Sex, Morality, and the Law

Sex, Morality, and the Law

by Lori Gruen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415916356

ISBN-13: 9780415916356

Pub. Date: 12/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sex, Morality, and the Law combines legal and philosophical arguments to focus on six controversial topics; homosexual sex, prostitution, pornography, abortion, sexual harassment, and rape. Suitable for use in several disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels, this anthology includes critical court decisions and essays representing

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Sex, Morality, and the Law combines legal and philosophical arguments to focus on six controversial topics; homosexual sex, prostitution, pornography, abortion, sexual harassment, and rape. Suitable for use in several disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels, this anthology includes critical court decisions and essays representing a diversity of conservative, liberal, and feminist positions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415916356
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Lesbian and Gay Sex
Bowers v. Hardwick4
Romer v. Evans15
History, Homosexuality, and Political Values: Searching for the Hidden Determinants of Bowers v. Hardwick32
Homosexuality and the "Unnaturalness Argument"44
Gay Basics52
A Moral Justification for Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights Legislation64
Ch. 2Prostitution
People v. Johnson81
Charges against Prostitution: An Attempt at a Philosophical Assessment87
Prostitution107
World Whores' Congress Statements127
Should Feminists Oppose Prostitution?133
Ch. 3Pornography
Paris Adult Theatre 1 v. Slaton151
American Booksellers Assn., Inc. v. Hudnut164
Pornography, Obscenity, and the Case for Censorship174
Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech183
Confessions of a Feminist Porno Star196
Brief Amici Curiae of Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce, et al., in American Booksellers Assn. v. Hudnut199
Liberty and Pornography223
Ch. 4Abortion
Griswold v. Connecticut239
Roe v. Wade248
Planned Parenthood v. Casey258
A Defense of Abortion281
On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion296
Why Abortion Is Immoral308
Abortion through a Feminist Ethics Lens318
An Ethical Challenge to Prochoice Advocates: Abortion and the Pluralistic Proposition330
Ch. 5Sexual Harassment
Meritor Savings Bank, FSB v. Vinson et al.347
A Feminist Definition of Sexual Harassment354
Lost Innocence368
Sexual Harassment380
Ch. 6Rape
Commonwealth v. Mlinarich397
Enduring Distrust: The Modern Law of Force410
Rape: On Coercion and Consent419
Date Rape: A Feminist Analysis428
Date Rape, Social Convention, and Reasonable Mistakes444

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