The Gender Recognition Act 2004 was passed more than 10 years ago to allow trans people to legally change their gender. However, very little is currently known about the effects of this legal framework on trans people’s decision making and their engagement with this specific law. In this talk, Flora Renz will consider some of the key problematic aspects of the GRA, particularly regarding its effect on people who deviate from accepted gender norms. Beyond evaluating the existing legal framework for gender recognition, this talk will further explore the inherent limitations of legal attempts to regulate and certify gender identity.
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