RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 41049741 LA English T1 Gaylaw : challenging the apartheid of the closet A1 Eskridge, William N.,, PB Harvard University Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 1999 SN 0674341619 9780674341616 AB "American regulation of sexual variation has been responsive to multiple anxieties - about disgusting acts, gender deviation, and predatory sexuality. Gaylaw authoritatively shows how such legal regulation has evolved in the United States throughout the last century, contributing to the construction of homosexuality as a totalizing identity trait and to the phenomenon of the closet, initially a hiding place for gay people, now best viewed as an exclusion from citizenship." "Gaylaw not only questions the remnants of the old regime of compulsory heterosexuality, but offers ideas about public law in a post-closet, indeed post-liberal, era."--BOOK JACKET.