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The gay rights question in contemporary American law

Author: Andrew Koppelman
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
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The gay rights question is whether the second-class legal status of gay people should be changed. In this book Andrew Koppelman shows the powerful legal and moral case for gay equality, but argues that courts cannot and should not impose it. The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law offers an unusually nuanced analysis of the most pressing gay rights issues. Does antigay discrimination violate the  Read more...
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Koppelman, Andrew.
Gay rights question in contemporary American law.
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001057454
(OCoLC)48466768
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Koppelman
ISBN: 9780226451039 0226451038 9780226451008 0226451003
OCLC Number: 593356217
Description: 1 online resource (x, 210 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Equal protection and invidious intent --
The right to privacy --
The sex discrimination argument, and objections --
Why discriminate? --
Choice of law and public policy --
Dumb and doma: why the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional --
The limitations of courts.
Responsibility: Andrew Koppelman.

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In this work Andrew Koppelman shows the powerful legal and moral case for gay equality, but argues that the courts cannot and should not impose it. The author places his case in a broad moral and  Read more...

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