UK: towards a legal distinction between 'born women' and trans people

The British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak takes a decisive step backwards on so-called 'trans rights' in the skin of women. And instructs the Minister for Equal Opportunities to prepare a change in the legal definition of sex by distinguishing it from 'perceived' sex. Even when the 'gender change' certificate has been obtained
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UK: verso una distinzione legale tra "nate donne" e trans

British Minister for Women and Equal Opportunities Kemi Badenoch

Rishi Sunak wants to create a legal distinction between women by birth and men who 'become female' on documents after obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC).

The new British prime minister gave a turnaround to solve the problems caused by the legal recognition of perceived gender which does not correspond to the reality of the bodies: it was only a few days ago that news about theIndependent enquiry ordered by Sunak into the teaching of gender identity in schools (we told you about it here).

Sunak instructed Kemi Badenoch, Minister for Women and Equal Opportunities, to prepare an amendment to the Equality Act's legal definition of sex, 2010 law that legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in society in general.

Badenoch approached the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for an assessment of the 'benefits or otherwise' of changing the legal definition of sex.

The minister stated that the need for clarity on biological sex and perceived gender has become more pressing following the initiatives of the Scotland to facilitate the registry sex change with a simple self-declaration (self ID or gender self-determination), which the UK government claims is contrary to the UK Equality Act.

In a article in the Times, EHRC chairwoman Baroness Falkner of Margravine wrote that she had recommended to the government the adoption of a biological definition of sex in the Equality Act, because the law got bogged down in "ambiguity and confusion" on transgender rights.

Changing the law would protect women by ensuring that spaces reserved for them can only be frequented by people born as women, while providing protection for trans people, guaranteeing them the health services they need based on their biological sex.

Here the news in the Times, here in the Guardian.

Translation and adaptation by Maria Celeste


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