by Jonathan Herring
from Modern Believing Vol 58:4 - October 2017

Abstract:

This article considers the definition of sex in English law. It argues that the current position is deeply flawed and reflects a heterosexist binary model of sex. With a particular focus on intersex people and theological writings on sexuality, it argues for the abolition of sex as a legal category. This opens up exciting new ways of thinking about, for example, marriage, as a relationship based around care, rather than sex.

Keywords:

SEX, INTERSEX, LAW, MALE, FEMALE, CARE, MARRIAGE


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