This Article will take a look at these developments and will review the progress, stasis and backsliding of the movement for gay/lesbian civil rights, since (although not necessarily because of nor despite) the Supreme Court's decision of the Hardwick case. A review of all gay/lesbian rights cases decided since Hardwick is not contemplated here, even were such an enterprise practicable. Instead, this article attempts an exploration of some cases and situations in the layered social, psychological and political context in which these legal phenomena are occurring. The purpose is to determine what lessons we have learned in the years since Hardwick, and especially whether the legal system can be made more responsive to the cries of justice for sexual minority persons.
Mary C. Dunlap,
Gay Men and Lesbians Down by Law in the 1990's USA: The Continuing Toll of Bowers v. Hardwick, 24 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.