LAW 690-01 Sexual Orient., Gender Ident. & Law

This course is an examination of the legal and policy issues surrounding state and private attempts to regulate and/or discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Topics covered in the course include (1) the due process right to privacy, (2) equal protection analysis, (3) family law issues including current cases challenging marriage exclusion (4) employment discrimination, with particular emphasis on possibilities to pursue non-discrimination law by transgender people (5) sexual orientation and gender expression as gender discrimination, among other relevant contemporary topics.