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

Dwyer, A ORCID: 0000-0001-5152-7222 and Rundle, O ORCID: 0000-0002-1297-9688 2019 , 'Made wrong, excluded, and ignored: introduction to a special issue on lesbians and the law' , Journal of Lesbian Studies, vol. 23, no. 3 , 295–305 , doi: 10.1080/10894160.2019.1597606.

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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 Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Dwyer, A and Rundle, O
Keywords: lesbians, law, discrimination, sexuality
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1540-3548
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/10894160.2019.1597606
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Copyright 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

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