Gay priori : a queer critical legal studies approach to law reform
- Libby Adler.
- Durham : Duke University Press, 2018.
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- 1 online resource (271 pages)
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- Adler, Libby S., author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Acknowledgments ix Introduction
- 1 Part I. LGBT Equal Rights Discourse
- 1. The Indeterminacy Trap
- 2. The LGBT Rights-Bearing Subject
- 3. Reformist Desire
- 100 Part II. A Step Off the Well-Lit Path
- 4. Bringing Legal Realism to Political Economy
- 5. Making the Distributive Turn
- 175 Conclusion
- 212 Notes
- 217 Bibliography
- 247 Index 259.
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In Gay Priori Libby Adler offers a comprehensive critique of mainstream LGBT legal agendas in the United States and a new direction for LGBT law reform. Adler shows how LGBT equal rights discourse drives legal advocates toward a narrow array of reform objectives-namely, same-sex marriage, antidiscrimination protections, and hate crimes statutes. This approach means that many legal issues that greatly impact the lives of the LGBT community's most marginalized members-especially those who are transgender, homeless, underage, or nonwhite-often go unnoticed. Such a narrow focus on equal rights also fixes and flattens LGBT identities, perpetuates the uneven distribution of resources such as safety, housing, health, and wealth, and limits the capacity for advocates to imagine change. To combat these effects, Adler calls for prioritizing the redistribution of resources in ways that focus on addressing low-profile legal conditions such as foster care and other issues that better meet the needs of LGBT people. Such a shift in perspective, Adler contends, will serve to open up a new world of reform possibilities that the law provides for.
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- Sexual minorities > Legal status, laws, etc. > United States.
- Gays > Legal status, laws, etc. > United States.
- Homosexuality > Law and legislation > United States.
- Law reform > United States.
- Sexual minorities > United States > Social conditions.
- Marginality, Social > Economic aspects > United States.
- Sexual minorities > Legal status, laws, etc.
- Gays > Legal status, laws, etc.
- Homosexuality > Law and legislation.
- Law reform.
- Marginality, Social > Economic aspects.
- United States.
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