Abolishing legal sex status: The challenge and consequences of gender-related law reform

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Future of Legal Gender Report

The Future of Legal Gender was a collaborative research project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (EDRC), that ran from May 2018 until April 2022.
It explored, from a social justice perspective, the legal, social, and policy implications of reforming the current system in England & Wales which requires everyone to have a legal sex.
The research has identified benefits to decertification, including dismantling a legal system which formally places people, from birth, in unequal socialcategories of female and male; supporting greater self-expression – free from gender constraints; and removing the legal burdens currently placed on people who want state recognition of a change in their sex and gender status.

Read the full report here