Sunil Raj, S (2020) Contested feelings: Mapping emotional journeys of LGBTI rights and reforms. Alternative Law Journal. ISSN 1037-969X

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This reflection explores how emotion shapes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights and law reforms. Drawing on case studies from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the author maps how disgust regulates sexuality, hate manifests in hate crime penalties, anger arises in anti-discrimination measures, fear polices refugee law, anxiety shapes trans children’s access to medical transition, pity and compassion inhibit intersex autonomy, and love enables marriage equality. Legal scholars, activists, lawyers, and judges need to take emotion seriously to better address the pressing challenges facing LGBTI people.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Emotion, LGBTI, critical legal theory, human rights
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
J Political Science > JC Political theory > JC571 Human Rights
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2020 11:35
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2021 01:30

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