A Critique of the Model of Gender Recognition and the Limits of Self-Declaration for Non-Binary Trans Individuals

  title={A Critique of the Model of Gender Recognition and the Limits of Self-Declaration for Non-Binary Trans Individuals},
  author={Caterina Nirta},
  journal={Law and Critique},
  • C. Nirta
  • Published 20 February 2021
  • Sociology
  • Law and Critique
This article considers the model of recognition in the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) and, through a critique of the value of stability pursued through this legislation, argues that recognition as a model is incompatible with the variety of experiences of non-binary trans-identified individuals. The article then moves on to analyse self-declaration, part of the proposed reform recently dismissed by the Government. While self-declaration contains provisions that would minimise the length of… 

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