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Rainbow rights : the role of lawyers and courts in the lesbian and gay civil rights movement

Author: Patricia A Cain
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2000.
Series: New perspectives on law, culture, and society.
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"This book describes the substantive state of the law with regard to lesbian and gay rights. It begins with some background information to put the modern fight for lesbian and gay rights in its proper historical context, then categorizes lesbian and gay rights claims into three areas - individual rights in private contexts, individual rights in public contexts, and couple or family rights thought of as private but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cain, Patricia A.
Rainbow rights.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606348712
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia A Cain
ISBN: 0813326184 9780813326184 0813326176 9780813326177
OCLC Number: 44173066
Description: xi, 316 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Why Rainbow Rights? --
Making "Rights" Arguments --
Courts Versus Legislatures --
Earlier Civil Rights Movements: Lessons to Be Learned --
Civil Rights Movement for Race Equality --
Civil Rights Movement for Gender Equality --
Legacies and Lessons --
Lawyers, Legal Theories, and Litigation Strategy --
Public Interest Lawyers --
Lesbian and Gay Public Interest Lawyering --
Legal Theories and Litigation Strategy --
Public Rights: 1950-1985 --
Gay and Lesbian Battles over Public Space --
Gay and Lesbian Bars --
Student Groups: Access to Public Space in Universities --
The High School Prom: Access to Public Space in Secondary Schools --
Employment Rights --
Direct Restrictions on Public Speech --
Private Rights: 1950-1985 --
Criminalization of Sodomy --
The Wolfenden Report --
The ALI Project --
Early Constitutional Challenges to Sodomy Statutes --
Solicitation to Commit Sodomy and Lewd and Lascivious Conduct --
Family Rights --
When Private Becomes Public: Coupling in the Public Sphere, 1950-1985 --
Marriage --
Immigration --
Adult Adoption --
Bowers v. Hardwick --
The Early Sodomy Challenges: The Road to Bowers v. Hardwick --
Bowers v. Hardwick --
The Aftermath --
Public Sphere Rights Post-Bowers v. Hardwick --
Hardwick's Effect on Equal Protection Claims: One Court Makes the Connection Between Sodomy Laws and Discrimination --
Responding to Padula: The Birth of the Status Versus Conduct Distinction --
The Military Cases --
Supreme Court Victory: Romer v. Evans --
Romer's Long-Term Effect on Antigay Ballot Initiatives.
Series Title: New perspectives on law, culture, and society.
Responsibility: Patricia A. Cain.
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