To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
» Federal/General Titles
Estate planning for same-sex couples
By Burda, Joan M. American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division. 2nd ed. c2012.
Burda, a gay attorney, cares deeply about and writes extensively on the issues confronting the LGBT community. In the introduction, she notes that "LGBT clients are the only ones whose legal status and legal rights are dependent on where they live, visit or travel." This book provides insight, discussion, and estate planning forms to assist the lawyer in crafting documents that provide gay clients some measure of control over their estate planning.
KF 750 B87
Flagrant conduct : The story of Lawrence v. Texas : how a bedroom arrest decriminalized gay Americans
By Carpenter, Dale. W.W. Norton & Company. , ©2012.
This title takes an in-depth look at Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark Supreme Court decision that invalidated the last of America’s existing sodomy laws. Through extensive interviews with key figures, the author reveals new details about the case and charts the differing legal strategies of both sides.
KF 224 L39 C37
Gay, lesbian, and transgender clients : A lawyer's guide
By Burda, Joan M. ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division. c2008.
A good overview of the unique issues faced by same sex and transgender clients.
KF 337.5 G38 B87
Making it legal : A guide to same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships & civil unions
By Hertz, Frederick. Nolo. 2nd ed. 2011.
"A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the past, present and future of same-sex relationships in America. The new edition reflects changes in state law across the country and projects future changes." - publisher's description
Note: A newer edition of this title is available electronically.
KF 539 H475
The rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people : The authoritative ACLU guide to a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person's rights
By Hunter, Nan D. Southern Illinois University Press. 4th ed. 2004.
"In its fourth edition, this fully revised and updated survey covers the rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people under present law, specifically in regard to freedom of speech and association, employment, housing, the military, family and parenting, and HIV disease. Utilizing an accessible question-and-answer format and nontechnical language, The Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender People provides an overview for understanding both the general themes in legal doctrine and the way in which individuals can begin the process of asserting rights provided by the law. First published in 1975, the volume has evolved in structure and content over the past three decades in accordance with changes in the laws it describes. The inclusion of legal issues regarding bisexuals and transgender people in this edition emphasizes the importance of recognizing specificity and difference within the gay community, particularly due to the strong link betwe…
Table of contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip043/2003010471.html
KF 4754.5 Z9 H86
Sexual orientation and the law
Latest received: 2017-18. West. c2012-.
This is a "comprehensive legal treatise dedicated to the concerns of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and others who form alternative families or conduct lives outside societal 'norms' regarding gender or sexuality." Some of the subjects discussed include legal issues in relation to family and property, civil rights and discrimination, criminal law, and HIV/AIDS. Includes a table of cases and a table of laws and rules.
KF 4754 S493
Sexual orientation, gender identity, and the constitution
Latest received:SUPP. 2013-14. By Nicolas, Peter. Carolina Academic Press. c2013.
Professor Nicholas designed this text to “teach students all of the procedural and substantive aspects of constitutional litigation regarding the rights of sexual minorities.” The author found constitutional law texts did not include in-depth discussion of the rights of sexual minorities and gender law titles did not cover the constitutional and procedural law aspects fully. We are seeing an increase in the practice aids being written for the attorney assisting GLBT clients in specific areas of law. This publication provides an interesting overview of the constitutional protections for these individuals.
KF 4754.5 N53
Transgender persons and the law
By Howell, Ally Windsor. American Bar Association. .
There are very few books written focusing on the legal needs of transgender persons. The volume begins with an explanation of what it means to be a transgender person and the unique legal issues that may arise. Chapters are devoted to practice aspects such as identification documents, public facilities, immigration, and employment issues. Other chapters cover health care and personal safety. There are state law appendices on identification documents, driver's licenses laws, and marriage. Other appendices provide city and county level nondiscrimination ordinances. An accompanying CD provides forms for name and birth certificate changes.
KF 4754.5 H69