British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stated that will change the Equality Act of 2010 for protect single-sex spaces reserved for women, stating that biological sex is 'fundamental and important'.
The intervention follows concerns about the lack of clarity of existing legislation on the subject, which could allow so-called MtoF trans persons to access spaces reserved for women even if they are biologically male.
"I have been very clear that when it comes to issues like this, biological sex is of paramount importance' said Sunak on 9 June on his way to Washington, where he was to meet President Joe Biden.
"I have said this several times and with regard to the Equality Act, in particular, the Government specifically asked the Equality and Human Rights Commission for an opinion (see here) on this particular topic and then, of course, we will see him again'.
The Prime Minister's statement comes a few days before parliamentarians debate the request to make the 2010 law clearer, presented through a petition signed by more than 100,000 people. The petition requests that the law be amended to clarify that when it is said that people cannot be discriminated against on the basis of sex, this means biological sex and not the gender one identifies with.
Sunak thus wanted to reassure not only potential voters, but also some Conservative party members who had feared that the government had 'cooled' on the idea of changing the law that could dominate the debate ahead of the next elections.
Also Education Minister Gillan Keegan is preparing new rules to protect female and male toilets in schools (against neutral bathrooms imposed by LGBTQ counselling)as well as new guidelines on pronouns at school and an independent investigation into the current teaching of sex education. The work began after a group of parents sued the Ministry of Education for allowing their children to be indoctrinated into gender identity, as we told you here.
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Translation and adaptation by Maria Celeste