Courts, Liberalism, and Rights: Gay Law and Politics in the United States and Canada

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Index
Abella, Roaslie, 184
abortion, 79–80, 90
Adams, John, 49
Adarand Constuctors v. Pena (1995), 171
adoption rights, 30, 130, 135
adultery, 65
affirmative action, 61, 171
AIDS/HIV, 40, 57, 81, 102, 107, 141
Ajello, Edith, 96
Alaska, 125–29, 162
Allen, Diane, 150
Alliance for Marriage, 150
Alliance Party (Canada), 169, 179–80, 183, 184
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 21, 71, 75, 101, 128; and same-sex marriage, 107, 108, 112, 160; and sodomy laws, 95
American Law Institute (ALI), 67–68, 75, 93–94, 98, 103; and Model Penal Code, 22, 64, 66, 68–69, 70, 78
Amestoy, Jeffrey, 132–35, 138
Andersen, Ellen, 10, 102
Anderson, John S., 91–92
Andrews v. Law Society of British Columbia (1989), 173–74
antidiscrimination laws, 52–53, 55–56, 58, 60, 90, 116; in Canada, 172–73, 175; and gay rights litigation, 105; in Hawaii, 109, 113; in New York, 152; in Oregon, 158; in Vermont, 130. See also discrimination
antimiscegenation laws, 111, 161, 172. See also interracial marriage; race
Arizona, 96, 97, 160–62
Arkansas, 93–94
arrogance, 128, 137, 180; liberalism and, 35–36, 46–47, 138
Atiyah, Patricia, 2
Atkins, Kenneth, 192–93
Backer, Larry Cata, 68–69
Baehr, Nina, 107
Baehr v. Lewin (1993), 90, 107–15, 135, 147, 153, 155; litigation of, 107–12, 118, 121–22; political reaction to, 112–15. See also Hawaii; same-sex marriage
Baer, Judith, 44
Bakan, Joel, 12, 48, 165, 168
Baker v. Nelson (1971), 105
Baker v. State of Vermont (1998), 130–43, 147, 157, 160, 193–94; litigation of, 130–35; political reaction to, 135–43, 152. See also same-sex marriage
Ball, Carlos, 45
Basic Rights Oregon (BRO), 156, 158
Baum, Lawrence, 30
Bearden, Frank, 157, 159
Beasley, Dorothy Toth, 70
Bellow, Saul, 57
Benson, Craig, 135, 142
Bentham, Jeremy, 3
Berlin, Isaiah, 34–35, 36
Bickel, Alexander, 11
Bill C-23 (Modernization of Benefits and Obligations Act), 179–81
Bill of Rights (Canada), 167–68
Bill of Rights (U.S.), 50, 170, 186
Binnie, William, 177
Birmingham, Thomas, 145
Blackmun, Harry, 23–25, 44
Blackstone, William, 91
Blair, Robert, 182
Blasius, Mark, 39–42
Bloc Quebecois (Canada), 172, 178, 179, 184 blood relatives, 138, 142. See also same-sex marriage laws
Bloom, Allan, 58
Bogard, David, 93
Bogart, A. E., 170
Bonauto, Mary, 131, 146
Boutilier v. INS (1967), 22–23, 24
Bowers v. Hardwick (1986), 1, 28–29, 83, 102, 176; and Campbell case, 75; and Lawrence case, 98, 99; and Powell case, 85; and privacy, 23, 24–25, 44, 67, 71; and public opinion, 100, 191; and State v. Lopes, 96
Boxer, Barbara, 116
Bradley, Bill, 190
Brandeis, Louis, 23, 84
Brause, Jay, 125–27
Breese v. Smith (1972), 126
Brennan, William, 24, 31, 72

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • 1: Introduction 1
  • 2: U.S. Federal Courts and Gay Rights a History of Hesitancy 21
  • 3: Liberalism and Gay Politics 33
  • 4: Toward a Better Liberalism 49
  • 5: Sodomy Laws, Courts, and Liberalism 62
  • 6: Lessons from Continued Sodomy Adjudication 77
  • 7: Courts and Same-Sex Marriage in the United States 104
  • 8: Courts and Same-Sex Marriage in the United States 130
  • 9: Developments After Vermont 144
  • 10: Canada 165
  • 11: Courts, Social Change, and the Power of Legal Liberalism 187
  • 12: Conclusion 195
  • Notes 199
  • Index 247
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