The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law


  • Author: Andrew Koppelman
  • Release Date : 2010-02-15
  • Genre: Law
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The gay rights question is whether the second-class legal status of gay people should be changed. In this book Andrew Koppelman shows the powerful legal and moral case for gay equality, but argues that courts cannot and should not impose it.The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law offers an unusually nuanced analysis of the most pressing gay rights issues. Does antigay discrimination violate the Constitution? Is there any sound moral objection to homosexual conduct? Are such objections the moral and constitutional equivalent of racism? Must state laws recognizing same-sex unions be given effect in other states? Should courts take account of popular resistance to gay equality? Koppelman sheds new light on all these questions. Sure to upset...

The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law

The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law


  • Author : Andrew Koppelman
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2010-02-15
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226451038


The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law Book Description :

The gay rights question is whether the second-class legal status of gay people should be changed. In this book Andrew Koppelman shows the powerful legal and moral case for gay equality, but argues that courts cannot and should not impose it. The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law offers an unusually nuanced analysis of the most pressing gay rights issues. Does antigay discrimination violate the Constitution? Is there any sound moral objection to homosexual conduct? Are such objections the moral and constitutional equivalent of racism? Must state laws recognizing same-sex unions be given effect in other states? Should courts take account of popular resistance to gay equality? Koppelman sheds new light on all these questions. Sure to upse...

Gay Rights and American Law

Gay Rights and American Law


  • Author : Daniel R. Pinello
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-06-09
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521012147


Gay Rights and American Law Book Description :

Investigates how American appellate courts dealt with lesbian-and-gay civil rights during the 1980s and 1990s....

The Age of Independence

The Age of Independence


  • Author : Michael J. Rosenfeld
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674024974


The Age of Independence Book Description :

Michael Rosenfeld offers a new theory of family dynamics to account for the interesting and startling changes in marriage and family composition in the United States in recent years. His argument revolves around the independent life stage that emerged around 1960. This stage is experienced by young adults after they leave their parents' homes but before they settle down to start their own families. During this time, young men and women go away to college, travel abroad, begin careers, and enjoy social independence. This independent life stage has reduced parental control over the dating practices and mate selection of their children and has resulted in a sharp rise in interracial and same-sex unions--unions that were more easily averted by previous g...

Modern Family Law

Modern Family Law


  • Author : D. Kelly Weisberg
  • Publisher : Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Release Date : 2015-12-11
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781454874706


Modern Family Law Book Description :

Modern Family Law reflects the social diversity of the modern family as it examines the legal impacts of the women’s movement, the children’s rights movement, the fathers’ rights movement, domestic violence, changing sexual mores, nontraditional family forms, and developments in reproductive technology. Integrating valuable interdisciplinary perspectives, the text includes excerpts, notes, and questions emanating from history, psychology, sociology, social work, medicine, and philosophy. A variety of problem exercises, most derived from actual cases and current events, covers cross-cutting themes as well as the basics of family law. Human-interest stories that complement the cases heighten student awareness of the real impact of the law on peop...

Marriage and Same sex Unions

Marriage and Same sex Unions


  • Author : Lynn D. Wardle
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 027597653X


Marriage and Same sex Unions Book Description :

This in-depth introduction to the pivotal arguments for and against legalizing same-sex marriage attempts to exemplify the high quality of thoughtful discussion that is possible....

Dishonorable Passions
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Dishonorable Passions


  • Author : William N. Eskridge Jr.
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-05-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440631108


Dishonorable Passions Book Description :

From the Pentagon to the wedding chapel, there are few issues more controversial today than gay rights. As William Eskridge persuasively demonstrates in Dishonorable Passions, there is nothing new about this political and legal obsession. The American colonies and the early states prohibited sodomy as the crime against nature, but rarely punished such conduct if it took place behind closed doors. By the twentieth century, America’s emerging regulatory state targeted degenerates and (later) homosexuals. The witch hunts of the McCarthy era caught very few Communists but ruined the lives of thousands of homosexuals. The nation’s sexual revolution of the 1960s fueled a social movement of people seeking repeal of sodomy laws, but it was not until the ...

Beyond Straight and Gay Marriage
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Beyond Straight and Gay Marriage


  • Author : Nancy D. Polikoff
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0807044326


Beyond Straight and Gay Marriage Book Description :

A study of the fight for marriage equality furnishes an effective argument for why married couples, whether they are gay or straight, should not receive special rights under American law that are denied to other families, analyzing the larger political, social, and economic issues of marriage and family law as they pertain to unmarried couples, single-parent households, and other family relationships....

Same Sex  Different States

Same Sex Different States


  • Author : Andrew Koppelman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066810790


Same Sex Different States Book Description :

Offering workable legal solutions to the problems that arise when gay couples cross state borders, this book shows which state laws should govern in specific situations that today's gay couples may encounter as they travel or move from place to place....

Contemporary Debates in Social Philosophy

Contemporary Debates in Social Philosophy


  • Author : Laurence Thomas
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-02-04
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470766477


Contemporary Debates in Social Philosophy Book Description :

In this important and engaging volume, international scholars present opposing viewpoints to debate ten of the most important issues in contemporary social philosophy. Provides an original analysis of some of society’s most pressing issues Written by an outstanding cast of international scholars Issues covered include the nature of freedom, the limits of religious tolerance, affirmative action, parenting, the death penalty, privacy, violence, world hunger, social diversity, homosexuality, and abortion Invites the reader to participate in the exchange of arguments...