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PLSC 405 - Sexuality and Law


Class Hours: 3
Lab/Discussion: 0
Credits: 3

Description: Critically examines the role of law in regulating sexuality in the United States. Analyzes legal and constitutional questions regarding sex, sexual orientation, and identity. Using statutory law and written judicial opinions, the course explores the evolution of legal approaches to issues including regulation of married and non-married sexual activity, same-sex marriage and sexual orientation, and First Amendment protections of LGBT rights. Emphasizes the role of the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Constitution, especially of due process and equal protection.



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