The politics of gay rights / edited by Craig A. Rimmerman, Kenneth D. Wald, and Clyde Wilcox

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Subjects: Gay rights--United States
Homosexuality--Political aspects--United States
Religion and politics--United States
United States--Politics and government--1989-
United States--Social conditions--1980-
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000
Series: Chicago series on sexuality, history, and society
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: xvi, 460 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Contributors
Preface
1. The Context of Gay Politics / Kenneth D. Wald 1
2. Cycles of Change, Questions of Strategy: The Gay and Lesbian Movement after Fifty Years / John D'Emilio 31
3. Beyond Political Mainstreaming: Reflections on Lesbian and Gay Organizations and the Grassroots / Craig A. Rimmerman 54
4. Where Rhetoric Meets Reality: The Role of Black Lesbians and Gays in "Queer" Politics / Keith O. Boykin 79
5. Lesbian and Gay Policy Priorities: Commonality and Difference / Jean Reith Schroedel, Pamela Fiber 97
6. Antigay: Varieties of Opposition to Gay Rights / John C. Green 121
7. The Gay Agenda Is the Devil's Agenda: The Christian Right's Vision and the Role of the State / Didi Herman 139
8. Direct Democracy and Gay Rights Initiatives after Romer / Todd Donovan, Jim Wenzel, Shaun Bowler 161
9. DOMA and ENDA: Congress Votes on Gay Rights / Gregory B. Lewis, Jonathan L. Edelson 193
10. Gays and AIDS: Democratizing Disease? / Mark Carl Rom 217
11. Sexuality and Military Service / Francine D'Amico 249
12. The Politics of Gay Rights at the Local and State Level / James W. Button, Barbara A. Rienzo, Kenneth D. Wald 269
13. Lesbian and Gay Politics in the States: Interest Groups, Electoral Politics, and Policy / Donald P. Haider-Markel 290
14. Gay and Lesbian Issues in the Congressional Arena / Colton C. Campbell, Roger H. Davidson 347
15. Sex and the Supreme Court: Gays, Lesbians, and Justice / Sarah E. Brewer, David Kaib, Karen O'Connor 377
16. Gay Rights in the Public Sphere: Public Opinion on Gay and Lesbian Equality / Clyde Wilcox, Robin Wolpert 409
Index 433
Additional Authors: Rimmerman, Craig A
Wald, Kenneth D
Wilcox, Clyde, 1953-
Notes: LCCN: 99055589
ISBN: 0226719987 (cloth)
ISBN: 0226719995 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Cycles of change, questions of strategy / John D'Emilio -- Beyond political mainstreaming / Craig A. Rimmerman -- Where rhetoric meets reality / Keith O. Boykin -- Lesbian and gay policy priorities / Jean Reith Schroedel and Pamela Fiber -- Antigay / John C. Green -- The gay agenda is the devil's agenda / Didi Herman -- Direct democracy and gay rights initiatives after Romer / Todd Donovan, Jim Wenzel, and Shaun Bowler -- DOMA and ENDA / Gregory B. Lewis and Jonathan L. Edelson -- Gays and AIDS / Mark Carl Rom -- Sex/uality and military service / Francine D'Amico -- The politics of gay rights at the local and state level / James W. Button, Barbara A. Rienzo and Kenneth D. Wald -- Lesbian and gay politics in the states / Donald P. Haider-Markel -- Gay and lesbian issues in the congressional arena / Colton C. Campbell and Roger H. Davidson -- Sex and the Supreme Court / Sarah E. Brewer, David Kaid and Karen O'Connor -- Gay rights in the public sphere / Clyde Wilcox and Robin Wolpert
OCLC Number: 42736400
ISBN/ISSN: 0226719987
0226719995