By: Dennis H FulghamDEFINING SEXUALITY WITHININTERNATIONAL POLITICS
United StatesBrief History “New World, Old ideals”   Procreation   40’s and 50’s = Were seen as a Weakness to    Commun...
United States Definingsexuality With the rise of capitalism, people began to lead  live outside of their familial relatio...
United States definingSexuality DOMA: Defense Of Marriage Act: 1) gave states the ability to decide whether or  not to r...
Iran Brief History Sharia Law: Islamic Law that is governed by the  interpretation of religious leaders. Forbids outside...
International Relations:Between US and Iran No Formal diplomatic ties: Only  communication is indirectly through  interna...
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Defining homosexuality within International politics

  1. 1. By: Dennis H FulghamDEFINING SEXUALITY WITHININTERNATIONAL POLITICS
  2. 2. United StatesBrief History “New World, Old ideals”  Procreation  40’s and 50’s = Were seen as a Weakness to Communist Influences  50’s and 60’s = Bad Parenting/ Moral Panic  70’s = Immoral/misguided/ ill  Current??
  3. 3. United States Definingsexuality With the rise of capitalism, people began to lead live outside of their familial relationships It wasn’t really until the 19th century when “experts” began to speak of the “homosexual” as someone whose erotic desire reflects an unusual mental or physiological condition By the 1930’s – groups began to identify as “homosexual” versus “heterosexual” b/c of their desire. Did so in unregulated areas i.e. clubs.
  4. 4. United States definingSexuality DOMA: Defense Of Marriage Act: 1) gave states the ability to decide whether or not to recognized same-sex marriages 2) Defined at the federal level “marriage,” and “Spouse,” as between a man and a women.
  5. 5. Iran Brief History Sharia Law: Islamic Law that is governed by the interpretation of religious leaders. Forbids outside relations and punishment is harsher for non-Muslim Homosexuality is not tolerated, and is punishable by death. Heterosexual promiscuity prior to marriage is also prohibited. Both are treated the same as adulators In 2002, Iran felt massive international backlash for executing two young men on accusation of being homosexuals.
  6. 6. International Relations:Between US and Iran No Formal diplomatic ties: Only communication is indirectly through international organization/ institutions i.e. United Nations etc. US claims to offer asylum to those who are oppressed on the bases of sexual orientation, however Iranians are often met with rejection

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