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- Class starts with discussion of Singer's same-sex marriage chapter.
- Singer reviews history of homosexuality in literature and art; discusses the work of Marcel Proust, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
- Singer reviews Freud's theories on bisexuality and latent homosexuality.
- Singer explains 2 issues that come up in debates over same-sex marriage: legitimization and benefits.
- Singer discusses cultural stereotypes about homosexuals.
- Singer and student discuss various levels of tolerance for homosexuality in different states in the U.S.
- Singer discusses common attitudes among groups seeking political liberation: assimilationist and separatist.
- Singer relates issues of religious discrimination to this debate.
- Class discusses how different religious denominations view same-sex marriage.
- Discussion, from the perspective of philosophy, of the concept of what constitutes family.
- Veronica starts presentation on The Pursuit of Love, beginning with chapter on 2 myths of love.
- Singer outlines a romantic theory of love, and continues discussion from there.
- Discussion of distinctions between falling in love, being in love, staying in love.
- Singer talks about intersections between marriage and feelings of love, between sexual activity and love.
- Singer discusses the relevance of hormones and developments in contraceptive technologies to patterns of sexual activity.
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