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Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Robert Wintemute


‘Lesbian and gay rights are human rights!’ Is this just a political slogan to be chanted outside legislatures? Or are there legal arguments to support the claim that the right to be free from sexual orientation discrimination is a human right? In particular, can national constitutions or international human rights treaties be interpreted as prohibiting discrimination against same-sex activity, gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals, and same-sex couples? This book attempts to answer these questions by examining three of the most commonly used arguments in favour of such an interpretation: sexu ... More

Keywords: sexual orientation discrimination, human rights, gay rights, sex discrimination, United States, Europe, Canada, United Nations, same-sex couples

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198264880
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Wintemute, author
University of Warsaw

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