Gender identity

The Fundamental Rights of Trans and Nonbinary Minors in Schools: Challenges in Canada

The Fundamental Rights of Trans and Nonbinary Minors in Schools: Challenges in Canada

The pernicious instinct to roll back the rights of trans and nonbinary folks for political gain has drifted north from the USA to Canada. Three provinces have recently announced reductions...
Resisting the Legal Assault on Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Students

Resisting the Legal Assault on Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Students

Since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v Hodges striking down same-sex marriage bans across the United States, conservative States and localities—perhaps motivated by the politics of resentment stemming...
The erasure from Australian schools of education about LGBTIQA+ people

The erasure from Australian schools of education about LGBTIQA+ people

Australia achieved marriage equality in 2017. You would be forgiven for thinking that the next step on the journey towards achieving equality for LGBTIQA+ people would be that the school...
Nepal registers First Same-Sex Marriage: A Glimmer of Hope for Global LGBTQIA+

Nepal registers First Same-Sex Marriage: A Glimmer of Hope for Global LGBTQIA+

On 29 November 2023, Nepal became the second Asian Country to register a same-sex marriage after Taiwan. This represents a significant development in the struggle for marriage equality for the...
The License to Jeopardise: The LGBTQ Rights ‘Movement’ in Russia

The License to Jeopardise: The LGBTQ Rights ‘Movement’ in Russia

The Supreme Court of Russia, on 30 November 2023, ruled against the ‘international LGBTQ movement’, declaring it an ‘extremist organisation’ and allowing the Russian government to take steps to curb...
Confronting Cyber Homophobia – Lessons from the United Kingdom and a Plea for Legal Reform in India

Confronting Cyber Homophobia – Lessons from the United Kingdom and a Plea for Legal Reform in India

Priyanshu, a self-taught make-up artist and social media influencer from Ujjain, India, boasting an Instagram account with over 13,000 followers, was known for sharing content related to make-up, beauty, and...
A Regression of Rights? The Exclusion of LGBTQI+ Individuals from the Supreme Court of India’s Sexual Harassment Regulations

A Regression of Rights? The Exclusion of LGBTQI+ Individuals from the Supreme Court of India’s Sexual Harassment Regulations

On 7 November 2023, the Supreme Court of India declined a petition seeking to amend the Gender Sensitization and Sexual Harassment of Women at the Supreme Court of India (Prevention,...
Derechos Trans y el Parlamento Escocés: Poniendo a Prueba los Límites Constitucionales del Autogobierno de Escocia

Derechos Trans y el Parlamento Escocés: Poniendo a Prueba los Límites Constitucionales del Autogobierno de Escocia

El gobierno británico ha bloqueado la Ley de Reconocimiento de Género de Escocia, argumentando que afecta a materias reservadas al Parlamento británico, lo que ha desencadenado una gran controversia. El...
Trans Rights and the Scottish Parliament: Testing the Constitutional Limits of Scottish Self-government

Trans Rights and the Scottish Parliament: Testing the Constitutional Limits of Scottish Self-government

The British government’s recent veto of the Scottish Gender Recognition Bill, alleging its impact on matters reserved for the UK Parliament, has caused significant controversy. The Bill, which was passed...
Germany’s New Law for Self-Determination: Progressive for Some, Regressive for ‘Others’

Germany’s New Law for Self-Determination: Progressive for Some, Regressive for ‘Others’

Germany is currently in the process of amending its gender self-identification law to make it more progressive. The Federal Ministry of Justice and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior...
Europe’s Gender Recognition Tug-of-War Continues in Germany – Part 2: Implications of the Draft Law on Self-Determination

Europe’s Gender Recognition Tug-of-War Continues in Germany – Part 2: Implications of the Draft Law on Self-Determination

Germany may soon close a troubled chapter on its legal provision for gender recognition, ending the decades-long reign of the 1980 Law on Transsexuals (Transsexuellengesetz or TSG), in favour of...
Europe’s Gender Recognition Tug-of-War Continues in Germany – Part 1: The Law as it Stands

Europe’s Gender Recognition Tug-of-War Continues in Germany – Part 1: The Law as it Stands

Germany may soon close a troubled chapter on its legal provision for gender recognition, ending the decades-long reign of the 1980 Law on Transsexuals (Transsexuellengesetz or TSG), in favour of...

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