Hope for Government rethink on trans reforms

Mar 2, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage:

The Government will drop plans to make it easier for people to legally change gender, the Times has reported.

Ministers’ formal response to a public consultation on updating the Gender Recognition Act, launched by Theresa May in 2018, is expected by the summer, after several delays.

In the meantime, a Government source has told the Times that: “While we believe adults should be able to live their lives, and trans rights should be respected and protected, the government also has a role to play in protecting children.”

Concerns have also been raised by women’s groups about the impact of transgenderism on the safety of women in single-sex spaces such as changing rooms and prisons and the impact on women’s sport.

The Government’s new cautious stance, if it bears out, would be a welcome contrast to the approach of Theresa May, who said she wanted “a process that is more streamlined and de-medicalised”.

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