Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy
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|Named after||Charles R. "Chuck" Williams|
|Brad Sears, Assistant Dean and Executive Director|
Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy (Williams Institute) is a public policy research institute and lobby group based at the UCLA School of Law focused on sexual orientation and gender identities issues.
The Williams Institute was founded in 2001 through a grant by Charles R. "Chuck" Williams. Williams's inaugural donation of $2.5 million to create the institute was the largest donation ever given to any academic institution in support of a LGBT academic program in any discipline. In 2013, Williams donated an additional $5.5 million to support the institute.
The Williams Institute focuses on legal research, public policy analysis, judicial training, and leadership development. Their core focus issues include employment discrimination, same-sex marriage, adoption, LGBT youth, public health, immigration, poverty, and violence. The institute also provides an LGBT analysis of the United States Census.
Researchers involved with the Williams Institute includes:
- "UCLA Law Receives $5.5 Million Gift to Support Growth and Leadership of the Williams Institute". law.ucla.edu (Press release). UCLA School of Law. July 9, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
- "Mission". Williams Institute. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
- AlHajal, Khalil (June 26, 2015). "Michigan gay marriage ban overturned by Supreme Court". MLive.com. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
- "Williams Institute Finds Erasing Gender Wage Gap Would Reduce LGBT Poverty". Between The Lines. June 11, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
- Sherman, Mark (June 26, 2015). "Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide". Chippewa Herald. Associated Press. Retrieved June 27, 2015.