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identity

(Individuality), noun being, characteristic, difference, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctive feature, distinctness, distinguishing characteristic, distinnuishing quality, idiosyncrasy, individualism, mannerism, oneness, originality, particularity, peculiarity, perceivable dissimilarity, personal characteristic, personality, quality of being singular, self, selfhood, selfness, singularity, speciality, specialty, specific quality, specificity, uniqueness, unlikeness
Associated concepts: duty to ascertain identity, proof of identity
Foreign phrases: Nihil facit error nominis cum de corpore constat.An error in the name is of no consequence when there is certainty as to the person. Ex multitudine signooum, colligitur identitas vera. The true identity of a thing is shown from a number of signs. Nomina sunt mutabilia, res autem immobiles. Names are mutable, but things are immutable.

identity

(Similarity), noun agreement, alikeness, coequality, comparability, conformability, consimilarity, consimilitude, consimility, duplication, equality, equipollence, equipollency, equivalence, homogeneity, identicalness, likeness, match, oneness, parallelism, parity, resemblance, sameness, semblance, similarity, similitude, synonymity, uniformity, unity
See also: par, personality, resemblance, semblance

IDENTITY, evidence. Sameness.
     2. It is frequently necessary to identify persons and things. In criminal prosecutions, and in actions for torts and on contracts, it is required to be proved that the defendants have in criminal actions, and for injuries, been guilty of the crime or injury charged; and in an action on a contract, that the defendant was a party to it. Sometimes, too, a party who has been absent, and who appears to claim an inheritance, must prove his identity and, not unfrequently, the body of a person which has been found dead must be identified: cases occur when the body is much disfigured, and, at other times, there is nothing left but the skeleton. Cases of considerable difficulty arise, in consequence of the omission to take particular notice; 2 Stark. Car. 239 Ryan's Med. Jur. 301; and in consequence of the great resemblance of two persons. 1 Hall's Am. Law Journ. 70; 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 509; 1 Paris, Med. Jur, 222; 3 Id. 143; Trail. Med. Jur. 33; Fodere, Med. Leg. ch. 2, tome 1, p. 78-139.
     3. In cases of larceny, trover, replevin, and the like, the things in dispute must always be identified. Vide 4 Bl. Com. 396.
     4. M. Briand, in his Manuel Complet de Medicine Legale, 4eme partie, ch. 1, gives rules for the discovery of particular marks, which an individual may have had, and also the true color of the hair, although it may have been artificially colored. He also gives some rules for the purpose of discovering, from the appearance of a skeleton, the sex, the age, and the height of the person when living, which he illustrates by various examples. See, generally, 6 C. & P 677; 1 C. & M. 730; 3 Tyr. 806; Shelf. on Mar. & Div. 226; 1 Hagg. Cons. R. 189; Best on Pres. Appx. case 4; Wills on Circums. Ev. 143, et seq.

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According to an article by Todd Melby in Contemporary Sexuality (2008), 14 percent of males and 5 percent of females have been attacked sexually because of gender identity.
Even if jurisdictions decided to collect system data on sexual orientation or gender identity, understanding exactly how many LGB and gender non-conforming youths enter the juvenile justice system as well as their detention patterns presents a unique challenge; youths can hide their gender identity and sexual orientation, making the accurate collection of data that links gender identity and sexual orientation to juvenile justice outcomes difficult.
And it paid no consideration at all to the particular vulnerabilities of people who need emergency shelters--women fleeing domestic and sexual abuse, or homeless people who themselves on average have higher rates of sexual abuse and mental health problems--and how gender identity policies might negatively impact these people.
The enactment also amends the Criminal Code to extend the protection against hate propaganda set out in that Act to any section of the public that is distinguished by gender identity or expression and to clearly set out that evidence that an offense was motivated by bias, prejudice or hate based on gender identity or expression constitutes an aggravating circumstance that a court must take into consideration when it imposes a sentence," (https://openparliament.
Drescher said that the causes for gender dysphoria remain unknown, as do the ways in which gender identity develops.
There are many barriers for primary pediatricians in addressing sexuality and gender identity concerns in their patients.
Bill C-16 will amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to add two prohibited grounds of discrimination: gender identity and gender expression.
Today, she said, there is no legal framework concerning this issue, nor is there a standard procedure that people who wish to legally change their gender identity can follow.
Last month, a Kappan article, "Seven reasons for accommodating transgender students at school," tackled the arguments against providing transgender students access to restroom facilities based on their gender identity.
The last several years have seen an increasing number of jurisdictions adopt laws preventing discrimination in employment based upon sexual orientation and gender identity.
This, despite the fact that Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is a recognized diagnosis in the mental health profession.
Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, schools receiving federal funds may not discriminate based on a student's sex, including a student's transgender status, and the guidance makes clear that both federal agencies treat a student's gender identity as the student's sex for the purposes of enforcing Title IX.

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