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Made wrong, excluded, and ignored: introduction to a special issue on lesbians and the law


Dwyer, A and Rundle, O, Made wrong, excluded, and ignored: introduction to a special issue on lesbians and the law, Journal of Lesbian Studies, 23, (3) pp. 295-305. ISSN 1540-3548 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/10894160.2019.1597606


For some time now, the specific experiences that lesbians have with the law have been considerably overlooked. This is because there is a focus on how gay males have contact with the law, as gay males are the group whose same-sex intimacies are most often criminalized in legislative frameworks. It is rare for the same-sex intimacies of lesbians to be targeted explicitly in legislative frameworks. This special issue therefore focuses on how lesbians have contact with the law. It features articles focused on what the guest editors conceptualize as how lesbians are being made wrong, being excluded, and being ignored by the law, and each of these are outlined in further detail in this introduction. The articles highlight the relational nexus between lesbians and different frameworks, processes, rules, policies, institutions and applications of law, and the far-reaching impacts this nexus produces in the lives of lesbians around the world.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:lesbians, law, discrimination, sexuality
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Law and society and socio-legal research
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Dwyer, A (Dr Angela Dwyer)
UTAS Author:Rundle, O (Dr Olivia Rundle)
ID Code:132883
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2019-05-24
Last Modified:2020-08-21

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