Sexuality & the Law
Course Number: LAW 6936 Credits: 2
This is an advanced constitutional law course that examines the evolving legal rights of the LGBTQ community. It explores the historical evolution of constitutional doctrines of privacy and equality as they have evolved to protect LGBTQ individuals. It brings these issues into the present-day, by considering legal battles over religious freedom and nondiscrimination laws, the protection of LGBTQ individuals under employment discrimination law, and the rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming people. It will examine these issues critically, including by addressing concerns over federalism, free exercise, the democratic process, and the proper role of the courts.