Transgender rights do not exist in isolation. A balance of rights must be struck for the good of the whole population. We must ask ourselves “What is reasonable for us to do as a society?” In what circumstances should someone be allowed to change the sex on their birth certificate?
It’s early morning. It’s dark outside. I’m bleary-eyed and sitting with a strong coffee in my favourite mug trying to wake up! I had a phone call late last night asking me to speak on the Nick Ferrari Breakfast show on LBC radio. I will be giving my views
Women: know your rights so you can start defending them! We recently published a post covering all aspects of UK Equality Law that relate to the rights of women. To accompany the comprehensive guide we have now made a useful factsheet. Please share widely on-line. Print it out and give
Dear World At One, we are writing to you as an organisation to express our concern and dismay at the way the issue of self-definition as a woman within the Labour party was presented on your show on Monday, 29th January 2018. The current dilemma over self-definition was presented as
Please listen to this 5 minute video first! 1) Introduction The UK government announced last year that the 2004 Gender Recognition Act will be reformed to make it easier and quicker for transgender people to apply for legal recognition of their preferred gender. The change will remove the need
The Woman’s Place UK campaign’s third meeting will be in Bristol on Thursday 8th February. Get your tickets here. The speakers are Stephanie Davies-Arai (Transgender Trend), Lynne Harne (Lesbian Rights Alliance), Jo Bartosch (Critical Sisters) and Judith Green (Woman’s Place UK) Chaired by Raquel Rosario Sanchez (Feminist Current) The Woman’s
It appears that the Labour Party in the UK have unofficially and undemocratically decided, without consulting party members or having any sort of vote, that anyone can self-define as a woman (note: not as men) and therefore apply for all-women shortlists, at least in under-25 categories so far –
Introduction The Gender Recognition Act 2004 is the legal framework by which a transgender person can have their preferred gender legally recognised. Since its introduction there have been approximately 4,500 gender recognition certificates (GRC) issued. The vast majority of transgender people do not have legal gender recognition and remain legally
Introduction This is the second part of two articles looking at the history of how the transgender laws we have today came about and the decisions that were made along the way. It is hoped this will give women a deeper understanding of the laws that now impact on
Introduction This is the first part of two articles looking at the history of how the transgender laws we have today came about and the decisions that were made along the way. It is hoped this will give women a deeper understanding of the laws that now impact on our
Introduction The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people in the UK from discrimination and is often used by trans-activists to claim that trans-identifying males must always be treated as, or allowed into spaces exclusively for, women. It is also often used as a reason by companies when women complain. They
Several Labour Party women have written that they welcome male applicants into female leadership programmes, if they identify as women. We feel that organisations are deaf to the majority concerns of women. Should much-needed opportunities for females be offered instead to males? Fair Play Women ask the Labour Party to reconsider. Read our letter here.
If government reforms of the Gender Recognition Act are made law it will have dangerous consequences within the UK prison service. Self-identification of legal gender will mean any male prisoner will be able to change his legal sex to female and become eligible for transfer into a women’s prison.
Full text of keynote talks: “Transgender Law Concerns Meeting: House of Commons, 31st October 2017. Chair: David Davies T C MP” with working, clickable source references. You can also download the original PDF here. For an easier read and our own contribution, see our other post “Proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act”.
I was honoured to attend the discussion in Westminster, as a representative of Fair Play For Women, around Maria Miller’s proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2004. This was the first time critical views had been heard! The room was packed with MPs, medical, legal and educational professionals. We heard from David Davies MP, Miranda Yardley, Stephanie Davies-Arai, James Caspian and others. I spoke about unfairness in sport. (Videos)