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Author Ball, Carlos A.

Title From the closet to the courtroom : five LGBT rights lawsuits that have changed our nation / Carlos A. Ball.

Publication Info. Boston : Beacon Press, ©2010.

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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  342.73 BALL    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  342.7308 B21    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  342.73087 BALL    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  342.087 BALL    Check Shelf
Description x, 286 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Queer action/queer ideas
Queer action/queer ideas.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-274) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Family -- Harassment -- Discrimination -- Marriage -- Sex -- Conclusion -- Where are they now?
Summary The author describes five lawsuits that have helped change the way lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) people are treated in the United States. The cases are Braschi v. Stahl Associates, in which an appellate court recognize that two men can constitute a family; Nabozny v. Podlesny (1996), in which a Wisconsin jury recognized that a bullied gay teenager had had his constitutional rights violated by school officials who looked the other way; Rome v. Evans, in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that it is unconstitutional to deny LGBT people the opportunity to seek antidiscrimination protection under the law; Baehr v. Lewin (1993), in which the Hawaii Supreme Court questioned the constitutionality of denying same-sex couples the right to marry; and Lawrence v. Texas (2003), in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that the government cannot criminalize private and consensual gay sex. For each case, he offers a description of the facts involved, a discussion of the legal issues involved and how they were dealt with in the litigation, and an analysis of the legal and social impact of the case.
Subject Gay rights -- United States -- Digests.
Homosexuality -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Digests.
Discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Digests.
Gay couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- Digests.
Actions and defenses -- United States.
Actions and defenses. (OCoLC)fst00796238
Discrimination -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst00894991
Gay couples -- Legal status, laws, etc. (OCoLC)fst00939083
Gay rights. (OCoLC)fst00939213
Homosexuality -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst00959766
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Digests. (OCoLC)fst01423795
ISBN 9780807000786 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0807000787 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9780807001530
0807001538
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