Gender Recognition Act 2004


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Gender Recognition Act 2004

A UK law that went into effect in 2005 which allows transsexual people to apply to a Gender Recognition Panel for legal recognition of their chosen gender, which would impact on the person’s rights regarding marriage, parenthood, peerage, etc.
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Under the Gender Recognition Act 2004, the sex of transsexual people is now whatever is on their birth certificate and a Gender Recognition Certificate can correct the birth certificate - this is great progress.
Key words: transsexuals, judith butler, gender recognition act 2004
What if the current framework of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 is inadequately representing the rights and the legitimate expectations of the subjects which it claims to represent?
This essay will critically consider this possibility and ask in particular whether poststructuralist thought regarding gender has any applicability in the legal treatment of transsexed individuals in the law in light of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
Furthermore, even the Gender Recognition Act 2004, a comparatively progressive piece of legislation, begins with the requirement that subjects who seek to have their gender legally reassigned must be 'living in the other gender' (s 1 (1) (a)).
Statutory framework: The Gender Recognition Act 2004
Denise is legally recognised as a woman after having her birth certificate changed as permitted by the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
Under the Gender Recognition Act 2004, people can obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate which means they will be considered as their new sex in the eyes of the law.
The gender policy applies to all LGU events and has been drawn up in accordance with the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.