University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Stealth Advocacy Can (Sometimes) Change the World"
Date 2015
Author Margo Schlanger
Author Institution University of Michigan Law School
Author Role Faculty
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Abstract Part I of this Review addresses the parenting-equality case study. I summarize Gash’s account and add to it the cautionary tale of the 2002 failure of stealth parenting-equality advocacy in Michigan. Part II addresses, more briefly, Gash’s group-home study. In Part III, I put Gash’s theoretical contribution into context. Her important and original contribution is her claim that civil rights litigation can succeed quietly, not just loudly. In evaluating this claim, I suggest that she might usefully have addressed the issue of whether stealth advocacy is really a subset of a broader category of efforts to first alter social facts on the ground, and then play defense to preserve that alteration.
Source Michigan Law Review
Citation 113 Mich. L. Rev. 897-916

This Resource Relates To
case In the Matters of Unmarried Couple Adoptions (PB-MI-0007)
case Windsor v. United States (PB-NY-0017)

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