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Title:
Gay rights on trial : a reference handbook
Author:
Walzer, Lee.
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Publication Information:
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xvii, 323 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781576072547

9781576077320
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

An in-depth examination of the relationship between gay rights, public opinion, and legislation since the late 1800s.

* Introductory essay covers issues from the changing notions of morality and the law to the various sides in gay rights disputes

* Contains edited excerpts of key legal documents such as Bowers v. Hardwick (1986), in which the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of state laws prohibiting homosexual conduct


Author Notes

Lee Walzer is an attorney and writer in Washington, D.C.


Table of Contents

Series Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Part 1
1 Introductionp. 3
2 Historical Backgroundp. 21
3 Casesp. 67
4 Legacy and Impactp. 145
Part 2 Documentsp. 171
Bowers v. Hardwickp. 171
Picado et al. v. Jegleyp. 182
Romer v. Evansp. 189
Boy Scouts of America v. Dalep. 207
Baker v. Vermontp. 234
Defense of Marriage Actp. 254
Vermont Civil Union Lawp. 255
Key People, Laws, and Conceptsp. 275
Chronologyp. 293
Table of Casesp. 299
Annotated Bibliographyp. 301
Indexp. 311
About the Authorp. 323

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