Sexual Orientation and the Law

This guide covers issues including marriage equality, employment and housing discrimination, child custody issues, and military policy.

Journal Articles

This is only a sampling of journal articles that discuss school bullying and/or LGBT students.  Another valuable resource is the LGBT Legal Bibliography created by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).

Important Cases

Organizational Resources

The groups below are largely focused on activism and social work.  For legal organizations that engage in litigation, check out Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

Federal Legislative Materials

Other secondary materials

Social Science Materials

To find social sciences materials on this topic use the full-text subscription databases available via the University Library.  Some recommended sources include: 

WilsonWeb Social Sciences Full Text


EBSCO LGBT Life with Full Text

Santa Clara Law Panel Discussion

It Gets Better

Heafey Law Library Research Team