THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — I’m still trying to find the handle on this thing, but it appears that an appeals court in the UK has found that a trans person withholding certain facts prior to sex with another person may be charged with committing a criminal act.
In the case in question, a trans man did not inform his partner that he did not have a penis and surprised his partner when he inserted a prosthetic instead. The appeals court said this was not informed consent.
If I’m reading the case documents correctly, this ruling would also be applicable to cis people if one’s partner was expecting a penis and got prosthetic instead.
I don’t know enough about this case to comment further, however this ruling does seem to open a Pandora Box, does it not?
Anyone familiar with this case or UK law, feel free to comment!
Tip of the hat to Barbara Barrett.
| EWCA Crim 1051|
Court document: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2013/1051.html
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