Guyana

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Justice Ian Chang

Guyanese Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang has ruled that cross-dressing is not a crime once it is not done for improper purposes, lifting a partial ban on the practice which goes to the heart of transgender activities here.  GLBT rights activists have already indicated that they will appeal the decision, seeking a ruling that nullifies the decades-old legislation that restricts the way people dress in Guyana.  The chief justice was not convinced the cross-dressing law amounted to “discrimination” on the basis of gender, which would have been in violation of the Guyana constitution.

Guyana court rules that cross-dressing is not a crime if not for ‘improper purpose’.

Guyana Judge Clarifies Rule Against Cross-Dressing – ABC News.

Press Release_ Constitutional Court Reserves Judgment in Guyana Cross Dressing Case _ SASOD.

Magistrate’s ‘Come to Jesus’ appeal to transgender men not discriminatory – Stabroek News – Georgetown, Guyana.

Guyana court rules cross-dressing is not a crime _ Reuters.

Court upholds ban on cross-dressing — Guyana Times.

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