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Over the past 30 years, the gay rights movement has moved from the margins to the center of American politics, sparking debate from bedroom to boardroom to battlefield. Out of the Closets and into the Courts analyzes recent gay rights cases and explores the complex relationship between litigation and social change. “An excellent book, enlightening and well-written. Out of the Closets and into the Courts should be highly useful in the classroom and of interest to a broad audience.” --Evan Gerstmann, Loyola Marymount University “A detailed historical analysis of changes in the law surrounding gay and lesbian relationships, Out of the Closets and into the Courts also breaks fresh ground in thinking about how and when law can be used to affect social change. The concept of a legal opportunity structure, which complements the concept of political opportunity structure, proves to be very useful in analyzing judicial changes in the law. A very impressive analysis.” --Mayer Zald, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan “Ellen Andersen's book integrates sophisticated sociolegal theory and thorough empirical research into a compelling, insightful analysis of legal mobilization campaigns led by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. This study makes a significant contribution to scholarship about struggles over gay rights in the U.S. and about legal reform politics in general.” --Michael McCann, University of Washington Ellen Ann Andersen is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Figures
  2. p. ix
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  1. List of Tables
  2. p. x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. 1 The Puzzle of Gay Rights Litigation
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 2 LOS and the Emergence of Gay Rights Litigation
  2. pp. 17-26
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  1. 3 An Overview of Lambda and Its Litigation
  2. pp. 27-57
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  1. 4 Sodomy Reform from Stonewall to Bowers
  2. pp. 58-97
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  1. 5 Sodomy Reform from Bowers to Lawrence
  2. pp. 98-142
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  1. 6 The Law and Politics of Antigay Initiatives
  2. pp. 143-174
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  1. 7 The Case of Same-Sex Marriage
  2. pp. 175-202
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  1. 8 LOS and Legal Change
  2. pp. 203-218
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  1. Afterword: The Courts and Social Change
  2. pp. 219-240
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 241-268
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  1. References
  2. pp. 269-282
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  1. Table of Cases
  2. pp. 283-288
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 289-298
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472021574
Related ISBN
9780472031719
MARC Record
OCLC
646794812
Pages
308
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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