Some sense at last on pick-your-own sex

Oct 9, 2019 by

by Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman:

FOR once, some good news: ‘Pick your own sex’ plans are shelved. ‘Equalities Minister Liz Truss abandons drive to relax laws around changing gender’ announced the Mail on Sunday, claiming Truss’s change of stance as a victory for the paper. 

Well, good for the Mail on Sunday. And good for Liz Truss if she is finally reversing the May, Miller and Mordaunt surrender to the LGBT lobby and its mission to change the law to allow for gender self-identification.

Prompted by the paper’s reports of rocketing numbers of under-18s starting radical (hormonal and surgical) sex change treatment, Ms Truss had decided to put plans for the reform of the Gender Recognition Act on ice, they reported.

But reading on, whether she had yet grasped the wider concerns about transgenderism voiced by writers like Rod Liddle, regarding the widespread imposition of the trans pretence, becomes less clear. Someone ‘close to’ her, has assured the MoS that the Secretary of State’s belief remains that ‘adults should be given full freedom to decide how they want to live their lives and should not face barriers to doing so’.

It is when children are growing up and ‘are still developing those decision-making capabilities’ where there is ‘a role to be played in protecting them and making sure that the implications of decisions are fully understood’.

It is a worrying comment, as though how we treat adults’ presumed rights and what children come to understand might be theirs are entirely unrelated. What exactly too are the barriers referred to?  And where does Ms Truss think this surge in demand for under-age gender reassignment comes from, if not from the encouragement of her well-meaning but foolish former colleagues, who began their Government meddling in the nightmare world of transgenderism back in 2015.

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