Homosexuality And The Law: A Dictionary (Contemporary Legal Issues)

Homosexuality And The Law: A Dictionary (Contemporary Legal Issues)

Homosexuality and the Law: A Dictionary (Contemporary Legal Issues)

This reference work provides important information about the role academic research has played in the ever-evolving laws covering homosexuality.


• Includes thoughtful coverage of transsexual, transgendered, and intersexed legal concerns

• Presents the most current information on the legal status of homosexuals in an easily navigated dictionary format

From Library Journal
This comprehensive and thoroughly researched work considers the legal issues that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people face daily. Encyclopedic in length, the 112 alphabetically arranged entries include "Absurd Sex Laws," "The Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Order," "Reparative Therapy," "Sexual Harassment in Schools," and "Wills." These entries are fully developed with the addition of supportive or derivative themes, including lists of specific references. Uniquely, this reference represents not only solid legal material but the sociological, psychological, and medical contexts. A 23-page introduction succinctly reviews the historical evolution of the gay rights movement, from Karl Heinrich Ulrich (the grandfather of gay liberation) to Stonewall to the advent of the "separate but equal" slogan. The almost 100-page appendix details state and local laws on a state-by-state and city-by-city basis and also provides a comprehensive list of appropriate resources and available services. Finally,...

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