's book is an extraordinarily clear, short account of what human rights are and why they are important. Previously published in German, Russian, French and Spanish, it is soon to appear in Chinese. This is the first English translation. The 35 short chapters are a wonderful mixture of anecdote, example and analysis.
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Edible Medicinal And Non Medicinal Plants

Volume 3, Fruits

Author: Lim T. K.

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400725345

Category: Science

Page: 898

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This book continues as volume 3 of a multi-compendium on Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants. It covers edible fruits/seeds used fresh or processed, as vegetables, spices, stimulants, edible oils and beverages. It encompasses species from the following families: Ginkgoaceae, Gnetaceae, Juglandaceae, Lauraceae, Lecythidaceae, Magnoliaceae, Malpighiaceae, Malvaceae, Marantaceae, Meliaceae, Moraceae, Moringaceae, Muntigiaceae, Musaceae, Myristicaceae and Myrtaceae. This work will be of significant interest to scientists, researchers, medical practitioners, pharmacologists, ethnobotanists, horticulturists, food nutritionists, agriculturists, botanists, conservationists, lecturers, students and the general public. Topics covered include: taxonomy; common/English and vernacular names; origin and distribution; agroecology; edible plant parts and uses; botany; nutritive and pharmacological properties, medicinal uses and research findings; nonedible uses; and selected references.
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Politics, Theology and History

Author: Raymond Plant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521438810

Category: History

Page: 380

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Politics, Theology and History, first published in 2001, is a major book by a prominent academic and an active politician. It ranges widely across the disciplines of theology, political theory and philosophy and poses acute questions about the basic moral foundations of liberal societies. Lord Plant focuses on the role that religious belief can and ought to play in argument about public policy in a pluralistic society. He examines the potential political implications of Christian belief and the ways in which it may be deployed in political debate. The book discusses the place of religious belief in the formation of policy and asks what issues in modern society might be the legitimate objects of a Christian social and political concern. This important study of the relationship between religion and politics will be of value to students, academics, politicians, church professionals, policy makers and all concerned with the moral fabric of contemporary life.
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