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Author Pierceson, Jason, 1972-

Title Courts, liberalism, and rights : gay law and politics in the United States and Canada / Jason Pierceson
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (256 pages)
Series Queer politics, queer theories
Queer politics, queer theories.
Contents U.S. Federal Courts and Gay Rights: A History of Hesitancy -- Liberalism and Gay Politics: Rights and Their Critics -- Toward a Better Liberalism -- Sodomy Laws, Courts, and Liberalism -- Lessons from Continued Sodomy Adjudication -- Courts and Same-Sex Marriage in the United States: Hawaii and Alaska -- Courts and Same-Sex Marriage in the United States: Vermont -- Developments after Vermont: An Evolving Jurisprudence and Its Backlash -- Canada: Rethinking Courts, Rights, and Liberalism -- Courts, Social Change, and the Power of Legal Liberalism
Summary Understanding approaches to liberalism through the study of the politics of gay and lesbian rights
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-246) and index
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Subject Courts.
Gay rights -- Canada.
Gay rights -- United States.
Homosexuality -- Law and legislation -- Canada.
Homosexuality -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005040046
ISBN 1592134009 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1592134017 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781592134007 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781592134014 (paperback; alk. paper)