This Article maintains that the Real ID Act highlights the need for U.S. federal gender recognition legislation in the mold of the GRA. Part II offers background into the psychology of transgender people, explaining how the medical community views and treats this "condition." Part III illustrates the fundamental value of gender recognition rights and examines the inadequacy of U.S. statutory and case law. This discussion then traces the evolution of the GRA in the United Kingdom as the culmination of a mandate from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Part IV argues that the United States should adopt a modified GRA, highlighting problems in that Act and offering suggestions to improve protection of transgender people.
A Quest for Acceptance: The Real ID Act and the Need for Comprehensive Gender Recognition Legislation in the United States,
Mich. J. Gender & L.
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