One-click consultation submission defending female rights

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SEND A READY-MADE RESPONSE

To make this quick and easy to do, we have included some answers to the questions relating to women’s rights for you.  All you have to do is fill out your contact details below, check you agree with our suggested answers and press SEND MY RESPONSE.

 

Your consultation response will then be sent directly to the Government by email and you will also receive a copy for your records. (note: the Government’s consultation document confirms that it will accept submissions by email as an alternative to using their online submission form)

 

Respondent Information


The Government says this form must be completed and returned with your response to the consultation

Consultation Questions

Dear Minister for Women and Equalities,

• I support the right of transgender people to live safely and free from the discrimination they experience because they identify as transgender.

• I also support the right of women to live safely and free from the discrimination they experience because they were born into the female sex.

• However, no increase in the legal rights of transgender people should come at the expense of women’s existing legal rights, or diminish in any way a woman's right to safety, privacy or fairness.


MY VIEWS ON CHANGES TO THE GENDER RECOGNITION ACT ARE AS FOLLOWS.

I HAVE LIMITED MY RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS 3, 9, 12, 13a, 14, 15, 19, 20 AND 22 AS THESE CONCERN ME THE MOST.


Q3. Do you think there should be a requirement in the future for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria?

Yes

Please explain the reasons for your answer

If doctors, diagnoses and medical reports aren't part of the checking process it means anyone can declare themselves male or female and no one can say otherwise. it leaves the system open to abuse by anyone, for any reason.


Q9. Do you think the privacy and disclosure of information provisions in section 22 of the Gender Recognition Act are adequate ?

No

If no, how do you think it should be changed ? Birth sex should never be confidential when a male-born person is attempting to access a female-only space.


Q12. Do you think that the participation of trans people in sport, as governed by the Equality Act 2010, will be affected by changing the Gender Recognition Act ?

Yes

Please give reasons for your answer

I do not support any changes that would increase the number of people gaining a GRC because it will be more difficult to exclude male-born people from female-only sports if more male-born people have birth certificates saying they were born female.


Q13a. Do you think that the operation of the single-sex and separate-sex service exceptions in relation to gender reassignment in the Equality Act 2010 will be affected by changing the Gender Recognition Act ?

Yes

Please give reasons for your answer

I do not support any changes that would increase the number of people gaining a GRC because it will be more difficult to exclude male-born people from female-only spaces if more male-born people have birth certificates saying they were born female.


Q14. Do you think that the operation of the occupational requirement exception in relation to gender reassignment in the Equality Act 2010 will be affected by changing the Gender Recognition Act ?

Yes

Please give reasons for your answer

I do not support any changes that would increase the number of people gaining a GRC because it will be more difficult to exclude male-born people from female-only occupations if more male-born people have birth certificates saying they were born female.


Q15. Do you think the operation of the communal accommodation exception in relation to gender reassignment in the Equality Act 2010 will be affected by changing the Gender Recognition Act ?

Yes

Please give reasons for your answer

I do not support any changes that would increase the number of people gaining a GRC because it will be more difficult to exclude male-born people from female-only accommodation if more male-born people have birth certificates saying they were born female.


Q19. Do you think that changes to the Gender Recognition Act will impact on areas of law and public services other than the Equality Act 2010 ?

Yes

Please give reasons for your answer

I do not support any changes that reduce eligibility requirements for a legal transition because it will mean more male-born prisoners requesting transfer into a women's prison.


Q20. Do you think that there needs to be changes to the Gender Recognition Act to accommodate individuals who identify as non-binary ?

No

If you would like to, please expand upon your answer

A persons legal sex must continue to be limited to either male or female.


Q22. Do you have any further comments about the Gender Recognition Act ?

Yes

If you answered yes, please add your comments.

A comprehensive, evidence-based equality impact assessment on all protected characteristics must be published before a draft bill is presented to parliament. All stakeholders must be engaged to get evidence of impact.

Data Protection information

When you press submit, Fair Play for Women will email a copy of this consultation response directly to the Government. You will also receive a copy. Fair Play for Women will not use your personal information for any other purpose and it will be deleted once the consultation has been analysed

 

Thank you for defending female rights!

14 thoughts on “One-click consultation submission defending female rights

  • 2018.10.09 at 09:40
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    I cannot thank you enough for making this possible. You are all brilliant.

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  • 2018.10.09 at 21:24
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    Well that was jolly easy! Thanks for making it so! Will try to get as many as poss. to fill this in.

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  • 2018.10.10 at 07:20
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    Thank you for providing this option!

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  • 2018.10.19 at 18:08
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    Great option. Both my husband and I have each submitted. Most people I’ve told about the consultation are totally unaware (and, to a person, can’t believe what’s on the table).

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  • 2018.10.19 at 18:48
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    So grateful to you and Women’s Place for the incredible support and leadership you’ve shown. Thanks for making this accessible and possible.

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  • 2018.10.19 at 20:37
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    Brilliant. Great answers. And Thanks because the Government website collapsed!

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  • 2018.10.19 at 22:58
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    Managed to get in under the wire, thank you for making it possible to complete in under a minute!

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  • 2018.10.19 at 23:57
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    Thank you for taking the pain out of the lengthy consultation document – which was very badly publicised.

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  • 2018.10.20 at 10:00
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    Thankyou so much for all your hard work on this incredibly serious issue.

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  • 2018.10.21 at 18:21
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    Well done for organising this campaign. I feel strongly that gender at birth should remain unaltered on a birth certificate (except in very rare medical conditions) for the safety and reassurance of everyone, including men.

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  • 2018.10.21 at 18:39
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    Thank you for making this easy to understand and defending women’s rights

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  • 2018.10.21 at 19:42
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    You are welcome. Thanks for making it easier to fill in the consultation. I agree with all your comments. ✌️

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