Bantley, Kathleen A.
May 2008
Albany Law Review;2008, Vol. 71 Issue 2, p545
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the impact that judicial decisions and legislative acts increasing the rights of gays and lesbians in the U.S. have on hate crimes and examines the historical treatment of gays and lesbians and anti-gay violence. Homosexuals have not been treated well in the past. This poor treatment has come from all sides: from private citizens, and from federal, state, and local governments. By eliminating the heterosexist policies and legislation, the public can examine the influence these policies have on hate attacks.


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