No true Scotswoman — breaking down the understanding of sex and gender at law

Rachel Saunders
7 min readFeb 29, 2024
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When we come to define sex and gender under the UK common law there are accepted ordinary meanings outlines in Corbett and the Equality Act 2010 which we can draw upon. However, there is a crucial weakness in these definitions, namely that the more criteria that are added to an ordinary meaning the more restrictive it becomes, and the more people are…

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