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Course, academic year 2023/2024
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Sexuality, Gender Identity and the Law - HV4211
Title: Sexuality, Gender Identity and the Law
Guaranteed by: Department of Business Law (22-KOBCHP)
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/8, colloquium [HS]
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. JUDr. Mgr. Magdalena Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Miroslav Sojka (03.02.2023)
Whether and to what extent a constitutional right to privacy exists in the United States has been much debated but
never more so than today after the US Supreme Court reversed the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision last June which
had provided a constitutionally protected right to have an abortion rooted in the right to privacy.

After the Court's reversal of Roe, the continued vitality of a right to privacy under the US Constitution, particularly
with regard to the government's regulation of or interference with intimate aspects of one's life, is being debated
today in the US. This course examines the evolution of the right to privacy as a matter of US constitutional law and
its continued vitality today in providing constitutional protections in the US for certain intimate decisions such as
interracial marriage, use of contraceptives, same sex consensual conduct, and same sex marriage.

The course will be taught by Joseph Tringali, who teaches a course on Sexuality, Gender Identity and the Law at
the University of Miami School of Law, and has submitted amicus briefs to the US Supreme Court in cases in
which the Court held there was a constitutional right to engage in consensual same sex conduct as well as same
sex marriage.
Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Mgr. Miroslav Sojka (03.02.2023)

The course will be concluded with a written examination (essay/case study).

Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. Miroslav Sojka (22.04.2024)

The course consists of 6 classes each of 2 hours.

Learning resources -
Last update: Mgr. Miroslav Sojka (03.02.2023)

The Reading List will be communicated by the lecturer latest one week before the respective class.

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