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Gay And Lesbian Elders: History, Law, And Identity Politics In The United States, Nancy J. Knauer Dec 2009

Gay And Lesbian Elders: History, Law, And Identity Politics In The United States, Nancy J. Knauer

Nancy J. Knauer

The approximately two million gay and lesbian elders in the United States are an underserved and understudied population. At a time when gay men and lesbians enjoy an unprecedented degree of social acceptance and legal protection, many elders face the daily challenges of aging isolated from family, detached from the larger gay and lesbian community, and ignored by mainstream aging initiatives. Drawing on materials from law, history, and social theory, this book integrates practical proposals for reform with larger issues of sexuality and identity. Beginning with a summary of existing demographic data and offering a historical overview of pre-Stonewall views ...


September 11 Attacks And Surviving Same-Sex Partners: Defining Family Through Tragedy, Nancy J. Knauer Dec 2001

September 11 Attacks And Surviving Same-Sex Partners: Defining Family Through Tragedy, Nancy J. Knauer

Nancy J. Knauer

The September 11 relief efforts present a unique prism through which to view the status of same-sex relationships and to consider which families count when the United States is supposedly at its most generous, most united, and most injured. On a basic human level, would the nation grieve for Peggy Neff, who lost her partner of 18 years when Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, as it had for the widow of a fire fighter? Would Neff be eligible to file a claim with the multi-billion dollar federal September 11 Victim Compensation Fund, which Congress established to compensate victims and ...


"Simply So Different": The Uniquely Expressive Character Of The Openly Gay Individual After Boy Scouts V. Dale, Nancy J. Knauer Jan 2001

"Simply So Different": The Uniquely Expressive Character Of The Openly Gay Individual After Boy Scouts V. Dale, Nancy J. Knauer

Nancy J. Knauer

Boy Scouts v. Dale was uniformly considered a set back for gay rights. Undeniably, it was not a good result for James Dale or other openly gay individuals who would like to participate in the largest youth organization in the U.S. This Article views Boy Scouts v. Dale in a different light and suggests that the expressive character of the openly gay individual endorsed by the majority may signal an opportunity to argue for greater First Amendment protections. The majority recognized that a single avowal of homosexuality imbues the openly gay individual with a uniquely expressive character. Wherever he ...


Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.5, No.1 (March 2000), M. Lichtman Mar 2000

Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.5, No.1 (March 2000), M. Lichtman

Common Circle for Human Rights

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Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.4, No.6 (September-October 1999), M. Lichtman Sep 1999

Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.4, No.6 (September-October 1999), M. Lichtman

Common Circle for Human Rights

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Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.4, No.5 (March-April 1999), M. Lichtman Mar 1999

Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.4, No.5 (March-April 1999), M. Lichtman

Common Circle for Human Rights

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Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.3, No.4 (October-December [1998]), M. Lichtman Oct 1998

Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.3, No.4 (October-December [1998]), M. Lichtman

Common Circle for Human Rights

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Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.2, No.3 (August- September 1998), M. Lichtman Aug 1998

Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.2, No.3 (August- September 1998), M. Lichtman

Common Circle for Human Rights

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Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.2, No.1 (January-February 1998), M. Lichtman Jan 1998

Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.2, No.1 (January-February 1998), M. Lichtman

Common Circle for Human Rights

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Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.1, No.8 (September 1997), M. Lichtman Sep 1997

Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.1, No.8 (September 1997), M. Lichtman

Common Circle for Human Rights

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Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.1, No.7 (August 1997), M. Lichtman Aug 1997

Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.1, No.7 (August 1997), M. Lichtman

Common Circle for Human Rights

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Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.1, No.6 (July 1997), M. Lichtman Jul 1997

Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.1, No.6 (July 1997), M. Lichtman

Common Circle for Human Rights

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Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.1, No.5 (June 1997), M. Lichtman Jun 1997

Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.1, No.5 (June 1997), M. Lichtman

Common Circle for Human Rights

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Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.1, No.4 (May 1997), M. Lichtman May 1997

Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.1, No.4 (May 1997), M. Lichtman

Common Circle for Human Rights

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Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.1, No.3 (April 1997), M. Lichtman Apr 1997

Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.1, No.3 (April 1997), M. Lichtman

Common Circle for Human Rights

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Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.1, No.2 (March 1997), M. Lichtman Mar 1997

Common Circle For Human Rights, Vol.1, No.2 (March 1997), M. Lichtman

Common Circle for Human Rights

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Relativism, Reflective Equilibrium, And Justice, Justin Schwartz Jan 1997

Relativism, Reflective Equilibrium, And Justice, Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

THIS PAPER IS THE CO-WINNER OF THE FRED BERGER PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY OF LAW FOR THE 1999 AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE BEST PUBLISHED PAPER IN THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS.

The conflict between liberal legal theory and critical legal studies (CLS) is often framed as a matter of whether there is a theory of justice that the law should embody which all rational people could or must accept. In a divided society, the CLS critique of this view is overwhelming: there is no such justice that can command universal assent. But the liberal critique of CLS, that it degenerates into ...