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Spring 2018 Course Schedule

Sexuality and the Law (CANCELLED) (LAW-827-001)
Sharra Greer


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Assessment: Paper,Take-home exam, essay questions,Class Participation


This class focuses on the government's regulation of sexuality, including sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The course materials will cover constitutional law (including the doctrines of privacy, equal protection, freedom of expression and freedom of association) and statutory law (including employment law and family law). Topics to be covered include religious liberties and non-discrimination laws, right to sexual privacy; theories of sexuality; school policies that discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; discrimination by private entities, primarily employers, on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression; and state control of family relationships, including marriage, custody and adoption. The course will also explore the intersection of race, gender, and sexual orientation. I am still working on updating the syllabus to incorporate the Masterpiece Cake pending before the Supreme Court, decisions on transgender service in the military and other breaking issues in the area

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Sexuality, Gender, and the Law, Fourth Edition, William N. Eskridge Jr.; Nan D. Hunter; Courtney G. Joslin ISBN-13: 9781634605298

First Class Readings

The Regulation of Sexuality before Lawrence: 37-53; 90-114


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