Queers in Court

This book examines the gay community's efforts to achieve social and legal reform in the United States from the 50s to the 2000s within the "rights-based" discourse characteristic of earlier civil rights struggles.

Queers in Court

This book examines the gay community's efforts to achieve social and legal reform in the United States from the 50s to the 2000s within the "rights-based" discourse characteristic of earlier civil rights struggles.

Queers in Court

Gay Rights Law and Public Policy Susan Gluck Mezey. Barth, Jay, and Janine Parry. 2005. Arkansas: Still Swingin' in 2004. American Review of Politics 26: 133—54. Bash, John. 2004. Abandoning Bedrock Principles?:

Queers in Court

In Queers in Court, Susan Gluck Mezey examines the contemporary battle for gay and lesbian rights in the United States, tracing the evolution of issues from same sex marriage and privacy rights to military service and employment discrimination. By combining analyses of nearly three hundred cases from both federal and state courts with detailed explorations of the paths these issues have taken through legislative and executive bodies, she provides the most comprehensive analysis of queer rights in law and policy to date.

Gay Rights Movement

“APNewsBreak: Gay Rights Papers Shown at US Library.“ Kameny Papers. Kameny Papers, 8 May 2011. Web. 28 Apr. 2013. 9. lbid. 10. Susan Gluck Mezey. Queers in Court: Gay Rights Law and Public Policy. Print. Lanham, MD: Rowman, 2007.

Gay Rights Movement

In the face of injustice, people band together to work for change. Through their influence, what was once unthinkable becomes common. This title traces the history of the gay rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change. Iconic images and informative sidebars accompany compelling text that follows the movement from before the 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York City through activists? work to end prejudice and up to new legislative triumphs in the twenty-first century. Features include a glossary, selected bibliography, Web sites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Political Institutions and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada

“Getting It Straight: A Review of the 'Gays in the Military' Debate. ... “Wolfenden and the Fear of 'Homosexual Spread': Perme- able Boundaries and Legal Defences.” Studies in Law ... Queers in Court: Gay Rights Law and Public Policy.

Political Institutions and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada

Lesbian and gay citizens today enjoy a much broader array of rights and obligations and a greater ability to live their lives openly in both the U.S. and Canada. However, while human rights protections have been exponentially expanded in Canada over the last twenty years, even basic protections in areas such as employment discrimination are still unavailable to many in the United States. This book examines why these similar societies have produced such divergent policy outcomes, focusing on how differences between the political institutions of the U.S. and Canada have shaped the terrain of social movement and counter-movement mobilization. It analyzes cross-national variance in public policies toward lesbians and gay men, especially in the areas of the decriminalization of sodomy, the passage of anti-discrimination laws, and the enactment of measures to recognize same-sex relationships. For political science, sociology, and queer studies alike, this book will prove vital as movements for lesbian and gay rights continue to recast the social landscape in North America and beyond.

Queer Inclusions Continental Divisions

See Susan Mezey, Queers in Court: Gay Rights Law and Public Policy (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007). 19 Robert Wintemute and Mads Andenaes, eds., Legal Recognition of Same Sex Partnerships: A Study of National, European and ...

Queer Inclusions  Continental Divisions

No area of public policy and law has seen more change than lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and trans-gender rights, and none so greatly needs careful comparative analysis. Queer Inclusions, Continental Divisions explores the politics of sexual diversity in Canada and the United States by analyzing three contentious areas - relationship recognition, parenting, and schooling. It enters into long-standing debates over Canadian-American contrasts while paying close attention to regional differences. David Rayside's examination of change over time in the public recognition of sexual minorities is based on his long experience with the analysis of trends, as well as on a wide-ranging search of media, legal, and social science accounts of developments across Canada and the United States. Rayside points to a 'take off' pattern in Canadian policy change on relationship recognition and parenting, but not in schooling. At the same time, he explores the reasons for a 'pioneering' pattern in early gains by American LGBT activists, a surprising number of court wins by American lesbian and gay parents, and changes in American schooling that, while still modest, are more substantial than those instituted by the Canadian system. Queer Inclusions, Continental Divisions is a timely examination of controversial policy areas in North America and a reasoned judgment on the progress of lesbian and gay issues in our time.

Gay Families and the Courts

LAW I GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES a " Gay Families and the Courts is a masterful survey of American case law affecting sexual ... Her recent publications include Queers in Court : Gay Rights Law and Public Policy , Disabling Interpretations ...

Gay Families and the Courts

This book makes a unique contribution to the study of gay rights politics by assessing the laws and policies governing the rights of gay children and gay families. The focus of the analysis will be on decision-making by state and lower federal courts_the very courts where the bulk of these questions are likely to be resolved.

Special Issue Social Movements Legal Possibilities

Queers in court: Gay rights law and public policy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Mucciaroni, G. (2008). Same Sex, different politics: Success and failure in the struggles over Gay rights. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press.

Special Issue  Social Movements Legal Possibilities

Social movements provide the engine of legal change and law itself spurs social movement activity. This issue includes articles on social movements in several different nations, including France, South Africa and Canada, asking us to consider the way context is reflected in movement activities.

Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements

Queers in Court: Gay Rights Law and Public Policy. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007. Mohr, Richard. Gays/Justice: A Study of Ethics, Society, and Law. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988. ———. A More Perfect Union: Why ...

Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements

Not so long ago hardly anything was said of the Lesbian Liberation Movement and the Gay Liberation Movement, indeed, the terms gay and lesbian were not even used if some other expression could be found. Today, by contrast, hardly a day passes when something important does not occur, and is carried by the major media and disseminated on more personal levels through blogs and the social media. If anything, there is perhaps too much “news” and not enough “information.” Obviously, a book like this cannot keep up with the news, but it can do something equally important when it comes to information, by reminding us of the past and what has been going and just how fast events are moving. The Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements covers the history of this movement through a cross-referenced dictionary with over 1000 entries on specific countries and regions, influential historical figures, laws that criminalized same-sex sexuality, various historical terms that have been used to refer to aspects of same-sex love, and contemporary events and legal decisions. Including a comprehensive chronology and bibliography, this book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone interested in learning more about the struggle for equality.

Beyond Marriage

In this book, Susan Gluck Mezey examines LGBT policymaking over the last several decades, highlighting advances in LGBT rights as well as formidable challenges that still confront the LGBT community.

Beyond Marriage

In this book, Susan Gluck Mezey examines LGBT policymaking over the last several decades, highlighting advances in LGBT rights as well as formidable challenges that still confront the LGBT community. With an emphasis on courts, she traces developments in the struggles for LGBT rights in the United States and abroad. The chapters focus on employment discrimination, transgender rights, marriage equality, and the ongoing battles over discrimination against same-sex couples and transgender persons in education, employment, and public accommodations. It also adds a global perspective by appraising issues affecting LGBT rights in other parts of the world, discussing claims of discrimination in the Canadian and South African courts as well as in the European Court of Human Rights. Mezey provides a succinct and accessible guide to the debates over sexual orientation and gender identity, evaluating the roles played by state and federal courts, legislatures, and chief executives in formulating and implementing LGBT policy. Suitable as an up-to-date resource for anyone interested in LGBT rights, Beyond Marriage will also help students in upper-level classes focusing on judicial politics, public policymaking, family law, civil rights, gender policy, and minority group politics understand ways forward for the LGBT community in the political realm.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism

“The 'Inevitability' of Same-Sex Marriage in South Africa's PostApartheid State. ... “Argentina: A Queer Tango between the Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State. ... Queers in court: Gay Rights Law and public policy.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism

The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject. Each of the 22 specially commissioned chapters develops and summarises their key issue or debate in relation to activism-that is the claims, strategies and mobilisations (including internal debates and divisions, impediments and state responses) of the lesbian and gay movement. By drawing together leading scholars from political science, sociology, anthropology and history this companion provides an up to the minute snapshot of current scholarship as well as signposting several fruitful avenues for future research. This book is both an invaluable resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom.

Handbook of Community Sentiment

PS: Political Science & Politics, 38, 195–199. Mezey, S. G. (2007). Queers in court: Gay rights law and public policy. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield. Mezey, S. G. (2009). Gay families and the courts: The quest for equal rights.

Handbook of Community Sentiment

​This volume is the most comprehensive reference book on community sentiment available. The classic book about community sentiment is Norm Finkel’s “Commonsense Justice: Jurors’ Notions of the Law” (1995). A similarly influential book called “Justice, Liability, and Blame” was published at the same time, examining lay sentiment about a variety of criminal issues and suggesting ways in which the substantive criminal law could be reformed in light of such lay responses (Robinson & Darley, 1995). Although these books were influential and important for their time (and since), this Handbook expands significantly on them, both by updating research since that time and broadens the scope of topic areas to ones that are not limited to trial and criminal justice issues. Each chapter is original/unpublished and focuses on an area related to children/families, many of which are “hot topic” areas in the news and courts today. For instance, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case in June 2012 about the constitutionality of “life without parole” for juvenile offenders—a topic discussed in the Fass and Miora chapter. Thus, it is of interest to those interested in family law topics as well.​

Queer Mobilizations

The original essays in this volume bring social movement scholarship and legal analysis together, enriching our understanding of social movements, LGBT politics and organizing, legal studies, and public policy.

Queer Mobilizations

Fighting for marriage and family rights; protection from discrimination in employment, education, and housing; criminal law reform; economic justice; and health care reform: the LGBT movement is engaged in some of the most important cultural and political battles of our times. Seeking to reshape many of our basic social institutions, the LBGT movement’s legal, political, and cultural campaigns reflect the complex visions, strategies, and rhetoric of the individuals and groups knocking at the law’s door. The original essays in this volume bring social movement scholarship and legal analysis together, enriching our understanding of social movements, LGBT politics and organizing, legal studies, and public policy. Moreover, they highlight the struggle to make the law relevant and responsive to the LGBT community. Ultimately, Queer Mobilizations examines how the LGBT movement’s engagement with the law shapes the very meanings of sexuality, sex, gender, privacy, discrimination, and family in law and society. Contributors: Ellen Ann Andersen, Steven A. Boutcher, Bayliss Camp, Casey Charles, Ashley Currier, Courtenay W. Daum, Shauna Fisher, David John Frank, Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller, Charles W. Gossett, Marybeth Herald, Nicholas Pedriana, Darren Rosenblum, Susan M. Sterett, and Amy L. Stone.

Historical Dictionary of Homosexuality

Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002. Mezey, Susan. Queers in Court: Gay Rights Law and Public Policy.

Historical Dictionary of Homosexuality

Historical Dictionary of Homosexuality, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 200 cross-referenced entries on important historical figures, philosophic, artistic, and literary treatments of same-sex love, historical terms, and contemporary events.

Beyond Abortion

On the background of Abzug's bill, see Susan Gluck Mezey, Queers in Court: Gay Rights Law and Public Policy (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007), 215: John David Skretny, The Minority Rights Revolution (Cambridge, ...

Beyond Abortion

Roe's privacy rationale inspired left-leaning movements unrelated to abortion--around sexual orientation, class, gender, race, disability, and patient rights. But groups on the right used it as well, to attack government involvement in American life. Mary Ziegler's analysis shows that privacy belongs to no party or cause.

LGBTQ Lobbying in the United States

Journal of European Public Policy, 25(12), 1739–1758. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2017.1382555 McRuer, R. (2006). Crip Theory. New York University Press. Mezey, S.G. (2007). Queers in Court: Gay Rights Law and Public Policy.

LGBTQ Lobbying in the United States

LGBTQ Lobbying in the United States argues that the issues and tactics prioritized by the mainstream gay lobbying community fail to serve LGBTQ interests and are complicit in perpetuating heteronormative power dynamics and institutions that render queer and trans people vulnerable to structural oppression. The book posits that there are different LGBTQ lobbying communities—a dominant gay mainstream lobbying category, whose work advances heteronormative ideals, and a second category of LGBTQ lobbying that is intersectional and challenges hegemonic heterosexual institutions. Analysis in the book builds on existing public policy literature and is aided by the author's practitioner experience in lobbying for LGBTQ issues in Washington, D.C. over the past 20 years. This book is suitable as a textbook for students and researchers in LGBTQ studies, U.S. politics, and gender studies. The book will also appeal to activists and professionals in political lobbying.

Gay Families and the Courts

Unlike Mezey's earlier book, Queers in Court, 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 ...

Gay Families and the Courts

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. Unlike Mezey's earlier book, Queers in Court, 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.

The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America

Later, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited gender discrimination in the workplace, while Title IX of that law ... In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in the landmark Roe v. ... Queers in Court: Gay Rights Law and Public Policy.

The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America

Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this five-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia: explicates philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; charts changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identifies major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explores in the first four volumes - supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents - evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries in the first four volumes--supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents--provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.

The Long Arc of Justice

Engaging the whole spectrum of public-policy issues affecting gays and lesbians from a humanistic and philosophical approach, Richard Mohr uses the tools of his trade to assess the logic and ethics of gay rights.

The Long Arc of Justice

Engaging the whole spectrum of public-policy issues affecting gays and lesbians from a humanistic and philosophical approach, Richard Mohr uses the tools of his trade to assess the logic and ethics of gay rights. Focusing on ideas and values, Mohr's nuanced case for legal and social acceptance applies widely held ethical principles to various issues, including same-sex marriage, AIDS, and gays in the military. By drawing on cultural-, legal-, and ethical-based arguments, Mohr moves away from tired political rhetoric and reveals the important ways in which the struggle for gay rights and acceptance relates to mainstream American society, history, and political life.Mohr forcefully counters moralistic and religious arguments regularly invoked to keep gay men and women from achieving the same rights as heterosexuals. He examines the nature of prejudices and other cultural forces that work against lesbian and gay causes and considers the role that sexuality plays in the national rituals by which Americans define themselves. In his support of same-sex marriage, Mohr defines matrimony as the development and maintenance of intimacy through the means by which people meet their basic needs and carry out their everyday living. Mohr contends that this definition, in both its legal and moral sense, applies equally to homosexual and heterosexual couples. Mohr also considers gays and lesbians as community members as he explores the prospect for greater legal and social inclusion. He concludes by suggesting that recent progress in addressing civil rights for gays and lesbians and the nation's symbolic use of gay issues on both sides of the political spectrum calls for a culturally focused gay politics.

Queer Mobilizations

“Litigating for Lesbian and Gay Rights: A Legal History.” Virginia Law Review 79: 1551–1641. Cain, Patricia A. 2000. Rainbow Rights: The Role of Lawyers and Courts in the Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights Movement.

Queer Mobilizations

Fighting for marriage and family rights; protection from discrimination in employment, education, and housing; criminal law reform; economic justice; and health care reform: the LGBT movement is engaged in some of the most important cultural and political battles of our times. Seeking to reshape many of our basic social institutions, the LBGT movement’s legal, political, and cultural campaigns reflect the complex visions, strategies, and rhetoric of the individuals and groups knocking at the law’s door. The original essays in this volume bring social movement scholarship and legal analysis together, enriching our understanding of social movements, LGBT politics and organizing, legal studies, and public policy. Moreover, they highlight the struggle to make the law relevant and responsive to the LGBT community. Ultimately, Queer Mobilizations examines how the LGBT movement’s engagement with the law shapes the very meanings of sexuality, sex, gender, privacy, discrimination, and family in law and society. Contributors: Ellen Ann Andersen, Steven A. Boutcher, Bayliss Camp, Casey Charles, Ashley Currier, Courtenay W. Daum, Shauna Fisher, David John Frank, Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller, Charles W. Gossett, Marybeth Herald, Nicholas Pedriana, Darren Rosenblum, Susan M. Sterett, and Amy L. Stone.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture

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Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture

Provides entries on life and culture of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer people since 1945, topics include dance, education, health, and politics.