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Genders that don’t matter: Non-binary people and the Gender Recognition Act 2004

Renz, Flora (2020) Genders that don’t matter: Non-binary people and the Gender Recognition Act 2004. In: Raj, Senthorun and Dunne, Peter, eds. The Queer Outside in Law: Recognising LGBTIQ People in the United Kingdom. Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies . Palgrave, pp. 143-164. ISBN 978-3-030-48829-1. E-ISBN 978-3-030-48830-7. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-48830-7_6) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:82345)

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Abstract

In July 2017 the UK government committed to “streamlining” the process for a legal change of gender in England and Wales. At present, the legal recognition of a change of gender is conditional upon applicants submitting two detailed medical reports certifying their diagnosis with “gender dysphoria”, as well as a number of documents that attest to the “permanence” of their so-called “new” gender. In addition, legal recognition is limited to those applicants who identify – at least for the purpose of the application process – with a binary system of sex/gender. Drawing on comparable legal frameworks, this chapter will consider the limitations of the current legal framework regarding non-binary people, as well as the potential changes proposed more recently.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-030-48830-7_6
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Flora Renz
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2020 11:54 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82345 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Renz, Flora: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1259-2923
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