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Why Can't Sharon Kowalski Come Home?
San Francisco, Spinsters/Aunt Lute, (1988). In 1983, Karen Thompson's life partner, Sharon Kowalski, was injured by a drunk driver and left unable to move and only minimally able to communicate. Kowalski's father was appointed sole guardian and contrary to his daughter's wishes, he denied Thompson all visitation rights. This is the story behind the 8-year legal battle that Thompson waged to bring Kowalski home, in what became a landmark case for both the gay rights movement and the disability rights movement. Inscribed by Thompson: "___, Thanks for your support for Sharon & me." Near fine in wrappers. [#035013] $100

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