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Gay and Lesbian Rights / Edition 2
     

Gay and Lesbian Rights / Edition 2

by David E. Newton
 

ISBN-10: 1598843060

ISBN-13: 9781598843064

Pub. Date: 10/31/2009

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This thoroughly updated edition provides readers with the background and resources needed to understand one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time.
• Includes selections from laws and court cases relating to various aspects of the gay/lesbian civil rights movement• Chronicles an exhaustive list of important events in the gay and lesbian civil

Overview

This thoroughly updated edition provides readers with the background and resources needed to understand one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time.
• Includes selections from laws and court cases relating to various aspects of the gay/lesbian civil rights movement• Chronicles an exhaustive list of important events in the gay and lesbian civil rights movement in the United States and Europe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598843064
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/31/2009
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Tables xiii

Preface xv

1 Background and History 1

Introduction 1

Gay and Lesbian Rights: The Issues 2

The Invisible Minority 6

Winds of Change 8

The Storm Breaks 14

The Stonewall Riots and Beyond 16

Changing Minds, Changing Laws 21

Reaction and Disaster 22

Reaction against the Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights Movement 23

The AIDS Epidemic 26

New Horizons 28

References 30

2 Problems, Controversies, and Solutions 35

The Power of Language 36

Hate Crimes 40

Issues of Discrimination in Employment, Housing, and Access to Public Accommodations 43

Lesbians and Gay Men in the Military 48

Pros and Cons of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," 51

Same-Sex Adoption 54

Same-Sex Marriage 64

Legal Status of Same-Sex Relationships 65

Federal Actions 70

Pros and Cons of Same-Sex Marriage 71

Second-Class Citizens, Still? 74

References 76

3 Worldwide Perspective 85

Sodomy Laws throughout History 85

Hate Crimes 88

Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation 91

Lesbians and Gay Men in the Military 97

Same-Sex Adoption and Marriage 101

Same-Sex Adoption 101

Same-Sex Marriage 105

The Future of Gay and Lesbian Rights Worldwide 10

References 111

4 Chronology 119

5 Biographical Sketches 149

Tammy Baldwin 149

Elizabeth M. Birch 150

Howard Juniah Brown 51

Charlotte Bunch 152

John D'Emilio 153

Martin Bauml Duberman 155

Steve Endean 156

Barbara Gittings 156

Henry (Harry) Hay 158

Magnus Hirschfeld 159

Franklin Kameny 161

Larry Kramer 162

Phyllis Lyon 163

Del Martin 164

Leonard Matlovich 165

Harvey Milk 167

Troy Perry 168

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs 170

UrvashiVaid 171

Bruce Voeller 172

Tom Waddell173

References 175

6 Data and Documents 177

Policy Statements 177

Don't Ask, Don't Tell (1993) 177

The Threat to Marriage from the Courts (2003) 181

Legislation 190

Federal Defense of Marriage Act (1996) 190

Federal Marriage Amendment (2003) 190

Employment Nondiscrimination Act (2007) 191

Oregon Family Fairness Act (2007) 193

Uniting American Families Act (2007) 196

Matthew Shepard Act (2007) 198

Court Cases 201

Lawrence v. Texas 539 U.S. 558 (2003) 201

In re Marriage Cases: Opinion (2008) 205

In re Marriage Cases: Dissent (2008) 211

Data 213

Hate Crime Trends (2001-2006) 213

Total "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Discharges (1994-2006) 213

Same-Sex Marriages in Massachusetts (2008) 214

7 Directory of Organizations 215

Organizations Supporting and/or Promoting Lesbian and Gay Rights 216

Organizations Opposing Lesbian and Gay Rights 239

References 244

8 Resources 245

Historical Documents 245

Books 245

Articles 252

Reports 252

Web Sites 253

Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights 253

Books 253

Articles 262

Reports 263

Web Sites 265

Same-Sex Relationships and Adoption 270

Books 270

Articles 272

Reports 276

Web Sites 278

International Issues 279

Books 279

Articles 280

Web Sites 280

Glossary 283

Index 287

About the Author 301

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