Queering Brexit: what’s in Brexit for sexual and gender minorities?

Danisi, Carmelo, Dustin, Moira and Ferreira, Nuno (2019) Queering Brexit: what’s in Brexit for sexual and gender minorities? In: Dustin, Moira, Ferreira, Nuno and Millns, Susan (eds.) Gender and Queer Perspectives on Brexit. Gender and Politics . Palgrave, Cham, pp. 239-272. ISBN 9783030031220

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Abstract

On 24 June 2016, many people had the feeling that they had gone to bed the night before in the United Kingdom and had woken up in Little Britain – a country prone to isolationism and protectionism, risking hurting its economic and social development for the sake of imperial nostalgia and moral panic about ‘loss of sovereignty’ and ‘mass migration’. That feeling inevitably affected many individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and other (LGBTIQ+). Although the possible impact of Brexit seems to have been scrutinised from most angles, there has been limited analysis of how it may affect LGBTIQ+ individuals. This contribution assesses Brexit in relation to the situation of LGBTIQ+ individuals. This is particularly timely in the light of the recent UK Supreme Court decision in Walker v Innospec Limited, where the Court relied on European Union (EU) law to hold a provision of the Equality Act 2010 unlawful for violating pension rights of same-sex couples.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Brexit, queer, European Union, UK, sexual minorities, gender minorities, human rights, equality policy, soft law, socio-cultural environment, economic resources, regional variations, civil society
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0012 Sexual life > HQ0019 Sexual behaviour and attitudes. Sexuality
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0012 Sexual life > HQ0031 Sex instruction and sexual ethics
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0012 Sexual life > HQ0074 Bisexuality
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0012 Sexual life > HQ0075 Homosexuality. Lesbianism
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0012 Sexual life > HQ0077 Transvestism
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0012 Sexual life > HQ0077.7 Transexualism
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ1075 Sex role
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ1088 Men
K Law
K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence
K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland
K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > KD0051 England and Wales
K Law > KJ Europe
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Depositing User: Nuno Ferreira
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 10:02
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 13:23
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/79020

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