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Author Mezey, Susan Gluck, 1944-

Title Gay families and the courts : the quest for equal rights / Susan Gluck Mezey.

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  342.087 M579g 2009    ---  Available
Description x, 279 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-260) and index.
Contents Parenting -- The right to marry : part 1 -- The right to marry : part 2 -- The school setting -- The boy scouts.
Summary "Susan Gluck Mezey's newest book, Gay Families and the Courts, is a compelling examination of the role of the state and federal courts in furthering the goals of the gay and lesbian community...this book evaluates the extent to which litigation is effective in advancing equal rights for gay families--families in which at least one member is gay--as they seek to expand their opportunities and battle discrimination. Mezey shows how the courts address gay and lesbian rights and sexual orientation in schools and social organizations such as the Boy Scouts along with family-oriented problems such as marriage and parenthood. In doing so, Mezey emphasizes the complexity of the issues involved in the cases, and assesses the degree to which the outcome of the litigation is explained by the type of case, the type of court, and the judge's perception of his or her role as a policymaker. It is a valuable reference for scholars interested in judicial, legislative, and executive policymaking at the federal and state level as well as anyone interested in LGBT politics."--Publisher description.
Subject Gay rights -- United States.
Gays -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
ISBN 9780742562196 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0742562190 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780742562189 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0742562182 (hbk. : alk. paper)

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