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Susan Gluck Mezey is professor of political science at Loyola University Chicago. She is the author of six books, including Disabling Interpretations: Judicial Implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (2005) and Elusive Equality: Women's Rights, Public Policy, and the Law (2003).
Chapter 1 Acknowledgements
Chapter 2 Table of Cases
Chapter 3 Introduction
Chapter 4 1. Forging Gay Rights Activism
Chapter 5 2. Litigating Equality and Privacy Rights
Chapter 6 3. Struggling over Same Sex Marriage
Chapter 7 4. Contesting Inequality in the Military
Chapter 8 5. Challenging Employment Discrimination
Chapter 9 Conclusion
Queers in Court is a meticulously researched survey of gay rights cases in state and federal courts over the last fifty years. Susan Gluck Mezey provides a comprehensive and richly detailed reference that is indispensable to understanding the interplay in American policymaking among judges, other legal and political elites, and public opinion. A truly enlightening book....
— Daniel R. Pinello, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
I learned a lot from reading Queers in Court, and expect to consult it many times. The book is must reading for students of gay and lesbian politics, but it will also be useful for anyone interested in social movements in the American courts. It provides that rare balance of a broad perspective that still includes all of the details specialists require....
— Clyde Wilcox, Georgetown University
Queers in Court provides a nuanced historical survey that builds on the already-rich scholarly analysis of U.S. judicial rulings on sexual diversity. Susan Gluck Mezey?s background in the exploration of rights litigation by other traditionally-marginalized groups allows her to draw parallels to other struggles without ignoring the distinctive features of queer claims. She also punctures some of the myths about American judicial ?activism?—pointing to the recurrent restraint of federal courts and ofmost state courts. This is a healthy response to both overly-optimistic litigants and highly-selective critics who don't want to believe that there are any LGBT claims that have popular support...
— David Rayside
I view the book as a welcome addition to a library supporting gay rights research and believe it would be useful to a broader audience of other scholars, activists, and advocates.....
— Sharon Whitney
A valuable resource for attorneys and scholars.
• Winner, Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2007