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Author Carpenter, Dale, 1966-

Title Flagrant conduct : the story of Lawrence v. Texas : how a bedroom arrest decriminalized gay Americans / Dale Carpenter

Publ Info New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2012]
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2012]
Edition First edition
 CCRI-Warwick  KF224.L39 C37 2012    AVAILABLE
 RIC  KF224.L39 C37 2012    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  KF224.L39 C37 2012    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  KF224.L39 C37 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript xv, 345 pages : illustrations , [8] pages of plates ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents A crime of deep malignity -- The city and the cause -- The defendants and the troublemaker -- The department and the deputies -- The intrusion -- Uncivil disobedience -- A probable explanation for an improbable case -- The homosexual status law -- From the jail to the bar -- From the gay bar to the bar -- Into the Texas courts -- The constitutional case takes shape -- The politics of law -- The constitutional mainstream -- Mismatch at the Supreme Court -- Respect for their private lives -- Epilogue : sweet land of liberty
Note Provides a detailed legal history and examines the motives of all players involved with the landmark Supreme Court gay rights case that protected consenting adults' rights, regardless of sexual preference, in the bedroom
LC subject Lawrence, John Geddes -- Trials, litigation, etc
Trials (Sodomy) -- Texas
Homosexuality -- Law and legislation -- Texas -- Criminal provisions
Gays -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Gay rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Texas -- Trials, litigation, etc
Alt Title Story of Lawrence v. Texas
Story of Lawrence versus Texas
ISBN 9780393062083