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Par Constance Backhouse, Nancy Backhouse. 2004
In 1922, Elizabeth Bethune Campbell, a Toronto-born socialite, began a fourteen-year-battle with the Ontario legal establishment over her mother's will,…and to prove that her uncle had stolen funds from her mother's estate. In 1930, as a non-lawyer and Canadian, she argued her case before the Privy Council in London - the first woman to do so. This is an annotated reprint of her self-published account of her campaign. 2004.
Par Peter James McCormick. 2000
Until 1949, court decisions in Canada were open to Britain for appeal. Since then, the Supreme Court has emerged as…a powerful Canadian institution. The author tells the story of how the Court evolved and describes many of the well-known personalities who have sat on the bench. He also provides a portrait of the major events and daily life of the Court over the last five decades of the 20th century. 2000.
Par Tom Monte, Elliot Tiber. 2009
This is the extraordinary, behind-the-scenes tale of how Woodstock went from a pipe dream to the most iconic rock concert…of all time. Elliot Tiber, then known as Eliyahu Teichberg, was a budding painter in the 1960s. He also happened to be head of his local chamber of commerce--and owner of the yearly permit to hold summer music concerts. The rest, as they say, is history. 2009.
Par David W Shannon. 2007
The right to dignity for all is explicitly recognized in Canadian law; in practice a variety of individuals and groups…have been excluded from the concern and respect that their nature as persons demands. Prominent among these excluded groups are members of the disabled community, who are marginalized by a society that regularly neglects to recognize their needs, capacities, and merits as individuals. Shannon identifies the social and attitudinal barriers still present in Canadian society today, and cites the factors needed to reverse the process of exclusion. 2007.
Par Kathleen Ann Lahey, Kevin Alderson. 2004
Describes both the experiences of same-sex couples who have been able to marry, and the stories behind the scenes that…explain how the legal battle was won. Using legal history and interviews, the authors investigate the two sides of this process. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2004.
Saving Alex: when I was fifteen I told my Mormon parents I was gay, and that's when my nightmare began
Par Joanna Brooks, Alex Cooper. 2016
Two days after Alex Cooper told her parents that she was gay, they took their fifteen-year-old daughter to Utah, where…they signed over their parental rights to a group of fellow Mormons who promised to "cure" Alex. For eight harrowing months, Alex was held captive in an unlicensed "residential treatment program," a virtual gulag where thousands of American teenagers have been sent by fundamentalist parents. Forbidden from attending school, Alex was beaten and verbally abused, and forced to stand facing a wall for up to eighteen hours a day wearing a heavy backpack full of rocks that literally broke her back. "God's plan does not apply to gay people," her captors told her, using faith as a cudgel to punish and terrorize her. With the help of a dedicated legal team in Salt Lake City, Alex would eventually escape and make legal history in Utah by winning the right to live under the law's protection as an openly gay teenager. 2016.
Par Jack Batten. 1984
Traces Robinette's career from his beginnings as a litigation lawyer, to his successes as a civil lawyer in cases involving…such corporate giants as E.P. Taylor, and his participation in the new Canadian constitution. c1984.
Par Rita Mae Brown. 1997
Autobiography of the openly lesbian novelist who has co-authored mysteries with her cat, Sneaky Pie. Describes her illegitimate birth, adoption…by relatives, and southern childhood; how she became an advocate for women's rights; and her relationships with tennis star Martina Navratilova and author Fannie Flagg. Some strong language. c1997.
Par Sarah Prager. 2017
A LGBTQ chronicle for teens shares hip, engaging facts about 23 influential gender-ambiguous notables from the era of the Roman…Empire to the present, exploring how they defied convention to promote civil rights, pursue relationships on their own terms and shape culture. For junior and senior high readers. 2017.
Par Alex MacDonald. 1999
Macdonald, a former British Columbia attorney general, argues that natural justice is being thwarted in Canada's courts. Clogged courtrooms, procedural…wrangling and ill-considered legislation, such as the Young Offender's Act, are causing criminals to go free as lawyers jockey for victory instead of justice. Macdonald offers his solutions to these problems in his sometimes humourously written, politically neutral book. 1999.
Par Thomas R Berger. 2002
Tom Berger is best known for championing aboriginal rights, including early advocacy work that led to the precedent-setting Nisga'a Accord,…but he has also often represented those not well served by the legal and legislative status quo. In a career that spans four decades, Berger has taken on the challenge of many controversial cases in order to test or transform the application of justice within the law. c2002.
Par Sylvain Larocque. 2005
Certains l'ont vu comme le plus important débat social de notre époque, c'est en tout cas une question déchirante, sur…laquelle ont d se pencher la plupart des pays occidentaux. Ce livre raconte l'histoire inédite du mariage gai au Canada : la bataille des arguments juridiques et politiques, les stratégies secrètes et surtout les jeux de coulisses qui ont conduit à cette nouvelle avancée des droits de la personne. 2006.
Par Elspeth Cameron. 1997
Elspeth Cameron, a literary biographer, shares her journey from an unhappy marriage to the realization that she is a lesbian.…Along the way she must deal with her own confused feelings and the reactions of her friends and family to her decision. Some descriptions of sex. c1997.
Par David Aretha. 2010
Only after his assassination did America truly begin to understand Milk's impact on the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and…transgender people. Documents his life from his birth on Long Island, to his struggle for an identity, through his calling as a gay-rights activist and politician in San Francisco. For junior high readers. Some descriptions of sex and violence. 2010.
Par Lillian Faderman. 2003
Faderman is known as the foremother of gay and lesbian studies, yet few would suspect she was the illegitimate child…of a guilt-obsessed single mother, that she tried to please her mom by becoming a movie star, or that she worked her way through college as a stripper. Faderman's mother and aunt left Latvia in 1923 to work in New York and send back money to their family, but neither could save their loved ones from Hitler's Holocaust, which tormented Faderman's mother endlessly. Trying to make her life meaningful and redeem her mother's suffering, Faderman eventually entered the University of California at Berkeley, ultimately achieving a Ph.D., a baby, a lover, and becoming a groundbreaking scholar of gay and lesbian studies. Some strong language and descriptions of violence, descriptions of sex. 2003.
Par Farley Mowat. 1985
In 1985, when Mowat tried to enter the United States for a book promotion tour, he was barred by the…McCarran Act, a 1952 law enacted during the McCarthy era. This book, told with outraged but good humour, describes Mowat's fight against the ban. 1985.
Les juges, quand éclatent les mythes: une radiographie de la crise (Collection Partis Pris Actuels #Vol. 3)
Par Rodolphe Morissette. 1994
Un reporter judiciaire livre ici une analyse pénétrante de la crise qui secoue la magistrature au Québec. Jamais a-t-on vu,…au cours de la dernière décennie, autant de mythes entourant la magistrature tomber les uns après les autres. Une suite d'affaires récentes touchant les juges et la gestion des tribunaux a provoqué de vives réactions dans l'opinion publique. Quel rôle jouent les médias dans ce phénomène? "La saison de la chasse aux juges est ouverte" s'exclamait l'honorable André Brossard. Qui sont donc nos juges? De quels groupes d'intérêts sont-ils issus? Comment sont-ils désignés? Quel régime de sanctions encadre leur conduite? Voilà autant de questions auxquelles l'auteur fournit des explications sobres. 1994.
Par James Hart. 2017
This is Jim Hart's story: how he survived a violent childhood home, how he overcame obsessive dependencies, and how he…finally found the strength to be his true self. A master at building relationships, Jim is charming, funny, and a great listener. His success in life and business was based on his ability to connect with others, from people recovering in 12-step groups in Upstate New York to those living in the rarefied air of Martha's Vineyard. But after more than twenty years of being sober, one slip-up triggered an active addiction that threatened his relationships with his then-wife, singer-songwriter Carly Simon, his recovery friends, his severely disabled son, and--as he began to confront his own sexuality--even with himself. With profound clarity and thoughtful language, Jim weaves together the beautiful and all-too-often heartbreaking events of his life into an inspiring tale of bravery, healing, and above all, love. 2017.
Par Jim Obergefell, Debbie Cenziper. 2016
In June 2015, the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law in all fifty states in a decision as groundbreaking…as Roe v Wade and Brown v Board of Education. Through insider accounts and access to key players, this definitive account reveals the dramatic and previously unreported events behind Obergefell v Hodges and the lives at its centre. This is a story of law and love--and a promise made to a dying man who wanted to know how he would be remembered. 2016.
Par Daniel Cordier. 2014
Récit des années de jeunesse de l'auteur, dans un internat religieux à Arcachon. Découvrant son homosexualité, Daniel vit dans la…culpabilité, persuadé d'être en état de péché. Déchiré entre la désapprobation sociale, la peur de la damnation et sa passion pour David, il parvient à se faire renvoyer du collège. 2014.