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Professor Greenberg Publishes New Book on Intersexuality

December 12, 2011

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Professor Julie Greenberg’s book, Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters, has just been published by New York University Press.

In Intersexuality and the Law, Professor Greenberg examines the role that legal institutions can play in protecting the rights of people with an intersex condition. She also explores the relationship between the intersex movement and other social justice movements that have effectively utilized legal strategies to challenge similar discriminatory practices. She discusses the feasibility of forming effective alliances and developing mutually beneficial legal arguments with feminists, LGBT organizations, and disability rights advocates to eradicate the discrimination suffered by these marginalized groups.

In a review of the book, Shannon Minter, Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR),  and lead counsel for same-sex couples in the landmark California marriage equality case, wrote: “This volume solidifies Greenberg’s reputation as a thinker of uncommon clarity and, unquestionably, the leading legal scholar on intersex issues…Based on her unparalleled knowledge of the nuances and internal debates among intersex advocates, Greenberg provides a richly detailed and masterful account of the legal issues affecting intersex people, enlivened by a keen appreciation of the tensions and potential conflicts between legal advocacy for intersex and transgender people.”

Professor Greenberg is grateful to everyone involved in the project and stated,  “for those of you who helped support me through this publication—thank you so much!”