Book by Robson, Ruthann
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By putting lesbians at the core instead of in line behind gay men or feminists, Lesbian (Out) Law breaks new ground in enunciating a specific legal theory. Robson makes a convincing case that, in the absence of legal recognition and protection, lesbians living under the "rule of law" may find themselves in difficult circumstances or worse. They can be dismissed from the military or a job, denied custody of children, prevented from entering into contracts with a partner, and subjected to other forms of capricious treatment and discrimination. Robson sets out a theoretical base in a given area, then uses it to critique the current laws and corresponding cases and to assess strategies for achieving change. Readable, precise, and not bogged down in too much legal jargon, this book would be a valuable addition to libraries with good-sized lesbian/gay studies or legal collections.
- Lisa Nussbaum, Euclid P.L., Ohio
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Firebrand Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111563410133
Book Description Firebrand Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1563410133