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William N Eskridge
|ISBN:||0674341619 9780674341616 0674008049 9780674008045|
|Awards:||Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Book Award (American Library Association), 2001|
|Description:||ix, 470 p. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||* Acknowledgments * Introduction * I. The Apartheid of the Closet * Masquerade and the Law, 1880--1946 *Kulturkampf and the Threatening Closet, 1946--1961 * Coming Out and Challenging the Closet, 1961--1981 * II. Remnants of the Closet (Don't Ask, Don't Tell) * Hardwick and Historiography * The Sexualized First Amendment * Multivocal Prejudices and Homo Equality * III. After the Closet: Queer Theory and the Sexual State * Sexual Consent Paradoxes * Beyond Families We Choose * Religion and Homosexuality: Equality Practice * Appendixes Regulating Sexual and Gender Variation in the United States * A. Early Municipal and State Regulation * State Consensual Sodomy Laws, 1610--1998 * Municipal Sex Offense Ordinances, 1850--1950 * State Criminal Laws Protecting the Sexuality of Male as Well as Female Minors, 1870--1970 * B. Modern State and Municipal Regulation * State Sexual Psychopath Laws, 1935--1961 * State and Municipal Laws against Sexual Orientation Discrimination, 1972--1998 * State and Federal Policies Discriminating on the Basis of Sexual or Gender Variation, 1998 * C. Statistics * Sodomy Arrests, Twelve American Cities, 1875--1965 * Reported "Sodomy" Cases, 1880--1995 *"Degenerates" Arraigned in New York City's Magistrates' Courts, 1915--1962 * Sex Offense Arrests in St. Louis, 1874--1946 * Military Personnel Discharged on Grounds of Homosexuality, 1947--1998 * Sexual Outlaws Debarred from Entering the United States by Immigration Authorities, 1892--1956 * Notes * Index|
|Other Titles:||Gay law|
|Responsibility:||William N. Eskridge, Jr.|
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