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From the Closet to the Courtroom: Five LGBT Rights Lawsuits That Have Changed Our Nation

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The advancement of LGBT rights has occurred through struggles large and small—on the streets, around kitchen tables, and on the Web. Lawsuits have also played a vital role in propelling the movement forward, and behind every case is a human story: a landlord in New York seeks to evict a gay man from his home after his partner of ten years dies of AIDS; school officials in Wisconsin look the other way as a gay teenager is repeatedly and viciously harassed by other students; a lesbian couple appears unexpectedly at a clerk’s office in Hawaii seeking a marriage license.

Engaging and largely untold, From the Closet to the Courtroom explores how five pivotal lawsuits have altered LGBT history. Beginning each case narrative at the center—with the litigants and their lawyers—law professor Carlos Ball follows the stories behind each crucial lawsuit. He traces the parties from their communities to the courtroom, while deftly weaving in rich sociohistorical context and analyzing the lasting legal and political impact of each judicial outcome.

Over the last twenty years, no group of attorneys has helped to transform this country more than LGBT rights lawyers, and surprisingly, their collective accomplishments have received relatively little attention. Ball remedies that by exploring how a band of largely unheralded civil rights lawyers have attained remarkable legal victories through skill, creativity, and perseverance.

In this richly layered and multifaceted account, Ball vividly documents how these judicial victories have significantly altered LGBT lives today in ways that were unimaginable only a generation ago.

About the Author

Carlos A. Ball is professor of law at the Rutgers University School of Law (Newark). He has written extensively on LGBT rights issues, is the author of The Morality of Gay Rights, and has received a Dukeminier Award from UCLA’s Williams Institute for excellence in sexual orientation and the law scholarship. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction — Family — Harassment — Discrimination — Marriage — Sex — Conclusion — Where are they now?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807000793
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Subject:
Law : General
Author:
Ball, Carlos A.
Author:
Bronski, Michael
Subject:
Law : Civil Rights
Subject:
Social Science : Gay Studies
Subject:
Social Science : Lesbian Studies
Subject:
Discrimination -- Law and legislation.
Subject:
Actions and defenses -- United States.
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
Gender & the Law
Subject:
Discrimination
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
Subject:
General Law
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
June 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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