The politics of gay rights /

The politics of gay rights / edited by Craig A. Rimmerman, Kenneth D. Wald, and Clyde Wilcox. - Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000. - xvi, 460 p. ; 24 cm. - The Chicago series on sexuality, history, and society .

Brief bio-bibliographical notes on contributors: p. ix-xiii.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The context of gay politics / Cycles of change, questions of strategy: the gay and lesbian movement after fifty years / Beyond political mainstreaming: reflections on lesbian and gay organizations and the grassroots / Where rhetoric meets reality: the role of black lesbians and gays in "queer" politics / Lesbian and gay policy priorities: commonality and difference / Antigay: varieties of opposition to gay rights / The gay agenda is the devil's agenda: the Christian right's vision and the role of the state / Direct democracy and gay rights initiatives after Romer / DOMA and ENDA: Congress votes on gay rights / Gays and AIDS: democratizing disease? / Sex/uality and military service / The politics of gay rights at the local and state level / Lesbian and gay politics in the states: interest groups, electoral politics, and policy / Gay and lesbian issues in the congressional arena / Sex and the Supreme Court: gays, lesbians, and justice / Gay rights in the public sphere: public opinion on gay and lesbian equality / Kenneth D. Wald -- John D'Emilio -- Craig A. Rimmerman -- Keith O. Boykin -- Jean Reith Schroedel, Pamela Fiber -- John C. Green -- Didi Herman -- Todd Donovan, Jim Wenzel, Shaun Bowler -- Gregory B. Lewis, Jonathan L. Edelson -- Mark Carl Rom -- Francine D'Amico -- James W. Button, Barbara A. Rienzo, Kenneth D. Wald -- Donald P. Haider-Markel -- Colton C. Campbell, Roger H. Davidson -- Sarah E. Brewer, David Kaib, Karen O'Connor -- Clyde Wilcox, Robin Wolpert. I. The Gay Movement. II. The Opposition. III. The Issues. IV. The Arenas.

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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-

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