gender recognition act

Jamie Greene speaking at the PinkNews summer reception in Edinburgh. (Ashley Coombes) The Scottish Conservatives’ shadow justice secretary Jamie Greene has said he can’t “defend the indefensible” when it comes to the UK government’s approach to LGBTQ+ rights. Speaking at PinkNews’ summer reception in Edinburgh on Wednesday (29 June), Greene, who is the most senior
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Caroline Nokes, Tory MP and chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee. (Leon Neal/Getty Images) The Tory government failed in its responsibilities with its botched handling of Gender Recognition Act reform – and should seek to fix its wrongs by 2023, says the Women and Equalities Committe. The committee, chaired by Tory MP Caroline Nokes,
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Minister for Women and Equalities Liz Truss. (NurPhoto via Getty/ David Cliff) The government’s so-called equalities office tried to wish everyone a happy Pride Month, but in light of its recent actions, it wildly backfired. The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has disappointed the LGBT+ time and time again under the leadership of Conservative minister for
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Liz Truss leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on February 13, 2020.(TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty) The Conservative minister for women and equalities, Liz Truss, has been accused by Liberal Democrat peer baroness Liz Barker of hiding details of meetings she had about the Gender Recognition Act. Baroness Barker, who is the LGBT+ spokesperson in
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GMB Union, one of the UK’s biggest trade unions, has demanded that the UK government finally reform the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) and tackle transphobia. The union, which counts more than 600,000 members, urged minister for women and equalities Liz Truss to introduce much-needed reforms in a letter earlier this week (August 11). In the
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Minister for Women and Equalities Liz Truss (WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images) The deputy chair of the LGBT Conservatives has urged the government to show more empathy towards trans people “instead of pandering to a culture war”. Writing in the i, John Cope called on the government to stop punishing trans people for male violence
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Liz Truss gives a speech at think-tank ‘Onward’ on March 19, 2019 in London. (PLuke Dray/Getty Images) Topping off a dispiriting few years for trans Britons, vital plans to reform legislation around legally changing one’s gender have been reportedly abandoned. But ministers hope to, nevertheless, “placate” the LGBT+ community by introducing a state ban on
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The Catholic Church has explained its position on trans rights – and it’s singing from a very old, very homophobic hymn book. (Michael Campanella/Getty Images) The Catholic Church has vowed to defeat gender recognition reform in Scotland to reassert the “natural instinct” of marriage between one man and one woman. The church restated its long-standing
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Protesters demonstrate outside the Scottish Parliament for reform of the Gender Recognition Act, in an event organised by the Scottish Trans Alliance, on June 12, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Ken Jack/Getty Images) Proposals floated by the SNP to reduce the length of time trans people must live in their “acquired gender” before getting a Gender
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Labour MP Dawn Butler called out Baroness Williams for saying that GRA reform is “contentious.” (Paul Grace) Dawn Butler, Labour MP and shadow women and equalities secretary, gave a powerful and frustrated speech on the delays to Gender Recognition Act (GRA) reform, and hit back at Baroness Williams on the issue. Butler started by saying: 
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