LAW Sexual Orientation in the Law: Regulation and Recognition

Ms. Ellen J. Zucker,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


This course will have a final take-home examination and class participation will be weighed in the final grade.


This course will explore the ways in which the law regulates and recognizes sexuality and sexual orientation. We will examine the historical roots of such regulation as well as the changing legal landscape regarding sexual orientation in the areas of employment law, domestic relations, criminal law, housing, and immigration. Our inquiry will focus on the constitutional principles at issue in challenges to the regulation of sexuality and deprivation of equal treatment to the lesbians and gay men: freedom of speech and association, the right to privacy, equal protection, and substantive due process.


  Prerequisite: Constitutional Law

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<<Course Updated: March 19, 2015>>