The Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender People (Rights of Lesbians & Gay Men: The Basic ACLU Guide to a Gay Person's Rights)
- Publish Date: 2004-02-05
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Nan D Hunter;Courtney G Joslin;Sharon M Mcgowan
A completely revised edition of the authoritative ACLU guide to LGBT rights
In its fourth edition, this fully revised and updated survey covers the rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people under present law, specifically in regard to freedom of speech and association, employment, housing, the military, family and parenting, and HIV disease.
Utilizing an accessible question-and-answer format and nontechnical language, The Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender People provides an overview for understanding both the general themes in legal doctrine and the way in which individuals can begin the process of asserting rights provided by the law.
First published in 1975, the volume has evolved in structure and content over the past three decades in accordance with changes in the laws it describes. The inclusion of legal issues regarding bisexuals and transgender people in this edition emphasizes the importance of recognizing specificity and difference within the gay community, particularly due to the strong link between sexual orientation and transgender issues.
New to this edition are two appendixes that include contact information for national and regional LGBT legal groups, an overview of the legal system to explain some of the terms and concepts that appear throughout the book, and a summary of highlights of the law state by state.