TITLE

JUDICIAL ACTIVISM AND PROGRESSIVE LEGISLATION: A STEP TOWARDS DECREASING HATE ATTACKS

AUTHOR(S)
Bantley, Kathleen A.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;2008, Vol. 71 Issue 2, p545
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
32781626

 

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