I must admit when I went through a list of the latest books published this year by Chicago authors to review in our paper – Sex and the Constitution stood out. Sex and our laws, now there’s an interesting topic to explore.
Sex and the Constitution written by University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone explores the history of sex, religion, law and constitutional law from the ancient world to the 21st century. One quick warning – it is long, over 500 pages, but it is filled with good prose in understandable language that paints an interesting historical picture of society and sex.
Stone explains how American attitudes about sex have been shaped over the centuries by religious beliefs, primarily by the Christian religion here, about sex, sin and shame, and how it affects people’s constitutional rights.
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