Dishonorable passions: sodomy laws in America, 1861-2003

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2008.
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A history of the government's regulation of sexual behavior traces the historical purposes behind the prohibition against sodomy in early America and continues with a discussion of how the law was referenced in different contexts in later years, covering such topics as the McCarthy era, the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and the 2003 Supreme Court decision to decriminalize private sex between consenting adults. 20,000 first printing.
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table_of_contents American body politics and the crime against nature, 1861-81 -- From the sodomite to the homosexual, 1881-1935 -- The anti-homosexual Kulturkampf, 1935-61 -- The case(s) against the crime against nature, 1935-61 -- Homo equality and sodomy reform, 1961-69 -- The crime against nature after Stonewall, 1969-75 -- Gay civil rights and a new politics of preservation, 1975-86 -- The crime against nature on trial, Bowers v. Hardwick,1986 -- The Lambda-ACLU campaign to overrule Bowers, 1986-2003 -- Sodomy law at the Alamo, Lawrence v. Texas, 2003 -- State regulation of sexuality after Lawrence v. Texas, 2003-05 -- Beyond Whitman and Comstock: Bowers and Hardwick revisited.
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title Dishonorable passions : sodomy laws in America, 1861-2003
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