Issues of sexual rights and sexual regulations are at the forefront of legal controversies and theorizing around the globe. Sexual minorities make claims on government to recognize family and relationships, even as the criminalization of a wide variety of sexual acts remains contentious. The boundaries and protections of sexual freedoms for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered and inter-sexed persons, as well as for those involved in commercial sex, public sex or other nontraditional sexual acts are the subject of debate in courts, legislatures and agencies. This series brings together legal scholarship that addresses and shapes local, national and international discussions of sexuality and law. The volumes include more than fifty articles selected from an exhaustive international search of print and electronic journals and feature a substantial introduction addressing the topic of each volume. Each volume covers a variety of subjects, including some that may be less familiar, to provide a diversity of theoretical perspectives, issues and scholarly styles. Each article has theoretical import beyond its particular subject and jurisdiction and many articles employ a comparative or international approach. The three volumes in this series are edited by a leading scholar in the field and provide an invaluable research tool for scholars and students interested in the burgeoning field of sexuality and law.
Ruthann Robson is Professor of Law and University Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York School of Law, where she has taught in the areas of Constitutional Law and Sexuality and Law since 1990. She is the author of several books about sexuality and legal theory, including Lesbian (Out)Law and Sappho Goes to Law School, as well numerous articles published in the United States, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. She frequently speaks about sexuality issues throughout the world.