Discussion - 3 hours. This course will examine the legal and social regulation of sexual orientation and gender identity. The course will analyze various legal principles, including statutory, constitutional, and public policy doctrines, which might be used to limit the ability of government and other institutions to disadvantage people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We will look at how courts have used these doctrines to help - or to harm - lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in critical aspects of their lives including employment, schools, family relationships, and parenting.
Graduation Requirements: May meet Advanced Writing Requirement with the instructor's permission.