Gay rights, military wrongs political perspectives on lesbians and gays in the military by Craig A. Rimmerman

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .

Written in English

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  • United States

Subjects:

  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Gays.,
  • United States -- Military policy.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1993-2001.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-296) and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Craig A. Rimmerman.
SeriesGarland reference library of social science ;, v. 1049
ContributionsRimmerman, Craig A.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsUB418.G38 G35 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 344 p. ;
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL983233M
ISBN 100815320868, 0815325800
LC Control Number96020929

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