Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court / Edition 1

Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court / Edition 1

by Joyce Murdoch, Deb Price
     
 

ISBN-10: 046501514X

ISBN-13: 9780465015146

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Basic Books

Since 1958, twenty-five men and two women have forced the Supreme Court to consider whether the Constitution's promises of equal protection apply to gay Americans. Here Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price reveal how the nation's highest court has reacted to these cases—from the surprising 1958 victory of a tiny homosexual magazine to the 2000 defeat of a gay Eagle

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Since 1958, twenty-five men and two women have forced the Supreme Court to consider whether the Constitution's promises of equal protection apply to gay Americans. Here Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price reveal how the nation's highest court has reacted to these cases—from the surprising 1958 victory of a tiny homosexual magazine to the 2000 defeat of a gay Eagle Scout. A triumph of investigative reporting, Courting Justice gives us an inspiring new perspective on the struggle for civil rights in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465015146
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
1st Paperback Edition
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
1,368,053
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.53(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: "Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain"1
1ONE Standard of Justice27
2"A Burning Sense of Injustice"51
3Beefcake on the Menu65
4"More Than a Homosexual"89
5"Afflicted with Homosexuality"103
6Nowhere to Hide135
7Nothing to Hide163
8A Marble Storm Cellar189
9Ominous, "Unsettled" Times213
10The Chess Master Makes His Move237
11Adrift in a Sea of Gay Clerks271
12Branded Second-Class Citizens311
13Confirming Hostility355
14Crawling Toward Empathy389
15Turning a Major Corner415
16"The Constitution 'Neither Knows Nor Tolerates Classes Among Citizens"451
17Counting to Four483
Conclusion: Seeking the Shortest Path to Equal Justice517
Appendix531
Notes on Sources536
Selected Bibliography561
Index565

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