This recent Illinois Supreme Court case most clearly impacts on transsexuals who cross-dress, but its treatment of appearance rights in general has serious implications for a broad cross-section of society. The authors place the case in the historical context of prior appearance litigation and examine its implications for similar litigation in the future. Special attention is paid to the way in which restrictions on personal appearance can operate to oppress minorities of all types.
Laura Richards Craft and Matthew A. Hodel,
City of Chicago v. Wilson and Constitutional Protection for Personal Appearance: Cross-Dressing as an Element of Sexual Identity,
30 Hastings L.J. 1151
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