Law and the Gay Rights Story

Law and the Gay Rights Story

The Long Search for Equal Justice in A Divided Democracy

eBook - 2014
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"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 ... 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."--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 236 pages)

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