A cura di Alexander Schuster
This book represents the effort by jurists from all walks of life – legal practitioners, scholars, judges, legal advisers to NGOs, and equality bodies – to reflect on the challenges that sexual orientation and gender identity pose to contemporary law. It originates from the international conference Equality and Justice - LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex) Rights in the XXI Century organized within the framework of the Equal-Jus.eu Project in Florence on May 12 and 13, 2011.
It discusses the state of legal studies in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity and deals more specifically with the notions and usage of sex and gender in the Western legal tradition, with constitutional and comparative law approaches, EU and migration law, and issues common to LGBTI couples such as freedom of movement, mutual recognition, parenthood, and inheritance. Significant attention it devoted to gender identity issues and to the role of the judiciary and of equality bodies in dealing with LGBTI cases. Essays are written in English, Italian and French.