Journals Higher Education

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18 February 2010

256 Pages

5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195305319


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From Disgust to Humanity

Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law

Martha C. Nussbaum

Inalienable Rights

  • Combining rigorous analysis of the leading constitutional cases with philosophical reflection about underlying concepts of privacy, respect, discrimination, and liberty
  • Argues that disgust has long been among the fundamental motivations of those who are fighting for legal discrimination against lesbian and gay citizens
  • Suggests that the politics of disgust must be confronted directly, for it contradicts the basic principle of the equality of all citizens under the law
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