Courting Justice: Gay Men And Lesbians V. The Supreme Court

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Basic Books, May 9, 2002 - Law - 592 pages
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Since 1958, twenty-five men and two women have forced the Supreme Court to consider whether the Constitution's promises of equal protection apply to gay Americans. Here Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price reveal how the nation's highest court has reacted to these cases--from the surprising 1958 victory of a tiny homosexual magazine to the 2000 defeat of a gay Eagle Scout. A triumph of investigative reporting, Courting Justice gives us an inspiring new perspective on the struggle for civil rights in America.
 

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The unsettled legalities of gay rights—seen through the lens of Supreme Court decisions—are fully and fascinatingly explored by Detroit News journalists Murdoch and Price (And Say Hi to Joyce, 1995 ... Read full review

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National Journal managing editor Murdoch and Detroit News columnist Price, both formerly of the Washington Post, have assembled an outstanding piece of legal and historical scholarship that details ... Read full review

Contents

ONE Standard of Justice
28
A Burning Sense of Injustice
52
Beefcake on the Menu
66
More Than a Homosexual
90
Afflicted with Homosexuality
104
Nowhere to Hide
136
Nothing to Hide
164
A Marble Storm Cellar
190
Confirming Hostility
356
Crawling Toward Empathy
390
Turning a Major Corner
416
The Constitution Neither Knows Nor Tolerates Classes Among Citizen
452
Counting to Four
484
Seeking the Shortest Path to Equal Justice
518
Appendix
532
Notes on Sources
537

Ominous Unsettled Times
214
The Chess Master Makes His Move
238
Adrift in a Sea of Gay Clerks
272
Branded SecondClass Citizens
312

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About the author (2002)

Joyce Murdoch is managing editor for politics of The National Journal. She served as an editor and reporter at the Washington Post for more than a decade.
Deb Price is the first nationally syndicated columnist on gay and lesbian issues. She has served as an editor at the Washington Post and the Washington bureau of the Detroit News. Together Price and Murdoch co-authored And Say Hi to Joyce: America's First Gay Column Comes Out. They live in Takoma Park, Maryland.

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