HMSO and UK
UK legislation and discussion document, see:
Research paper into the Gender Recognition Bill
prepared for the Minister, giving facts, figures
and a overview of the situation in the UK; and
Gender Recognition Act 2004 - the finalised
act which came into force in July 2004
Ministry of Justice
The new Ministry
of Justice has taken over responsibility for the
issue of Gender and Transsexual rights. However
Department of Constitutional Affairs also
has a number of useful publication and fact
sheets. The site contains discussions
on the Gender Recognition Act, including a useful
collection of Parliamentary questions and answers
throughout the debate. The page also contains
and FAQ and a links page.
A very comprehensive
site covering policy matters, parliamentary
campaigns, gender labels and labelling, employment
issues etc. See especially: Legal section for
legislation, cases, Employment Tribunal decisions,
human rights cases etc.
Gender, and the Law: National and International
by the School of Law at the University of Chicago.
Most of the references are US based, but it
does look at some resources from elsewhere.
and Gay Association
Legal Survey on legal position of gay, lesbian
and transgendered people around the world, and
information and articles on a variety of relevant
European Court of Human
following the signing of the European Convention
on Human Rights in 1950, the ECHR is a product
of the Council of Europe, a separate organisation
from the European Union, but it is an extremely
important Court. The HUDOC database contains full
text access to human rights case judgments from
inks to gay laws worldwide, including short
summaries of the legislation/cases in various
electronic library with news clippings, political
contact information, newsletters, essays, images,
hyperlinks, and every other kind of information
resource of interest to the GLBO community.
See: Legal Resources for a range of (US) cases,
laws and commentaries.
site containing lots of information on Gay and
Lesbian issues. Click on Information Bank for
links to Criminal Law and Legal Advices. Also,
click on Multiple Discriminations for information
on Transgenderism. Excellent links sections
for further research.
is one of the UK's leading human rights and
civil liberties organisations. It was founded
as the National Council for Civil Liberties
in 1934 Among other Human Rights issues,
Liberty has also been involved in the area of
sexual and gender equality. Click on Issues
and then choose either Human Rights or Equality
to see resources and links.
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
all aspects of equality including discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation. Lists the
legislation applicable to Northern Ireland.
Good links page
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Site for England
Wales and Scotland. As well as general information,
it also includes discussions on the proposed
new combined body the Equality and Human Rights
Commission, to replace the EOC, the Campaign
for Racial Equality and Disability Rights Commission
Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
See the Index
on the left hand side under Publications, Investigations
& Research for NIHRC activities in the area
Trades Union Congress
Click on drop
down menu for Equality and follow the links
to information on employment rights, campaign
issues and the legal response to issues of discrimination
in the workplace.
Coalition on Sexual
A Northern Ireland
campaign and support site, with some guidance
(including legal), publications and news on
the issues facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Trans (LGBT) groups.
Identity Research and Education Society
among other documents and information, the text
of the Gender Recognition Bill (now the Gender
Recognition Act 2004) as well as replies to
the draft bill. and information on 'informed
consent' and employment discrimination.
European Information. Click on Gender Equalities
for excellent information on the role of Europe
in legislating against gender (male/female)
site to ILGA. This site gives information,,
EU documents, press releases and publications.