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As title, who are the "trans persons" the judge refers to? What is a "trans person" legally?

There is clearly a difference to those with a GRC, as the latter is said to be a subset of the wider group of "trans persons".

So, what are trans people legally? How are they identified? Is it just people who are assumed to have a GRC?

As title, who are the "trans persons" the judge refers to? What is a "trans person" legally? There is clearly a difference to those with a GRC, as the latter is said to be a subset of the wider group of "trans persons". So, what are trans people legally? How are they identified? Is it just people who are assumed to have a GRC?

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[–] NecessaryScene 8 points (+8|-0) Edited

What is a "trans person" legally?

It's not a concept in law.

The judge seemed to be acknowledging that many who called themselves "trans" would not be covered under "gender reassignment" in the Equality Act.

That was (nominally) intended to cover transsexuals and is worded in terms of people undergoing or intending to undergo a transition. Just calling yourself "non-binary" or dying your hair is not that.

(But the Equality Act would cover people undergoing transition with or without GRC).