Amanda K. Baumle is Department Chair and Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston. Her research and teaching are focused in the areas of sociology of law and the demography of sexuality. She has published books and articles that examine the intersections of law and demographic outcomes for sexual minorities, with a particular emphasis on employment and family outcomes. Her most recent book, Legalizing LGBT Families: How the Law Shapes Parenthood, examines the way that LGBT parents in varying legal contexts understand and incorporate the law in their family formation and parenting decisions. Her current research, with Lee Badgett and Steven Boutcher, involves the first analysis of EEOC charges on sexual orientation and gender identity employment discrimination. She was a Public Policy Fellow at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA’s School of Law and previously practiced labor and employment law.