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Published: 07 February 2013

352 Pages | 25 hts


ISBN: 9780199754236

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How Sex Became a Civil Liberty

Leigh Ann Wheeler

  • First book to demonstrate the centrality of the ACLU to establishing a constitutional basis for sexual rights that came to dominate American popular culture.
  • Shows how creative individuals wrote sexual rights into the U.S. Constitution, a document that made no mention of them.
  • Discusses ongoing debates over gay rights, gay marriage, sex education, birth control, abortion, pornography, compulsory sterilization, rape, and sexual harassment .
  • Coincides with the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (January 2013).