McEwan, others and SASOD in the Guyana cross-dressing case likely heading to the CCJ

McEwan, others and SASOD in the Guyana cross-dressing case likely heading to the CCJ

Monday February 27, 2017, Attorneys, Gino Persaud and Arif Bulkan with litigant Gulliver McEwan and Joel Simpson (managing director of SASOD) outside with the media, after the decision was delivered by the Court of Appeal.

The Guyana Court of Appeal, this morning, in an oral decision delivered by the Honourable Chancellor Carl Singh, confirmed that the expression of ones gender identity as a trans person is not in and of itself a crime. 

However, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal brought before it by McEwan et al, who argued that the law was unconstitutional. 

The Court of Appeal among other things said that the 1893 cross-dressing law was a 'saved law' and immunized from challenge on the basis that it violated fundamental rights.

There is no written judgement available at this time. 

Stay tuned for a more detailed release to the Court of Appeal's response from SASOD, GTU and U-RAP. 

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