Transgender Persons and the Law

Author: Ally Windsor Howell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634250368

Category: Law

Page: 316

View: 2704

Transgender Persons and the Law, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive update and overview of the laws and landmark court cases involving transgender individuals in a variety of legal situations. This edition also discusses the myriad of legal documents transgender persons need to understand before completing paperwork in order to change their name, birth certificate, and gender identification.

The Legal Status of Transsexual and Transgender Persons

Author: Jens M. Scherpe

Publisher: Intersentia Uitgevers N V

ISBN: 9781780681962

Category: Law

Page: 550

View: 6565

The need to allow for a legal change of sex/gender, in certain cases, is no longer disputed in most jurisdictions. For European countries, there is no question as to whether such a change should be allowed after the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Goodwin v. United Kingdom (Application No. 28957/95). The question has therefore shifted to what the requirements should be for such a legal change. Many jurisdictions have legislated or developed an administrative approach to changing sex/gender, but the requirements differ significantly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, particularly with regard to age, nationality, and marital status, as well as the medical and psychological requirements. The latter, in some jurisdictions, still include surgery and sterility as a precondition, thus potentially forcing the persons concerned to choose between the recognition of their sex/gender identity and their physical integrity. This book examines questions that are thus far under-researched, namely what the full legal consequences of a legal change of sex/gender should be - for example, with regard to the existing legal relationships, such as marriages and registered partnerships, but also concerning children and parentage. The Legal Status of Transsexual and Transgender Persons is the result of an international research project, including not only national reports from 14 European and non-European jurisdictions, but also two chapters that look at legal sex/gender changes from a Christian perspective, and one chapter from a medical-psychological perspective. The final chapter compares and contrasts the different approaches and requirements and makes recommendations for best practice and law reform.

Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Clients

A Lawyer's Guide

Author: Joan M. Burda

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590319444

Category: Law

Page: 437

View: 5582

"This book provides an introduction to lawyers and their clients to the legal landscape, as it relates to lesbian, gay and transgender persons today and provides the opportunity to look at issues from the perspectives of those persons. In addition to case law, statutes and a discussion of legal issues, this book also introduces the reader to people who make up the lesbian, gay and transgender community and their common issues. It will assist you in developing new ideas of what is possible in your jurisdiction, and identify the legal issues to be successfully challenged. The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM with all of the forms for easy customization."--BOOK JACKET.

Transgender Rights

Author: Paisley Currah,Richard M. Juang,Shannon Minter

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816643127

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 8519

"Transgender Rights packs a surprising amount of information into a small space. Offering spare, tightly executed essays, this slim volume nonetheless succeeds in creating a spectacular, well-researched compendium of the transgender movement." -Law Library Journal Over the past three decades, the transgender movement has gained visibility and achieved significant victories. Discrimination has been prohibited in several states, dozens of municipalities, and more than two hundred private companies, while hate crime laws in eight states have been amended to include gender identity. Yet prejudice and violence against transgender people remain all too common. With analysis from legal and policy experts, activists and advocates, Transgender Rights assesses the movement's achievements, challenges, and opportunities for future action. Examining crucial topics like family law, employment policies, public health, economics, and grassroots organizing, this groundbreaking book is an indispensable resource in the fight for the freedom and equality of those who cross gender boundaries. Moving beyond media representations to grapple with the real lives and issues of transgender people, Transgender Rights will launch a new moment for human rights activism in America. Contributors: Kylar W. Broadus, Judith Butler, Mauro Cabral, Dallas Denny, Taylor Flynn, Phyllis Randolph Frye, Julie A. Greenberg, Morgan Holmes, Bennett H. Klein, Jennifer L. Levi, Ruthann Robson, Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson, Dean Spade, Kendall Thomas, Paula Viturro, Willy Wilkinson. Paisley Currah is associate professor of political science at Brooklyn College, executive director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute. Richard M. Juang cochairs the advisory board of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) in Washington, DC. He has taught at Oberlin College and Susquehanna University. He is the lead editor of NCTE's Responding to Hate Crimes: A Community Resource Manual and coeditor of Transgender Justice, which explores models of activism. Shannon Price Minter is legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and a founding board member of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute.

The Effect of Religiosity and Legal Inequality on the Prevalence of HIV Infection in American Cities

Author: William Kannberg, MSCP

Publisher: William Kannberg


Category: Psychology

Page: 13

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This research employed a meta-analysis and sociological polling to investigate the relationship between religiosity and legal bias with the prevalence rates for HIV infections in American cities. Findings from the analysis indicated that HIV infection rates are highest in geographic areas with elevated levels of religiosity, legal inequality and bias against gay people. The geographic area of the South has the highest levels of religiosity, legal inequality, and bias against gay people, as well as the highest HIV prevalence rates, 73% higher than in any other region of the United States. Conversely, HIV infection rates were lowest in areas with legal equality for gay people and low or no religiosity. The findings of this research point to a causative model of psychopathology manifestation, where religiosity, negative social messages, legal inequality and support system bias create psychological trauma and trigger a ‘failure to thrive’ mechanism in out-group members that drives high-risk behaviors and elevates HIV infections rates.

»Wie Lili zu einem richtigen Mädchen wurde«

Lili Elbe: Zur Konstruktion von Geschlecht und Identität zwischen Medialisierung, Regulierung und Subjektivierung

Author: Sabine Meyer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839431808

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

View: 2603

Verwoben in neue Narrative erlebt die Figur »Lili Elbe« gegenwärtig eine populärkulturelle Renaissance. Projektionsfläche für öffentliche Verhandlungen von Geschlecht und Identität wird sie jedoch schon zur Weimarer Zeit. Vermeintlich als Mann geboren und operativ transformiert avanciert Elbe 1931 zum Sinnbild moderner Medizin: perfekter Hermaphrodit und erste technologisch geschaffene Frau zugleich. Über ihre mediale Präsenz figuriert sie zudem als Prisma für subjektivitätsregulierende Diskurse. Sabine Meyers transdisziplinäre Studie nimmt sich der komplexen Zusammenhänge hinter der Projektion erstmals umfassend an und eröffnet neue und kritische Perspektiven für eine Historiographie von Trans*.

Transsexualität, Staatsangehörigkeit und internationales Privatrecht

Entwicklungen in Europa, Amerika und Australien

Author: Jürgen Basedow,Jens M. Scherpe

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161484995

Category: Law

Page: 166

View: 1610

English summary: The Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law has conducted an analysis of the legal status of transsexuals in Europe America and Australia. The book is based on an expert opinion for the German constitutional court, in view of the constitutional challenge of the German law on transsexuals. It was submitted, that the requirement of German nationality for legal recognition of a gender change in Germany violated the German constitution. The expert opinion states that this requirement not only violates the German constitution, but also the European Convention on Human Rights. The authors suggest alternatives to the current legal rule. German description: Das Buch geht auf ein Gutachten zuruck, das vom Max-Planck-Institut fur auslandisches und internationales Privatrecht im April 2004 fur das Bundesverfassungsgericht erstattet wurde. Anlass war ein konkretes Normenkontrollverfahren, in dem das Gericht vor die Frage gestellt wurde, ob es mit dem Gleichheitssatz des Grundgesetzes vereinbar sei, dass nach dem deutschen Transsexuellengesetz nur deutsche Staatsburger oder Personen mit deutschem Personalstatut den Antrag auf Anerkennung einer Geschlechtsumwandlung stellen durfen.Zur Klarung dieser Frage wird zunachst der verfassungsrechtliche Rahmen auf der Grundlage fruherer Urteile des BVerfG skizziert. Es folgen Darstellungen der Rechtslage in 18 Landern (Europa, Australien, Amerika) mit einer zusammenfassenden Analyse sowie eine Untersuchung von Urteilen des EuGHMR zur Europaischen Menschrechtskonvention (EMRK) und des EuGH. Schliesslich werden Alternativen zur bestehenden deutschen Regelung aufgezeigt. Im Ergebnis zeigt sich, dass die in Frage stehende Norm des deutschen Transsexuellengesetzes gegen das Grundgesetz und gegen die EMRK verstosst, so dass eine neue Regelung nach dem Vorbild der geschilderten Alternativen geschaffen werden sollte.

Migrant Marginality

A Transnational Perspective

Author: Philip Kretsedemas,Jorge Capetillo-Ponce,Glenn Jacobs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135921601

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

View: 6456

This edited book uses migrant marginality to problematize several different aspects of global migration. It examines how many different societies have defined their national identities, cultural values and terms of political membership through (and in opposition to) constructions of migrants and migration. The book includes case studies from Western and Eastern Europe, North America and the Caribbean. It is organized into thematic sections that illustrate how different aspects of migrant marginality have unfolded across several national contexts. The first section of the book examines the limitations of multicultural policies that have been used to incorporate migrants into the host society. The second section examines anti-immigrant discourses and get-tough enforcement practices that are geared toward excluding and removing criminalized “aliens”. The third section examines some of the gendered dimensions of migrant marginality. The fourth section examines the way that racially marginalized populations have engaged the politics of immigration, constructing themselves as either migrants or natives. The book offers researchers, policy makers and students an appreciation for the various policy concerns, ethical dilemmas and political and cultural antagonisms that must be engaged in order to properly understand the problem of migrant marginality.

Legal queeries

lesbian, gay, and transgender legal studies

Author: Leslie J. Moran,Daniel Monk,Sarah Beresford

Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

ISBN: 9780304338634

Category: Law

Page: 203

View: 4589

A theme that connects the essays in Legal Queeries is 'outsiders' -- all are concerned with the challenge of the representation and experiences of lesbians, gay men and transgendered persons as 'outsiders' within legal cultures. This theme draws attention to the idiosyncrasies of legal cultures, the capacity for difference within closely connected legal cultures and the potential for similarity across widely differing legal cultures. Together, they utilize and exploit the position of 'outsider' in order to explore law as a site of cultural production of legal subjects and legal objects. 'Outside' is also reflected in the fact that the collection is beyond the confines of a tradition that focuses upon the decriminalization reform agenda. Legal Queeries gives law reform a new agenda. It refuses to confine law reform activism to the democratic institutions or the streets. Being a critical exploration of the minutiae of law and legal regulation as cultural production this collection takes law reform activism into the very text of the law itself. This collection explores the rich diversity of issues that must be considered if the law is to be taken seriously as a social practice through which the lives of lesbians, gay men and transgendered persons are to be represented in society. It also departs from the traditional reformist agenda in its willingness to address matters that continue to be taboo such as sexuality and childhood. It brings together for the first time a diverse collection of legal scholars and practitioners whose work explores the richness and complexity of the interface between perversity and legal regulation. In looking to continental European jurisdictions and theexperience of various legal systems in the southern hemisphere, it opens the Anglo-American tradition of much lesbian, gay and transgender scholarship, to new perspectives and new horizons that can only enrich our appreciation o

Jurisdiction in Deleuze: The Expression and Representation of Law

Author: Edward Mussawir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136816623

Category: Law

Page: 192

View: 6182

Jurisdiction in Deleuze: The Expression and Representation of Law explores an affinity between the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and jurisprudence as a tradition of technical legal thought. The author addresses and reopens a central aesthetic problem in jurisprudence: the difference between the expression and the representation of law. Deleuze is taken as offering not just an important methodological recovery of an ‘expressionism’ in philosophy – specifically through Nietzsche and Spinoza – but also a surprisingly practical jurisprudence which recasts the major technical terms of jurisdiction (persons, things and actions) in terms of their distinctively expressive or performative modalities. In paying attention to law’s expression, Deleuze is thus shown to offer an account of how meaning may attach to the instrument and medium of law and how legal desire may be registered within the texture and technology of jurisdiction. Contributing both to a renewed transposition of Deleuze into contemporary legal theory, as well as to an emerging interest in law’s technology, institution and instrumentality in critical legal studies, Jurisdiction in Deleuze will be of considerable interest.

Zusammen werden wir leuchten

Author: Lisa Williamson

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733601092

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8455

Eine Geschichte über Freundschaft und Vertrauen – leichtfüßig, humorvoll und herzerwärmend Es ist Davids vierzehnter Geburtstag und als er die Kerzen ausbläst, ist sein sehnlichster Wunsch ... ein Mädchen zu sein. Das seinen Eltern zu beichten, steht auf seiner To-do-Liste für den Sommer – gaaaanz unten. Bisher wissen nur seine Freunde Essie und Felix Bescheid, die bedingungslos zu ihm halten und mit denen er jede Peinlichkeit weglachen kann. Aber wird David jemals als Mädchen leben können? Und warum fasziniert ihn der geheimnisvolle Neue in der Schule so sehr? Mutig, wichtig und mit Witz erzählt – ein Buch wie ein Leuchtfeuer! »Eine Geschichte, die man in einem Rutsch liest, und die noch lange in einem nachklingt.« The Bookseller

The Right to be Out

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America's Public Schools

Author: Stuart Biegel

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816674574

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 9086

Recognizing the right of LGBT students and educators to be out at school.

The Uses and Misuses of Human Rights

A Critical Approach to Advocacy

Author: G. Andreopoulos,Z. Arat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137408340

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 8751

This volume focuses on challenges to the effective and proper use of human rights and tries to identify, through a series of case studies, strategies and contexts in which human rights advocacy can work in favor of human rights, as well as situations in which such advocacy may backfire, or unintentionally cause harm.

The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

Author: Harvey J. Makadon

Publisher: ACP Press

ISBN: 9781930513952

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 526

View: 5920

The Fenway Guide provides guidance, practical guidelines, and discussions of clinical issues pertinent to the LGBT patient and community. It also focuses on helping healthcare professionals gain a better understanding of the LGBT population, the LGBT life continuum, health promotion and disease prevention, transgender health, and patient communication and the office environment, The Fenway Guide is truly a one-of-a kind comprehensive resource!The healthcare issues surrounding sexual minorities is an area in which little research and few studies have been conducted. Written in conjunction with the world renowned Fenway Community Clinic, The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health is an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals seeking further knowledge and guidance on sexual minority health care.

Transsexualität in Theologie und Neurowissenschaften

Ergebnisse, Kontroversen, Perspektiven

Author: Gerhard Schreiber

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110434393

Category: Religion

Page: 745

View: 2498

Der Band enthält die Beiträge eines bislang einmaligen Dialoges zwischen Neuro- und Biowissenschaften auf der einen, Theologie und Kirche auf der anderen Seite. Während sich in den letzten 20 Jahren durch neurobiologische Forschung ein Paradigmenwechsel vollzogen hat, der mit der Entpsychiatrisierung und Entpsychopathologisierung von Transsexualität verbunden ist, so bleibt eine systematische Reflexion von Transsexualität im Kontext von Theologie und Kirche nach wie vor ein Desiderat. Hier setzen die Beiträge des Sammelbandes an: Bereits vorliegende Forschungsergebnisse aus Sicht der beteiligten Disziplinen werden dokumentiert, kontroverse Standpunkte miteinander ins Gespräch gebracht und Perspektiven für einen ethisch, politisch und rechtlich angemessenen Umgang mit Transsexualität als einer paradigmatischen Herausforderung zur gesellschaftlichen Akzeptanz geschlechtlicher Vielfalt eröffnet.

Substance Use Disorders in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients

Assessment and Treatment

Author: Sandra C. Anderson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512694

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4629

Internalized homophobia, alienation, poor support structures, and high levels of depression all contribute to substance abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, with social activity at bars and clubs reinforcing addictive behavior. The threat of bias in treatment programs also prevents many from seeking help. An essential resource for human service professionals searching for the latest research on these unique issues, this volume features both state of the art practice methods for treating substance use disorders and up-to-date analyses of sexual orientation and gender identity issues, heterosexism, and the ethical challenges of working with the LGBT community. Sandra Anderson discusses practice with individuals, couples, families, and small groups, as well as practice at the program level. Drawing on case studies with her own clients and from social service agencies that treat LGBT clients, Anderson emphasizes evidence-based treatment models, including motivational enhancement therapy, contingency management, the matrix model, and community reinforcement. Packed with recommendations for effective practice, this singular volume confronts the obstacles faced not only by clients with addictions but also by the LGBT population as a whole.