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CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION
Bill of Right in Action
Fall 1996 (12:4)
Updated June 2000

New Claims for Equal Protection

This edition of Bill of Rights in Action focuses on new claims for equal protection under the law. The first article traces how the U.S. military has opened the way for excluded groups to gain equal protection under the law in American society and the new claims women and homosexuals are making on it. The second article looks at the issue of mainstreaming special-needs students. The third article focuses on the debate in Romer v. Evans, the 1996 Supreme Court case decision on the right of gay people to equal protection.

U.S. History: Equal Opportunity in the Military

U.S. Government: Including the Disabled Student

U.S. Government: Should Homosexuals Have the Right to Laws Protecting Them From Discrimination?

This issue of the Bill of Rights in Action is made possible by a generous grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Officers: Susan Troy, President; Knox Cologne, Immediate Past President; Publications Committee: Jerome C. Byrne, Chairperson; Paul Cane, Gerald Chaleff, Peggy Saferstein, Marvin Sears, Eugene Shutler, Lloyd M. Smith, Marjorie Steinberg, Lois Thompson. Staff: Todd Clark, Executive Director; Marshall L. Croddy, Director of Program and Materials Development; Carlton Martz, Writer; Bill Hayes, Editor; Cristy Lytal, Web Editor; Andrew Costly, Production Manager; Jerome C. Byrne, CRF Board Reviewer.

© 1996, Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005,  (213) 487-5590