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SociologyW8L1 - o Civil war was not fought primarily over...

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Sociology of Law Week 8 31/03/2008 13:31:00 Inequality, Discrimination and Law The moments to change the law started in the mid-20 th  century o The NAACP Legal Defense fund o Figured out what laws to challenge, found the most sympathetic worthy  plaintiffs, then went from easiest cases to the hardest ones to go  through all the laws and fight them o Followed by the women’s movement and gay movement NOW National Organization of Women Legal defense fund Somewhat successful LAMBDA legal Defense fund Gay/Lesbian rights In the Constitution of the United States of America o 3/5 th  Compromise  Slave rule o 1808 Compromise Slave trade could be abolished in that year Importation of Slaves stopped then However, slavery was not abolished
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Unformatted text preview: o Civil war was not fought primarily over slavery o Plessy vs. Ferguson Over equal rights on trains Separate but Equal Grew up into Jim Crow Laws Separate but equal EVERYTHING o Schools o Drinking fountains o Hotel accommodations o Etc Women cannot vote until 1920 All in state law, not a formally debated issue Were not allowed to own property Some job positions were only open to men Also tough to come to agreements because men and women are alike in some manners and different in other I.E. Pregnancy situations only apply to women so how to make it fair for both. 31/03/2008 13:31:00 31/03/2008 13:31:00...
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