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The Resource Law and the gay rights story : the long search for equal justice in a divided democracy, Walter Frank

Law and the gay rights story : the long search for equal justice in a divided democracy, Walter Frank

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Law and the gay rights story : the long search for equal justice in a divided democracy
Title
Law and the gay rights story
Title remainder
the long search for equal justice in a divided democracy
Statement of responsibility
Walter Frank
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Language
eng
Summary
For much of the 20th century, American gays and lesbians lived in fear that public exposure might cause them to be fired, blackmailed, or even arrested. Today, they are enjoying an unprecedented number of legal rights and protections. Clearly, the tides have shifted, but what caused this enormous sea change? Here, Walter Frank offers an in-depth look at the court cases that were pivotal in establishing gay rights. But he also tells the story of those individuals who were willing to make waves by fighting for those rights, taking enormous personal risks at a time when the tide of public opinion was against them. Frank's accessible style brings complex legal issues down to earth but, as a former litigator, never loses sight of the law's human dimension and the context of the events occurring outside the courtroom. He pays special attention to the constitutional issues surrounding same-sex marriage and closely analyzes the two recent Supreme Court cases addressing the issue. While a strong advocate for gay rights, Frank also examines critiques of the movement, including some coming from the gay community itself. Comprehensive in coverage, the book explains the legal and constitutional issues involved in each of the major goals of the gay rights movement: a safe and healthy school environment, workplace equality, an end to anti-gay violence, relationship recognition, and full integration into all the institutions of the larger society, including marriage and military service. Drawing from extensive archival research and from decades of experience as a practicing litigator, Frank not only provides a vivid history, but also shows where the battle for gay rights might go from here.--From publisher description
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1945-
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Frank, Walter M.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Homosexuality
  • Gay rights
  • Stonewall Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Gays
  • Stonewall Riots (New York, New York : 1969)
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Gay rights
  • Homosexuality
  • New York (State)
  • United States
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Law and the gay rights story : the long search for equal justice in a divided democracy, Walter Frank
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 236 pages
Isbn
9780813568713
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013037752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)858778306
Label
Law and the gay rights story : the long search for equal justice in a divided democracy, Walter Frank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 236 pages
Isbn
9780813568713
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013037752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)858778306

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