Future of Legal Gender has four key aims:
- To critically explore different ways of reforming legal gender status, focusing on England and Wales, while drawing on experiences in other countries, the different legal approaches taken towards other social characteristics, such as religion, disability, ethnicity and sexuality, and the views of activists, policy-makers, NGOs, lawyers and the wider public.
- To contribute to ongoing policy and political discussions relating to current legal reform proposals, while taking a longer-term approach.
- To understand different people’s hopes and worries in relation to both the current legal framework and different approaches to legal reform.
- To contribute to broader discussions about the changing character of gender and the contribution law can make to how it is changing.