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  • Rob Clucas
  • Stephen Whittle
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Part of the Critical and Applied Approaches in Sexuality, Gender and Identity book series (CAASGI)

Abstract

Introduced with an account of how the work of academic trans theorists opened up many gender possibilities for trans people, this chapter looks at how the law has failed to keep step with these new gendered ways of being. Though there has been a progressive awareness of the need to remove gendered elements from law, what the law has not done is recognise that there are now many individuals who cannot easily be placed on one side of the male/female divide when the law requires it. By exploring and explaining how the law interacts with the new non-binary and non-gendered trans community, one can see how they might use the law to best protect their personal rights.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rob Clucas
    • 1
  • Stephen Whittle
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HullHullUK
  2. 2.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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