Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003

Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003

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From the Pentagon to the wedding chapel, there are few issues more controversial today than gay rights. As William Eskridge persuasively demonstrates in Dishonorable Passions, there is nothing new about this political and legal obsession. The American colonies and the early states prohibited sodomy as the crime against nature, but rarely punished such conduct if it took place behind closed doors. By the twentieth century, America’s emerging regulatory state targeted… (more)

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Publisher: Viking Adult (May 01, 2008)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 528 pages

File size: 2.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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