In Queers in Court, Susan Gluck Mezey examines the contemporary battle for gay and lesbian rights in the United States, tracing the evolution of issues from same sex marriage and privacy rights to military service and employment discrimination. By combining analyses of nearly three hundred cases from both federal and state courts with detailed explorations of the paths these issues have taken through legislative and executive bodies, she provides the most comprehensive analysis of queer rights in law and policy to date.
Susan Gluck Mezey is professor of political science at Loyola University Chicago. She is the author of six books, including Disabling Interpretations: Judicial Implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (2005) and Elusive Equality: Women's Rights, Public Policy, and the Law (2003).
Chapter 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Table of Cases Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. Forging Gay Rights Activism Chapter 5 2. Litigating Equality and Privacy Rights Chapter 6 3. Struggling over Same Sex Marriage Chapter 7 4. Contesting Inequality in the Military Chapter 8 5. Challenging Employment Discrimination Chapter 9 Conclusion