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

  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.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 May 2007

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Edinburgh University Press

  • ISSN:

    1364-9809

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    305 Social groups

Citation

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

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Keywords

gender; identity; Scots law; transexuality; human rights;

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