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Democracy Conversation Project – Union Public Library Hosts “Queer Housewives and Husbands of New Jersey”
November 29, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Public Library is pleased to present “Queer Housewives and Husbands of New Jersey” on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, from 7:00-8:00pm. This virtual public humanities program from scholar Alison Lefkovitz, PhD, will use court cases to explore the strange progression of LGBTQ+ rights, marriage, and the law in New Jersey. Through these court cases, participants can consider how our state was sometimes a haven for LGBTQ+ people in the past, at other times deeply oppressive, and nearly always representative of the forces against which LGBTQ+ people have had to fight.
The program will be held virtually via Zoom. Please RSVP via the UPL website (available November 1) to receive the Zoom link.
Alison Lefkovitz is an associate professor in the Federated History Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University-Newark. She is the chair of the NJIT Federated History department and the director of the NJIT Law, Technology & Culture program. Her book, Strange Bedfellows: Marriage in the Age of Women’s Liberation, came out with University of Pennsylvania Press in 2018. Her work also appears in the Law & History Review, the Journal of the History of Sexuality, the Newark Star-Ledger, and the Washington Post.