Queering brexit

Danisi, Carmelo, Dustin, Moira and Ferreira, Nuno (2017) Queering brexit. The UK in a Changing Europe.

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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.

There is certainly more than one ‘gay in the village’, so it is worth assessing 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: Other
Keywords: Brexit, LGBTIQ+, queer, European Union, UK
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: 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 > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > KD0051 England and Wales > KD3934 Constitutional law
K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > KD0051 England and Wales > KD3934 Constitutional law > KD4050 Individual and state. Nationality and citizenship
K Law > KJ Europe
Depositing User: Nuno Ferreira
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 08:53
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 08:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/70700
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