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Transsexuals pose dilemmas for the law in (a) defining a male or a female; (b) deciding what
partners are legally acceptable for marriage; (c) assessing the best interests of children after divorce;
(d) interpreting employment discrimination based on gender or handicap; (e) permitting public cross
dressing; (f) reviewing third-party reimbursement for medical procedures that may be deemed
cosmetic or experimental; (g) determining eligibility for sports competition; (h) meeting military
needs; and (i) determining socially and medically acceptable treatment in prison. Leading law cases
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