The Constitutional Underclass: Gays, Lesbians, and the Failure of Class-Based Equal Protection

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When the Supreme Court struck down Colorado's Amendment 2 which would have nullified all state and local laws protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination it was widely regarded as a victory for gay rights. Yet many gays and lesbians still risk losing their jobs, custody of their children, and even their liberty under the law. Using the Colorado initiative as his focus, Gerstmann untangles the complex standards and subtle rhetoric the Supreme Court uses to apply the equal protection clause. The Court divides people ...

The Constitutional Underclass: Gays, Lesbians, and the Failure of Class-Based Equal Protection 1999, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226288604

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The Constitutional Underclass: Gays, Lesbians, and the Failure of Class-Based Equal Protection 1999, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226288598

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