The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has been working on new guidance for schools on … [Read more...] about Could do better. The EHRC should rewrite its draft guidance.
In 2015 the Women and Equalities Committee of the House of Commons conducted an inquiry into equality for transgender (trans) people and in January 2016 published its report. This was the catalyst for a series of changes in the UK. Although the law was not changed, policy guidance issued by the EHRC tended towards accepting people's self-declared gender. In 2018 the government adopted the proposal from the committee's report to simplify the process by which someone could change their legal sex and get a new birth certificate in its proposed reform of the Gender Recognition Act, and conducted a consultation on the proposals. The results are due to be published in 2019.
Guest post by Maya Forstater. Last week the Women and Equalities Select Committee said what so … [Read more...] about Single sex services & the Equality Act: A new statutory Code of Practice must help everyone get clear what “single sex” means.
The Council of Europe, founded in 1949 and distinct from the European Union, is an international … [Read more...] about The impact of the Council of Europe upon trans inclusion: Judgements and Contradictions
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The government has confirmed that it will not make any changes to the Equality Act as part of its … [Read more...] about Government says GRA reforms will not be at the expense of women’s rights: A self-declaration system must now be ruled out.