Homosexuality and the Law by P-ABCClio


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									Homosexuality and the Law
Contemporary Legal Issues

Author: Chuck Stewart

Edition: 1
Age Group: 7 - 17

A comprehensive overview of homosexuality and the law, this fascinating dictionary opens with a history
of the Gay Rights Movement which started in Germany during the l860s with Karl Heinrich Ulrich, the
"Grandfather of Gay Liberation," who wrote 12 books including, Researches on the Riddle of Love
Between Men. Homosexuals were later herded into Nazi concentration camps, where 50,000 of them
died. When the war ended, Allied commanders forced homosexuals to finish their prison sentences.This
book has 112 entries on subjects such as absurd sex laws, the Crittendon Report, the Boy Scouts, the
l996 Defense of Marriage Act, surgical alterations, discrimination, sodomy, loitering, wills, and more. A
nearly 100 page appendix details state and local laws. The book includes a list of advocacy organizations
and other references, a table of cases, and an extensive bibliography.

An introduction offers a concise history of the gay rights movement that will prove useful for individuals
just beginning their research. The well-developed index will be most helpful in ferreting out specific terms,
especially for people new to this topic ... Homosexuality and the Law would be very appropriate in public
libraries of any size, as well as high school and academic libraries.

" ... this accessible, informative dictionary describes and illuminates a dynamic, contentious field ...
Highly recommended for all academic and public libraries."

"Appropriate both for novices investigating the legal implications of homosexuality and for researchers and
attorneys, this is recommended for all libraries."

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