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The Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender People: The Authoritative ACLU Guide to the Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender People, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Overview

In its fourth edition, this fully revised and updated survey covers the rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people under present law, specifically in regard to freedom of speech and association, employment, housing, the military, family and parenting, and HIV disease. Utilizing an accessible question-and-answer format and nontechnical language, The Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender People provides an overview for understanding both the general themes in legal doctrine and the way in which individuals can begin the process of asserting rights provided by the law.

The volume is a useful starting point for people facing discrimination or legal uncertainty and helps readers navigate the turbulent and constantly changing waters of the laws regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. New to this edition are two appendixes that include contact information for national and regional LGBT legal groups, an overview of the legal system to explain some of the terms and concepts that appear throughout the book, and a summary of highlights of the law state by state.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814736791
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2004
  • Series: ACLU Handbook Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nan D. Hunter is Professor of law at Brooklyn Law School.

Courtney G. Joslin is a staff attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

Sharon M. McGowan is the Brennan Fellow at the ACLU's National

Sharon M. McGowan is the Brennan Fellow at the ACLU's National Legal Department in New York.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the ACLU handbook series
I Expression : the right not to be silent 3
II Criminal law 17
III Government employees 35
IV The military 48
V Immigration 61
VI Employment in the private sector 73
VII Housing and credit 87
VIII Public accommodations 101
IX Relationships 115
X Parenting 138
XI Youth 152
XII Transgender people 171
XIII People with HIV/AIDS 192
App. A National and regional LGBT legal groups 207
App. B An introduction to law and the legal system 210
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