Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians V. the Supreme Court

By: Murdoch, Joyce; Price, Deb

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This is the first in-depth look at the evolution of the U. S. Supreme Court's decisions on gay and lesbian rights - the new frontier in America's struggle for civil rights for all its citizens, and one that will not quickly be resolved. Since 1957, a wide array of gay men, lesbians and bisexuals have forced the court to consider whether the Constitution's promise of equal protection applies to gay Americans. Here the two authors take us inside the justices' private conference rooms to reveal - often for the first time - how the court weighed gay cases. They examine not only the decisions handed down - some of them devastating blows to the struggle for gay equality - but how the lives of many justices have been touched through their acquaintances with gay individuals. Also included are the dramatic stories of heroes of the gay rights movement - Karen Thompson, who sought custody of her disabled partner; Sharon Kowalski, whose parents refused to recognize their union, and Michael Hardwick, who was arrested for having oral sex in his own bedroom. And this book covers much more ground than there is room for here. The vertical edge of the pages have a very light dust mark. 582 pages, including an appendix, notes on sources, and an extensive index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians V. the Supreme Court

Author: Murdoch, Joyce; Price, Deb

Illustrator: Illustrated by Photographs

Categories: Civil Rights,

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Basic Books: 2001

ISBN: 0465015131

ISBN 13: 9780465015139

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 001590