Life after Obergefell: Will Queers Finally Become Visible within Public Schools?

Part of the The Cultural and Social Foundations of Education book series (CSFE)


The 6th and final chapter addresses this legacy of state-sanctioned erasure and what that has meantfor queer children and adults. I then analyze the legacy of anti-queer erasure in U.S. public schools and what might be done to ameliorate this curiously bigoted inheritance.


Sexual Orientation Public School School Personnel Employment Protection Supreme Court Decision 
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© Catherine A. Lugg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rutgers—The State University of New JerseyUSA

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