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The LGBT Law Section is the LGBT law resource for the State Bar of Texas and its members. The section is open to all lawyers, judges, and law students who have an interest in laws that pertain to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons, as well as persons living with HIV and AIDS.

Whether your interest is related to specific client needs (from individual rights to businesses seeking resources for their diversity programs) or general information, the LGBT Law Section can provide you with excellent resources through our networking opportunities, continuing legal education programs, case law updates, newsletters, and listserv.


Our Mission:

  • Promote the study of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and HIV law.

  • Study and report on laws, decisions and governmental regulations as they affect the rights, responsibilities and the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender people, as well as persons who are living with HIV.

  • Provide a common meeting ground and forum for lawyers, judges, and law students interested in the legal problems of people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, as well as people who are living with HIV.

  • Take action regarding these matters, subject to these bylaws and the laws, rules, and regulations of the State of Texas.

LGBT Law Section Council



Pictured above are 2015-2016 Council Chair Fred Sultan passes the gavel to 2016-2017 Council Chair Gary Schumann.  

Click here to meet the rest of the 2016-17