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Author Ronner, Amy D.

Title Homophobia and the law / Amy D. Ronner
Edition First edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2005]
copyright 2005
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Description 1 online resource ( xii, 229pages)
Series The law and public policy
Law and public policy.
Contents Introduction : making sense out of it -- Love -- Children -- Work -- Death -- Conclusion : making hope out of it
Summary "Homophobia has been defined as "an irrationally negative attitude toward [homosexuals]" that can manifest itself in harassment, verbal abuse, and even outright violence. Despite recent changes, like the legal recognition of same-sex marriage in Canada and Massachusetts, homophobic attitudes still pervade both legislative and judicial decisions, denying rights on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. This book undertakes in-depth analysis of judicial reasoning to show how courts can, by stripping gay men and lesbians of choices, reward invisibility. The book, however, is not intended to be just a bleak critique. To the contrary, it seeks to foster change and offer alternatives for those interested in avoiding stereotypes and helping the oppressed achieve a more fulfilling life"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Homosexuality -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Phobic Disorders.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1591472075 print