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Barbara Bavis, Bibliographic and Research Instruction Librarian, Law Library of Congress
Meg Metcalf, Women's, Gender, & LGBTQ+ Studies Librarian, Research and Reference Services Division
Olivia Kane-Cruz, Librarian-in-Residence, Law Library of Congress
Note: This guide is adapted, in part, from a legal research guide on the Law Library's blog, In Custodia Legis.
Created: May 1, 2019
Last Updated: June 22, 2023
While the legal issues surrounding gender identity and sexual orientation are frequently talked about as if they fall into a singular category, they involve multiple areas of law, including family law, employment law, immigration law, juvenile law, tax law, and health law, among many others. Thus, it can be difficult to find resources that touch on all or most of these areas. This Beginner’s Guide includes information about how to research legal issues that affect LGBTQ+ people.