In which We see a Historians Historian serves up some reality about Teh actual oppression of homos whom the defendants think are going to take our children force all good xtians to be gay married !!! (btw, the transcription is quoted from the source so all mispellings and abbreviations are the authors - whom I assume was trying to type really fast. I did a spell check for u guz. it's a good read.
A Federal Court in San Francisco is reviewing the decision to uphold the infamous Proposition 8 in which Bush/Gore 2000 adversaries David Boies and Ted Olson team up
to defeat California's ban on same-sex marriages. FDL is covering the trial. [Posted yesterday on FDL
By: Teddy Partridge
Tuesday January 12, 2010 2:16 pm]
We resume the trial this afternoon with the plaintiffs’ case. Another expert witness, a professor named George Chauncey, is scheduled to testify for the plaintiffs.Walker:
We’ll soon be ready for our next witness. In the meantime, with regard to the broadcasting proposal, ALL the responses have been stored in the jury room for counsel inspection. Except for the group responses which I won’t display because of their numerocity.Boies
says that the SF CIty Attorney, Assistant Attorney Teresa Stewart,
will conduct the examination of Dr George Chauncey.
(Being sworn, giving and spelling name) BA, MA, MF, and PhD One year professorships at Rutgers and NYU, and fourteen years at UChicgo, three years ago moved to Yale, teaches AmStudiesTwo Books: Gay New York; Why Marry; and contributor to collections.
Also working on a book on post-war gay culture and politics More than a dozen articles and many conferences and papers at Am Studies Association, American Historical Assoc. Awards: Gay New York, best dissertation in American History, and best history dissertation. Best book in history, LA Times book prize.Stewart:
Tell us about your sources?Chauncey:
Rely on court records, police records, records of gay organizations and social service agencies, diaries and personal journals, films, ads, interviews with over 180 elderly gay men.Stewart:
Congressional offices, debates, transcripts.Stewart:
Types of courses you teach?
C American history since 1919, urban history, social history since ww2, lesbian & gay history.Stewart:
Your honor, offer as an expert in social cultural and political history f lesbian/gay in America.
No objection, so ordered.Stewart:
Plz summarize your expert opinions you will offer today.Chauncey:
Widespread =discrimination throughout American history, criminalization, restrictions on employment, public accommodation, and association, stereotyping and demonization to reinforce existing pattern of hostility and prejudice.
Criminalization of homosexuality, sodomy laws, and early laws were focused on SOME people who had sex with others of the same sex. These laws came to represent the criminalize homosexual sex. SCOTUS Georgia law against sodomy criminalied all sodomy bbut only enforced it against gays.
Other ways besides laws?Chauncey:
In the 19th century end, stepped up policing against community as it became more public. Disorderly conduct statutes used against homosexuals, and actually called disorderly (degenerate) by police and then in the law. Soliciting a man for unnatural acts became a kind of disorderly. Used against all gatherings in NYC until 1966, 50,000 arrests until then: bars, private parties, parks. Of 100 men I interviewed for one book, half of them had been arrested, almost all for disorderly.
These laws were further defined to specific gay people and all their activity. The effect was to register society’s disapproval of their behavior, using sodomy laws only against gays. You couldn’t let openly gay soldiers serve alongside other soldiers because they were viewed at the time as predatory sodomists.( Collapse )