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Nicholas Bamforth - Sexuality, Morals and Justice : A Theory of Lesbian and Gay Rights and the Law - GLBT Non Fiction All Books by Nicholas Bamforth - Author of : Sexuality, Morals and Justice : A Theory of Lesbian and Gay Rights and the Law
Paperback - 320 pages (August 1997) 
Continuum; ISBN: 0304331473

"GLBT Legal Rights Books; Against the background of the law reform debates around sexuality in Britain and America, Bamforth examines what functions it is legitimate for the law to serve and how effective law can be in achieving social goals. He provides a new and cogent argument for protecting lesbian and gay rights through law, but is skeptical about how useful law can be in eradicating discriminatory social practices. This work sheds new light on the equal rights debate and raises issues of central importance to the role of law in society."

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Patricia A. Cain - Rainbow Rights: The Role of Lawyers and Courts in the Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights Movement - GLBT Non Fiction All Books by Patricia A. Cain - Author of : Rainbow Rights: The Role of Lawyers and Courts in the Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights Movement
Hardcover - 288 pages 0 edition (October 1, 2000) 
Westview Press; ISBN: 0813326184

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"This book describes the substantive state of the law with regard to lesbian and gay rights. It begins with some background information to put the modern fight for lesbian and gay rights in its proper historical context, then categorizes lesbian and gay rights claims into three areas-individual rights in private contexts, individual rights in public contexts, and couple or family rights thought of as private but pushing into the public sphere-that add up to a single principle: the right to be human in a modern society. 
Arguing against the popular misconception that the Lesbian and Gay Rights Movement began with Stonewall in 1969, Patricia Cain shows that the first gay rights organization in the United States was formed in 1924 in Chicago. From the Mattachine Society in Los Angeles and the Daughters of Bilitis in San Francisco, to the formation of the Society for Individual Rights (SIR) in 1964, the book examines the ways that these early organizations, although different from today's gay rights groups, served as important contributions to the modern fight for lesbian and gay legal rights. The author looks at how the most important cases of the 1950s and '60s-the political battles over keeping gay and lesbian bars open and the fight by government employees to keep their jobs during the governmental purge of suspected homosexuals along with suspected communists during the McCarthy era-have helped to shape the state of the law today. 
By exploring the background, key cases, and important issues yet to be resolved, Lesbian and Gay Rights translates the legal claims and arguments into accessible language and concepts which will be of interest not only to lawyers and law students, but also to persons not trained in the law."

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Ruth Colker - Hybrid: Bisexuals, Multiracials, and Other Misfits Under American Law - GLBT Non Fiction All Books by Ruth Colker - Author of : Hybrid: Bisexuals, Multiracials, and Other Misfits Under American Law
Paperback - 300 pages (July 1996) 
New York University Press; ISBN: 0814715389

"Bisexual Studies; Legal Rights; Professor Colker is a bisexual woman with a wandering eye. Being not-quite lesbian, and not-quite disabled has pushed her to ask questions about the murkiness of categorization. In this book, she dedicates a chapter to the "bi's" of race, gender, sexual orientation, and ability. This is mainly a legal text, but I think non-legal readers will still be entertained."

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Hayden Curry, Denis Clifford, Frederick Hertz - A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples - GLBT Non Fiction All Books by Hayden Curry, Denis Clifford, Frederick Hertz - Author of : A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples
Paperback - 355 pages 11th edition (February 2002) 
Nolo Press; ISBN: 0873377907

"GLBT Legal Rights Books; This practical guide shows lesbian and gay couples how to obtain domestic partner benefits, plan for medical emergencies, buy property together, provide for each other at death, and understand the practical and legal aspects of having and raising children. The book includes living together contracts, sample wills, and durable powers of attorney."

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William N. Eskridge - The Case for Same-Sex Marriage : From Sexual Liberty to Civilized - GLBT Non Fiction All Books by William N. Eskridge - Author of : The Case for Same-Sex Marriage : From Sexual Liberty to Civilized
Hardcover (May 1996) 
Free Press; ISBN: 0684824043

"GLBT Legal Rights Books; Issues involving gay rights have a tendency to separate those who normally fall on opposing sides and join those who are usually at odds. Both Clinton and Dole, for example, have supported a recent bill in the Senate to allow other states the right not to recognize same-sex marriages made in Hawaii. Eskridge, a Georgetown University professor, has produced a thoughtful book on this polarizing issue, taking the position that Americans should extend the right of legal marriage to same-sex couples because of the civilizing influence of the marriage bond."

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Human Rights Resource Center, David M. Donahue - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights: A Human Rights Perspective - GLBT Non Fiction All Books by Human Rights Resource Center, David M. Donahue - Author of : Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights: A Human Rights Perspective
Spiral-bound - 106 pages Spiral edition Vol 3 (January 1, 2000) 
Human Rights Resource Center; ISBN: 0967533422

"GLBT Studies; Legal Rights; Teaching Manual, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Homosexual, Homophobia, Human Rights, Law, Advocacy, Activism, United Nations, Amnesty International, Adults, Secondary School, Middle School, Education, Anti-discrimination"

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Leslie J. Moran, Daniel Monk, Sarah Beresford (Eds.) - Legal Queeries : Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Legal Studies - GLBT Non Fiction All Books by Leslie J. Moran, Daniel Monk, Sarah Beresford - Author of : Legal Queeries : Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Legal Studies
Paperback - 288 pages (February 1999) 
Cassell Academic; ISBN: 0304338648

"GLBT Legal Rights Books; Taking law reform beyond the traditional confines of decriminalization, this text explores issues in sexuality, gender and the law, using examples from continental Europe to the southern hemisphere. It aims to open new perspectives on the way lesbians, gays and transexuals are represented in society. The book features contributions from legal scholars and practitioners who explore the complexity of the interface between perversity and legal regulation. It addresses many taboo matters such as sexuality and childhood, bringing together the experiences of sexual minorities in other countries. It also draws attention to the potential for change and to problems of legal reform in this area."

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David E. Newton - Gay and Lesbian Rights : A Reference Handbook - GLBT Non Fiction All Books by David E. Newton - Author of : Gay and Lesbian Rights : A Reference Handbook
Hardcover (September 1994)
ABC-CLIO; ISBN: 087436745X

"GLBT Legal Rights Books; A 30-page overview of the dispute over gay and lesbian rights is followed by a chronology of events relating to the gay rights movement over the past century. A third section contains biographical sketches of some of the leading figures in the gay and lesbian rights movement, as well as some opposed to the movement."

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Mark S. Senak - Every Trick in the Book : The Essential Gay and Lesbian Legal Guide - GLBT Non Fiction All Books by Mark S. Senak - Author of : Every Trick in the Book : The Essential Gay and Lesbian Legal Guide
Hardcover - 240 pages (February 2003) 
M Evans & Co; ISBN: 0871319535

"GLBT Legal Rights Books; From domestic partnerships, marriage laws, and adoption rights to discrimination, hate crimes and sodomy laws, changes in the law that affect gay and lesbian families are occurring quickly and pervasively. It is clear that now more than ever, it is important for gays and lesbians to have the benefit of a legal guide that will teach them every trick in the book."

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Karen Thompson and Julie Andrzejewski - Why Can't Sharon Kowalski Come Home? - GLBT Non Fiction All Books by Karen Thompson and All Books by Julie Andrzejewski - Author of : Why Can't Sharon Kowalski Come Home?
Paperback - 227 pages (March 1989) 
Spinsters Ink; ISBN: 0933216467

"GLBT Legal Rights Books; Five years ago Sharon Kowalski was brain-damaged in an automobile accident. A court battle ensued between her family and her lover, Karen Thompson, whose attempt to file for guardianship and subsequent appeals were thwarted despite conclusive evidence as to the nature of the women's relationship."

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