Defining the Human: Are Transgender People Strangers to the Law?

Lloyd, Abigail W.
May 2005
Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice;2005, Vol. 20, p150
Academic Journal
Looks at the dehumanizing rhetoric the law relies on to excuse doctrinally unsupportable denial of legal protection for transgender people in reference to the case of Josh, a female-to-male transgender man from Springfield, Illinois. Theories of the normalcy; Factors that contributed to the failure of law to recognize liminal subjects of normalcy among transgender people; Examination of sex discrimination, disability and sexual orientation laws to determine whether certain subset of transgender people might obtain protection.


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