Changing the Gender Recognition Act restricts everyone’s freedom and does not improve the lives of transgender people

Jul 29, 2017 by

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Minister for Women and Equalities Justine Greening, has announced plans to “streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender…”

Currently, in order to change gender, an individual has to provide evidence that he/she has been living as the opposite gender for two years, as well as be medically diagnosed with gender dysphoria – a condition where a person experiences distress due to a perceived mismatch between his/her gender identity, and their objective bodily sex.

Now however Ms Greening is advancing her plan to remove the requirement for a doctor to confirm that an individual is suffering from dysphoria and remove the requirement that a person be living as the other gender for two years.

This move is ostensibly to make society more “inclusive” according to Ms Greening and end a “demeaning and broken” system, according to LGBT campaign group Stonewall.

[…] If Ms Greening gets her way, it appears that all that is needed to change your gender is to self-identify as that gender and undergo a simple administrative procedure.

This will not help people suffering with gender dysphoria […] Please sign this petition to Justine Greening urging her to reject these proposals which do not help people who identify as transgender, and will create many difficulties and legal chaos for the many people who inevitably resist.

Read here


See also: David Robertson’s Open Letter to Ms Greening, Christian Today

and a critique from Transgender Trend here


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