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Created Equal: Why Gay Rights Matter to America

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Why should Americans who are not gay care about gay rights? In Created Equal, Michael Nava and Robert Dawidoff argue that the movement for gay equality is central to the continuing defense of individual liberty in America. Beginning with an examination of the determined assault on gay issues by the religious right, the authors show how this sectarian movement to legislate ...more
Paperback, 167 pages
Published January 15th 1995 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1994)
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Common sense, well written, and methodical, highly recommended if you are writing about gay rights. In 2013, it seems a little dated, written as it was nine years before Lawrence v. Texas, until you remember that one or two wrong turns in elections and all recent gains are at risk. If you don't think a study and awareness of the reasons for gay rights is still necessary, look at all the years the government spent spying on gays and lesbians for no other reason than they were gays and lesbians. K ...more
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Michael Nava is the author of a groundbreaking series of seven novels featuring a gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios. Nava is a six-time recipient of the Lambda Literary Award in the mystery category, as well as the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award for gay and lesbian literature.

He is currently at work on a series of historical novels set in Mexico, the Arizona-Mexican border
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