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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Is Sexual Orientation an Immutable Status or a Fundamental Choice?

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Would recognition of sexual orientation as an ‘immutable status’ provide an effective solution to the problem of public sector discrimination against gays, lesbians, and bisexuals and same-sex ... More


Legality, Reciprocity, and the Criminal Law on Pitcairn

Guest Stephen

in Justice, Legality and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Pitcairn Prosecutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199568666
eISBN:
9780191721595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568666.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents some arguments in favour of the defendants in the case of Steven Raymond Christian & Others v The Queen. It addresses the issue of whether there was an ‘abuse of legality’ in ... More


The Right to Love

Barbara Alpern Engel

in Breaking the Ties That Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

During the reign of Tsar Alexander III, chancellery officials demonstrated an almost obsessive concern with the sexual behavior of wives. Although officials were exceedingly cautious in their ... More


The word on the street: Chaucer and the regulation of nuisance in post-plague London

Sarah Rees Jones

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter addresses writing about the street with a particular focus on the City of London between about 1385 and 1425. Using sources as diverse as the literary works of Chaucer and the ... More


Continuity and Change in American Sex-Crime Policy

in An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983578
eISBN:
9780226983592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Criminal justice policy toward adult sex offenders has a powerful influence on the policies used for younger offenders in both criminal and juvenile courts, for which reason policy toward adolescent ... More


The Juvenile Sex Offender

in An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983578
eISBN:
9780226983592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the measurement and meaning of sex crimes committed by children and adolescents in the United States. The starting point for this analysis is not arrest statistics or survey ... More


Introduction

Sacha M. Coupet and Ellen Marrus

in Children, Sexuality, and the Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723852
eISBN:
9780814724217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723852.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book attempts to move the discourse of children and sex farther by presenting a different framing of the topic. This new framing positions children not only as objects of protection but also ... More


Legalizing Homosexual Conduct

in Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter recounts the long and varied history of sodomy laws. The state used these laws to target same-sex consensual activity only relatively recently as part of an unprecedented repression of ... More


Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Lawrence Stone

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In Road to Divorce explored the different ways in which marriage took place, and analysed the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the legality of the institution in its various forms ... More


The Matter of Sex

Francis X. Hezel

in Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836610
eISBN:
9780824870652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836610.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the attitudes of Micronesians toward sex. In the past, the inner circle of the Micronesian family was not a place where young people, or even their parents, could talk easily ... More


Family and Welfare

Brian Harrison

in Seeking a Role: The United Kingdom 1951-1970

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199605132
eISBN:
9780191804618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605132.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter first considers changes in sexual attitudes and conduct, and a shift in the role of women. It then turns to changes in childhood and the evolution of public welfare and health, before ... More


Temporary virginity and the everyday body: Le Bone Florence of Rome and bourgeois self-making

Felicity Riddy

in Pulp Fictions of Medieval England: Essays in Popular Romance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063183
eISBN:
9781781700563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063183.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The earliest surviving representation of an English bourgeois family at prayer appears in a fifteenth-century book of hours, now known as the Bolton Hours, made for members of a York mercantile ... More


Becoming the AIDS Scribe

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts joins The San Francisco Chronicle as its first openly gay reporter on the newsroom staff. Hired to cover the “gay beat” in San Francisco, Shilts also is given general assignment stories. ... More


Family, Identity, and the Individual in India

Nandita Chaudhary and Shashi Shukla

in Psychology: Volume 2: Individual and the Social: Processes and Issues

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199498857
eISBN:
9780190990602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498857.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

As a universal social institution, the family has always attracted much academic interest in multiple areas of study. This chapter examines the theory of family and explores family life in India. In ... More


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