Gay and Lesbian Rights in the United States: A Documentary History

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Walter L. Williams, Yolanda Retter
Greenwood Press, 2003 - Law - 317 pages
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The movement for gay and lesbian rights in America is a response to long-held beliefs that have, at times throughout the history of the United States, made homosexuality legally, politically, and socially unacceptable. Personal testimonies, laws, opinion pieces, court cases, and other documents encourage students to challenge their assumptions and strengthen critical thinking skills with regard to these important, volatile issues.

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The author of the now classic Spirit and the Flesh, Williams (anthropology, history, & gender studies; Univ. of Southern California) has joined with Retter, an accomplished lesbian archivist, to ... Read full review


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WALTER L. WILLIAMS is Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California.YOLANDA RETTER is staff librarian of the ONE/Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles.

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