The Right to Sexual Orientation Privacy: Strengthening Protection for Minors Who Are 'Outed' in Schools

42 Journal of Law and Education 381-416 (2013)

36 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2012 Last revised: 29 Jun 2013

Date Written: August 25, 2012

Abstract

This Article examines a unique question in constitutional law and privacy rights – namely, what rights minor students have to control who can and cannot be informed of their sexual orientation. Through an examination of case law and social science data, the Article proposes that students should hold greater power over information regarding their sexual orientation, and hold responsible school officials who “out” students to a family member, parent, or guardian without the student’s consent.

Keywords: Law, Sexual Orientation, Gay & Lesbian, Constitutional Law, Privacy, Education

Suggested Citation

Kretz, Adam, The Right to Sexual Orientation Privacy: Strengthening Protection for Minors Who Are 'Outed' in Schools (August 25, 2012). 42 Journal of Law and Education 381-416 (2013), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2146912

Adam Kretz (Contact Author)

Stanford Law School ( email )

559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
United States

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