Students in this seminar will critically examine both the theory and practice of regulating sexual identity, behavior, and expression. Major topics will include same-sex marriage, anti-sodomy laws, employment regulation as it pertains to sexual minorities, and the commercialization of sex. While the heart of the course will be analyzing statutes and case law, students will enrich their understanding of the legal materials by reviewing several major theoretical works. It is preferred that students have taken Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights, or that they take it concurrently with this course. The seminar will be heavily discussion-based, and students will be asked to submit a substantial scholarly work at the end of the semester on a topical subject of their choosing. The paper written for this seminar may be used to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.
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