They, Their, Them: A Case for Non-Gendered Language in Australian Judgments
(2018) 43 Alternative Law Journal 203
Posted: 11 Apr 2019 Last revised: 6 Apr 2020
Date Written: August 31, 2018
This article considers the use of binary gendered language in Australian legal writing, particularly in the written decisions of Australia's courts. The article contends that, given the increasing litigation of issues surrounding gender identity, it would be prudent for Australian judges to use non-gendered language in their judgments. The article includes proposals as to how judges might be encouraged to employ non-gendered language in their judgments.
Keywords: Courts, legal language, LGBTI, transgender
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