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LGBTQ+ Legal Research

Keywords

It's important to experiment with different keyword combinations to harvest the most relevant results.  Try synonyms and variations. Every resource uses different language!  Here are a few example search terms you might employ.

civil rights

same-sex marriage

gay marriage

marriage equality

civil unions

gay couple

Defense of Marriage Act

DOMA

gay rights

Proposition 8

equal access to marriage

ENDA

lesbian

transgender

sexual orientation

Don't Ask Don't Tell

DADT

anti-discrimination

identity

gender

equality

heternormativity

queer theory

Welcome

This guide is a collection of resources and strategies that will assist with research of LGBTQ issues as they relate to the law. Relevant topics might include discrimination in the military, bathroom bills, same-sex marriage, employment discrimination based on sexual preference, etc.  The information and links presented here provide a foundation for further exploration.  This guide is broad in scope and may be applied to various aspects of LGBTQ law.  Please consider this guide a place to start, but if you have questions about a specific topic or an angle that is not addressed here, do not hesitate to reach out to a librarian.

Assistant Librarian at UMass School of Law - Dartmouth

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Emma Wood
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