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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: POL                                     Course Number: 318                                    
Course Title: The Law & Politics of Sexual Orientation
Subject: Political Science
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course examines the law and politics affecting lesbians and gay men in the United States and investigates issues like same-sex marriage; the constitutionality of consensual-sodomy laws; sexual-orientation discrimination in public accommodations, housing, and the workplace; antigay ballot initiatives; child custody, visitation, adoption, and foster care by lesbian and gay parents and their domestic partners; health insurance and other benefits for domestic partners; and gays in the military. These issues will be considered through an examination of case law

Prerequisite: ENG 201; POL 101 or GOV 101; junior standing or above
Start Date:    09/30/2014                         End Date: