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Call # KF4754.5 .R5 2004
Author Hunter, Nan D
Title The rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people : the authoritative ACLU guide to a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person's rights / Nan D. Hunter, Courtney G. Joslin, Sharon M. McGowan
Imprint Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2004
Edition 4th ed
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Descript. xvii, 218 p. ; 23 cm
Series An American Civil Liberties Union handbook
Summary/Abstract "Though not a substitute for legal counsel, The Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender People is a useful starting point for people facing discrimination or legal uncertainty and helps readers navigate the turbulent and constantly changing waters of the laws regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. In setting forth LGBT rights law and suggesting how these rights can be protected and asserted, the volume is ultimately about the value of diversity and dissent. 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."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Gay rights -- United States
Homosexuality -- Law and legislation -- United States
Bisexuals -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Transsexuals -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Alt Author Joslin, Courtney G., 1971-
McGowan, Sharon M., 1974-
OCLC # 52203114
Table of Contents
 Introduction to the ACLU Handbook Series / Eve Cary 
Pt. 1Sexual Orientation and the State 
IExpression: The Right Not to Be Silent3
IICriminal Law17
IIIGovernment Employees35
IVThe Military48
Pt. 2Civil Rights in the Private Sector 
VIEmployment in the Private Sector73
VIIHousing and Credit87
VIIIPublic Accommodations101
Pt. 3Families and Schools 
Pt. 4Specialized Issues 
XIITransgender People171
XIIIPeople with HIV/AIDS192
App: ANational and Regional LGBT Legal Groups207
App. BAn Introduction to Law and the Legal System210