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  Legal aspects of transsexualism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Transsexual people are those who establish a permanent identity with the opposite gender to their birth Gender.
However, this was not legally tested until the case of Corbett v Corbett in 1970, where Arthur Corbett attempted to annul his marriage to April Ashley on the grounds that transsexuals were not recognised in English law.
Transsexual people were able to change their names freely; to get passports and driving licenses altered, to have their National Insurance details changed, and so forth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legal_aspects_of_transsexualism   (3953 words)

 TG as a factor in Child Custody
Legal Recognition of Transsexualism Tom is lucky that he was born, and resides, in Michi- gan.
Transsexualism is a medically recognized fact.[104] As the availability and awareness of treatment becomes more widespread, the issue of transsexual parents will occur more and more frequently in our courts.
A "true transsexual" is driven to have his (or her, see n.16 infra) body, appearance and social status altered to reflect the sex he perceives himself to be.
jadephoenix.org /lvtgw/Info_htm/Social/tg_cust1.htm   (3125 words)

 TransGenderCare.com : Guidance/Transition : Legal Aspects of Transsexualism
The court noted that an integral part of the presurgical process requires that a transsexual wear the clothing of the gender to which reassignment is sought throughout the preoperative stage, and that the ordinance in question, therefore, directly inhibited the treatment of the transsexual plaintiffs and their reassignment.
The preoperative transsexual who is presently, or is considering, wearing the clothing normally associated with the individual's gender of reassignment should be cautioned to give some thought to the activities the person will be involved in while dressed as a member of the gender of reassignment.
If the transsexual is an individual who may be involved in illegal activities such as prostitution, etc., he or she should be aware that to do so while so dressed exposes one to the possibility, more likely probability, of verbal and physical assaults by either arresting officers, jail staff, or other inmates.
www.transgendercare.com /guidance/resources/legal_aspects_ts.htm   (9420 words)

 IJ TRANSGENDER - Legal Aspects of Transsexualism in Brazilian Law - A Privat Law Approach - By C. Lima Marques, J.C.D., ...
According to legal writing and case law, this "marriage" is legally impossible (non-existent), on the ground of an essential inability to consummate the marriage with a person of the same sex.
The transsexuals in Brazil, seeking sex-change operation, either travel to other countries in which such operations are legal, or have the operations done secretly in private clinics somewhere in Brazil.
This legal uncertainty should be resolved, not by a judicial interpretation de lege ferenda or by analogy, as some single judges have done in Brazil, but by new legislation dealing particularly with this matter.
www.symposion.com /ijt/ijtc0105.htm   (2210 words)

 AEGiS-MISC: Sister Mary Elizabeth - an Icon for the World
Transsexuals in this state may not know that their ability to amend the sex moniker on their California birth certificate is directly attributed to her work.
In 1978, she wrote "Legal Aspects of Transsexualism," an important early document on the subject of transsexualism which is still referenced today.
She was behind the creation of the ACLU of Southern California Transsexual Rights Committee, the first such committee in the history of the ACLU impacting existing laws and regulations on both state and federal levels.
www.aegis.org /news/misc/2005/UPD050301.html   (2032 words)

 Phyllis Randolph Frye - Attorney at Law, Houston, Texas
While this type of marriage is currently not under legal attack, the heterosexual crossdresser and spouse have a definite stake in the trans-marriage issue.
The Fourth Court's decision stated that the legal definition of sex was a question for the legislature, not for the court.
Transsexualism is an ancient and persistent part of the human experience and is not in itself a medical illness or mental disorder.
www.transgenderlegal.com /albanylr1.htm   (7831 words)

 Medical Viewpoint
Transsexualism is a Gender Identity Disorder in which there is a strong and on-going cross-gender identification, i.e.
The present legal position is that people who have been diagnosed as experiencing transsexualism immediately lose a substantial part of their civil liberties.
Transsexualism is a Gender Identity Disorder in which there is a strong and on-going cross-gender identification, and a desire to live and be accepted as a member of the opposite sex.
inquirer.gn.apc.org /medical.html   (2680 words)

 IFGE Books - Legal Aspects of Transsexualism - Sr. Mary Elizabeth
In this legal primer for transsexuals she has clarified and compressed an astonishing amount of helpful information.
From A (for Armed Services) to V (for Vocational Rehabilitation), you will find precisely the directions you need for the dozens of situations you may face in your daily living - changing your name, coping with discriminations on the job, handling yourself during a police interrogation when you are cross-dressed, to mention a few.
Here you will learn what's legal, what's illegal and what lies in the gray area between.
www.ifge.org /books/legal_aspects_of_transsexualism.htm   (417 words)

 The Erickson Educational Foundation
The EEF sponsored innumerable public addresses on the topic of transsexualism in educational venues directed at medical professional and personnel, clergy, law enforcement officers, and university and college students.
The contribution to the development of the study and understanding transsexualism of Reed Erickson and the EEF is incalculable.
It was at this meeting, called in direct response to the chasm left in the field of transsexualism by the withdrawal of the support of the EEF, that HBIGDA and the Standards of Care were conceived.
web.uvic.ca /~erick123   (2017 words)

And I have been unfailingly impressed by the speed, energy and alloutness of her response to any appeal from a transsexual in distress.
If the transsexual is an individual who may be involved in illegal activities such as prostitution, etc., he or she should be aware that to do so while so dressed exposes one to the possibility, more likely probability, of verbal and physical assaults by either arresting officers, jail staff, or other inmantes.
The decision of which facility to assign a preoperative transsexual in mid- transition is complicated.
lvtgw.jadephoenix.org /Info_htm/TgLaw/tg_law02.htm   (9237 words)

 Review of Identity Management in Transsexualism
But wholly apart from these obvious difficulties of reconfiguring a life – apart, even, from the less obvious psychological strain involved in resolving transsexualism – there is a very practical set of problems few people consider who are not confronted with the need to do so.
Though less complete than Legal Aspects regarding specifics of the law, Identity Management is far more thorough in its consideration of the social implications that attend changing one's identity.
If you pass successfully, and if nothing otherwise points out your transsexualism, the wrong sex designation on a document may be looked at as a mistake.
www.sexuality.org /authors/henkin/whdenny.html   (787 words)

 Phyllis Randolph Frye - Attorney at Law, Houston, Texas
Once a person with male genitalia is legally married to a female-genitaled person, they will remain legally married regardless of whether one has genitalia-altering surgery and it then becomes a de facto same-sex marriage.
Other legal work was done by men and women who were lawyers in transition in the 1970s and 1980s and fought in their states for similar legal rights.
In summary, the status of national transgender legal and political activity in the fall of 1993 was as follows.
www.transgenderlegal.com /chpt22.htm   (8875 words)

 Transgender Employment Links
Mary Elizabeth's in-depth examination of legal aspects of transsexualism.
The full text of the ruling of the European Court of Justice declaring it to be against European law to discriminate against transsexuals in employment.
Transsexual Workers: An Employer's Guide and Working with a Transsexual: A Guide for Coworkers by Janis Walworth.
www.gendersanity.com /resources.shtml   (911 words)

 KarenSerenity.com-OFFICIAL WEBSITE-Karen Serenity Positive Thinking Successful Transsexual Women Role Models for ...
She was first diagnosed as transsexual at the Stanford Gender Dysphoria Clinic in early 1975 at the age of 17.
She was a enthusiastic lecturer on the subject of transsexuality, pleading for understanding from a public that all too often wanted to see transsexuals as freaks or perverts.
Christie Lee is a successful businesswoman, loving wife, involved advocate of transsexual rights and regularly participates by volunteering her time in support of affirmative, national and state, transsexual legislation.
www.karenserenity.com /OldSerenity/Friends3.htm   (9229 words)

 Kathoey - TheBestLinks.com - Ladyboy, Buddhism, Feminist, Gay, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Compared to Western countries, where transgender and transsexuals are just beginning to become visible (and demand their rights), kathoey are much more visible and more widely accepted in Thai culture.
Legal recognition of kathoey also is non-existent in Thailand: even after sex reassignment surgery, they are not allowed to change their legal gender.
Andrew Matzner: In Legal Limbo: Thailand, Transgendered Men, and the Law (http://home.att.net/~leela2/inlegallimbo.htm), 1999.
www.thebestlinks.com /Ladyboy.html   (624 words)

 Resources for Transsexual Parents in Minnesota
Legal Aspects of Transsexualism is distributed by J2CP Information Services, a non-profit education and information service providing referrals and help to the gender conflicted community and interested professionals
TSParenting is intended to be a helpful and supportive resource in the often difficult experience of being both transsexual and a parent.
TransFamily of Cleveland is a support group for transgendered and transsexual people, their parents, partners, children, other family members, friends, and supportive others.
www.flyballdogs.com /personal/tsparent_resources.html   (1136 words)

 Sex Change Handbook - Legal Issues
Systematic medical treatment of transsexualism was initiated in the early-fifties by Harry Benjamin, a prominent New York endocrinologist.
The transsexual, in sharp contrast, feels trapped in a body of the wrong sex and seeks release; either through skilled surgical intervention, or through what ever means-including suicide-available to effectively escape.
Finally, in 1988, custody was given to a transsexual parent, In Re Custody of T. who had determined for the present to maintain his male identity and not cross dress, even though his son knew of his father's gender conflict.
heartcorps.com /journeys/everything/legal.htm   (9471 words)

 The Paper Chase   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is a particularly crucial aspect of proceeding along the steps of your transition.
The first is another legal piece of identification, which also establishes your residency, and you can’t legally work without a valid Social Security Card.
With your legal name change document and your old/current Social Security card both in hand (advisedly along with some further identification to show that you are the person in question), you can also request that they change the “sex” designation.
www.twentyclub.org /docs/paper.html   (2306 words)

 News Clip: Joanna Clark as TS Activist
ACLU of Southern California’s Transsexual Rights Committee, the first such committee in the history of the ACLU.
overturning of a 1973 federal regulation prohibiting the use of federal funds to provide vocational rehabilitation services to transsexuals, is but one example of the commitee’s work.
She is a graduate of Saddle back college and the University of the State of New York, with degrees in human services, psychology, and sociology.
www.transhistory.net /history/TH_NewsClip_Joanna1.html   (646 words)

Biologists may theorize that in the lower animal species, inability of the male and female of the species to recognize each other's differences may lead to frustration of the reproductive urge.
We may accept as a fact that apparently the human species is the only one in which true gender can be more or less successfully concealed and that transsexuality and transvestism are not necessarily manifestations of homosexuality (Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry (supra) at p.
Texas in U.S. Supreme Court (#73--627) reported in 42 U.S.L.W. 3354, citing Legal Aspects of Transsexualism, published by Erickson Educational Foundation.
wings.buffalo.edu /law/bclc/web/nysimmons.htm   (1891 words)

 "Coming Home: Speach by Tyler Carver (TAMFS)
Tyler is a member of Downtown United Presbyterian Church (DUPC) and a member of the church’s pastor nominating committee.
A transsexual person, female to male, Tyler said he got excellent support from his church community: spiritually, emotionally, and financially.
Hausman Bernice L., Changing Sex : Transsexualism, Technology, and the Idea of Gender, NC: Duke University Press, 1995.
www.tamfs.org /new/carver.asp   (173 words)

 FAQ: Points to Discuss about Transition
The symptoms individuals experience when their body and outward appearances do not match their sense of gender identity is called Gender Dysphoria.
The common name used for the group of individuals with this condition is Transsexuals.
Davidson, M.J. and Earnshaw, J. (Eds.), Vulnerable workers: Psychosocial and legal issues, pp.
members.tgforum.com /tpt/management_talking_points.htm   (720 words)

 Legal Aspects Of Identity Fraud Data And Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fraud examiners face many legal concerns when conducting.
Use and zoning landlord tenant legal malpractice lemon law litigation unauthorized disclosure of Valerie plume's CIA identity, and the the broad federal fraud statute, too, may apply.
Of transsexualism as a disturbance of gender identity, where individuals experience all marriages for example, fraud and absence of consummation.
www.identity-theft-info.net /legal-aspects-of-identity-fraud.html   (715 words)

 Transgender Employment Links from Transgendered.net
In keeping with Transgendered.net's concern for your well-being, here are some very useful links that will help you in joining the workforce.
Dianna Cicotello (also known as Dana Cole), who has been doing employment coaching and employer education and mediation for transgender workers for over 15 years, offers her booklets, "The Employer's Guide to Gender Transition" and "Changes--A Co-Worker's Guide to Gender Transition," for sale.
Publications about transsexualism are can be ordered, including "Medical, Legal and Workplace Issues for the Transsexual" by Kirk Rothblatt, "The Transsexual's Survival Guide II--Family, Friends, Employers" by Stringer, and "True Selves--Understanding Transsexualism" by Brown Rounsley.
www.transgendered.net /hotlinks2.html   (636 words)

 Transsexual   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A description of estrogens, progesterones, and androgens, and their effect on MtF & FtM transsexually inclined persons.
Photo reportage of transsexual secret society that defies all the conventions of the normal world
www.agender.org.nz /library/Categories/Transsexual.html   (297 words)

 DignityUSA - Transgender Issues
This site is a Transgender and Transsexual Resources and Links site.
It currently has over 3300 links to various topics, issues and related sites on it.
Books, videos, and magazines for and about crossdressers, transvestites, transsexuals and transgender issues.
www.dignityusa.org /transgender/index.html   (363 words)

 TG Handbook
Transsexuals in the work place-a guide for employers
Writings on all aspects of the transgender experience
A Four Hour Video program on two DVDs follows Teresa, a post-op TS, through radical bone surgery to change her skull and face
heartcorps.com /journeys/everything.htm   (403 words)

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