Macfarlane , Lesley-Anne Barnes (2007) Gender identity and Scottish law: the legal response to transsexuality. Edinburgh Law Review, 11 (2). 162 - 187. ISSN 1364-9809Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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
|Depositing User:||RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||25 Apr 2008 12:28|
|Last Modified:||30 Sep 2014 10:25|
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