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Sex and the constitution : sex, religion, and law from America's origins to the twenty-first century

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A renowned constitutional scholar traces the evolution of legal and moral codes that have attempted to legislate sexual behavior from the ancient world to today, citing the agitators, moralists, lawmakers and Supreme Court justices who have shaped some of the nation's most divisive sexual debates.

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Macedon Public Library 345.73 STO (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9780871404695
  • ISBN: 0871404699
  • Physical Description: xxxii, 668 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [539]-638) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The ancient world : the triumph of Augustine -- The power of revealed truth -- England, the enlightenment, and the age of eros -- From puritanism to the pursuit of happiness -- The world of the framers : a Christian nation? -- The fundamental maxims of free government -- The second great awakening -- Tending to corrupt the public morals -- Contraception and abortion : from the founding to the 1950s -- Strange freaks of nature -- Coming out -- Obscenity and the First Amendment : a corrupting and debasing influence -- The end of obscenity -- Sex and speech in the Twenty-First century -- The constitution and the contraception -- The road to Roe -- Roe and beyond -- The gay moment -- A right to retain their dignity -- Same-sex marriage and the constitution.
Summary, etc.:
A renowned constitutional scholar traces the evolution of legal and moral codes that have attempted to legislate sexual behavior from the ancient world to today, citing the agitators, moralists, lawmakers and Supreme Court justices who have shaped some of the nation's most divisive sexual debates.
Subject: Sex and law > United States > History.
Sexual rights > United States > History.
Sex > Religious aspects > Christianity.


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