TRAVERSING NO-ONE'S LAND

What is sex? What is gender? The law, unhelpfully, uses both terms interchangeably at present although case law now recognises that sex is a function of biology and gender one of self-perception. To add to the confusion, at local level councils are often unsure of the difference and organisations struggle to understand what the law requires of them. As the government proposes to reform the Gender Recognition Act this panel will look at what the law actually is in this area and how it is applied in practice, and asks: is there a workable solution? And is it something that legislation can ever resolve?

Speakers:

Kristina Harrison

Rosa Freedman

Judith Green

Niamh O’Brien

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