From the Publisher
"The right to love and make love is nowhere mentioned in the Constitution, and yet issues surrounding abortion, contraception, marriage, gay sex and sexually explicit speech have absorbed the Supreme Court in countless cases. This frank and lucid book peels the fig leaf off various forms of legal regulation of sexuality, and argues with passion and rich historical detail that individuals should have strong autonomy over their own sexual expression as long as their relationships are gounded in consent. The authors' comprehensive approach makes a considerable contribution to the literature."
-Kathleen Sullivan,Dean, Stanford Law School
"Interesting and well-written. This book presents the 'Long View': an ideal toward which concerned lawyers and judges might strive."
-Kenneth Karst,Professor of Law, UCLA and Associate Editor of The Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
"Sexual Rights in America shows persuasively that the right to sexual expression is grounded in the Constitution, notably in the Ninth Amendment. The friends of pleasure will applaud the book's rigorous and often sexy argument."
-Paul Robinson,Richard W. Lyman Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University, and author of The Modernization of Sex
"This book has an excellent shot at intellectual immortality."
-Donald Symons,author of The Evolution of Human Sexuality and co-founder of Evolutionary Psychology
"Because sex is so intimate and hidden, few serious scholars defend sexual liberty publicly. Sexual Rights in America bravely fills this void by offering a lucid and serious constitutional defense of this vital aspect of our private lives."
-Randy E. Barnett,Professor of Law, Boston University and author of The Structure of Liberty and Restoring the Lost Constitution