Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law in a Nutshell provides a good overview of some of the unique laws surrounding and the issues facing the LGBT community. Inside, you will find succinct, yet detailed discussions of the regulation of sexuality, gender identity and expression, parenthood, and marriage. From the early sodomy cases, such as Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas, to the protections afforded by Title IX to transgender students and students who do not conform to sex stereotypes to the recognition of same-sex marriages under Obergefell v. Hodges, author Ruth Colker traces the legal developments that have evolved over the past several decades in this area. She also addresses the historical exclusion of the LGBT community from the United States military, including the enactment of “Don’t ask, Don’t Tell” in 1992 and its subsequent repeal almost 20 years later. Other topics include: federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws and First Amendment issues like freedom of expression and association and religious freedom.