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Sandra Day O'Connor has called the gay rights movement "the first important civil rights struggle of the twenty-first century." Recent court decisions to overturn sodomy laws and to recognize gay marriage have emboldened activists, but have also resulted in a tremendous backlash, not the least of which has been a call for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between members of the opposite sex. Through its historical and legal contextualization of these decisions The Future of Gay Rights in America is essential for understanding an epochal moment in the history of gay rights.
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Cover Half Title Title Page Copyright Page Table of Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Context 1 Some Lessons from Lawrence 2 Questions of Tolerance and Fairness 3 Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, and the 2004 Presidential Vote 4 The Symbolic Centrality of Gay Marriage in the 2004 Presidential Election 5 The Anti-Gay Backlash? Part II: Decision 6 Some Thoughts on Institutional Life and "The Rest of the Closet" 7 Lawrence Past 8 The Rule of Lawrence 9 Lawrence, Privacy, and the Marital Bedroom: A Few Telltale Signs of Ironic Worry 10 The Continuing Triumph of Neo-Conservatism in American Constitutional Law 11 Sexuality, Marriage, and Relationships: The Radical Potential of Lawrence 12 Why Lawrence v. Texas Was Not Expected: A Critique of Pragmatic Legalist and Behavioral Explanations of Supreme Court Decision Making 13 To What Extent Should We Be Looking Abroad for Guidance in Interpreting the United States Constitution? Part III: The Future 14 Liberal with a Twist: Queering Marriage 15 The Polite Thing to Do Contributors Index
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