Gender identity and Scottish law: the legal response to transsexuality.

Macfarlane, Lesley-Anne Barnes (2007) Gender identity and Scottish law: the legal response to transsexuality. Edinburgh Law Review, 11 (2). 162 - 187. ISSN 1364-9809

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The relatively recent emergence of transsexuality into the public forum has generated
a diverse legal response worldwide. This article argues that evolving medical opinion and social perception have had, and continue to have, a determinative
effect on developing the law. So far as Scotland is concerned, three areas are
considered: the infl uence of medical progress on the law, the effect of social development
on legal thought, and the impact of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
Finally, the article suggests that it may now be possible for transsexuals who are
either unable or unwilling to follow the procedures found in the 2004 Act to seek
recognition on different terms.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1364-9809
Electronic ISSN: 1755-1692
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender; identity; Scots law; transexuality; human rights;
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Management and Law
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 340 Law
300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 305 Social groups
Library of Congress Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales > KDC Scotland
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Item ID: 2189
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2008 11:28
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2016 14:03

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