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The last acceptable prejudice: an overview of LGBT social and criminal injustice issues within the USA

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Abstract:

The intolerance of, and discrimination against, gays and lesbians is not a new concept. Yet, as many parts of the world have begun to socially and legally recognize gay rights, in many ways, the USA has lagged behind. An overview of past and present lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender social and criminal justice within the USA are presented. Also, specific recommendations are made for the future in an effort to put an end to this last acceptable prejudice.

Keywords: bisexual; criminal justice system; current issues; gay; law enforcement; lesbian; social justice; transgender

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10282580.2012.734564

Affiliations: Department of Law and Justice,Central Washington University (CWU), 400 E. University WayEllensburg,WA,98926-7580, USA

Publication date: December 1, 2012

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