UK launches unprecedented attack on trans rights, will ban transition before 18

From Gay Star News:

Statement appears to threaten trans bathroom access.

Tris Reid-Smith
Apr. 23 2020

Britain’s new Equality Minister Liz Truss has announced a major government policy change on trans rights, banning transition before the age of 18.

Her statement may also be the start of an attack on trans people being able to use the right bathrooms and changing rooms.

Truss made the statement to the UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Select Committee. Her comments came as the UK Parliament got back to work yesterday with MPs speaking online from their homes.

In it, she said the government would finally be updating the Gender Recognition Act this summer.

The current law dates from 2004. And the Conservative government has been promising to update it for several years. They ran an extensive public consultation in 2018. But further progress stalled in 2019 as the UK parliament imploded over Brexit.

Trans people initially believed the act would make it easier to change gender. But since it went up for debate, new anti-trans voices have emerged in UK media and social media.

Truss’ statement on trans rights

Truss told the Women and Equalities Select Committee yesterday that they would be putting forward their plans for the Gender Recognition Act by the summer. She said:

‘There are three very important principles that I will be putting place.

‘First of all, the protection of single-sex spaces, which is extremely important.

‘Secondly making sure that transgender adults are free to live their lives as they wish without fear of persecution, whilst maintaining the proper checks and balances in the system.

‘Finally, which is not a direct issue concerning the Gender Recognition Act, but is relevant, making sure that the under 18s are protected from decisions that they could make, that are irreversible in the future.

‘I believe strongly that adults should have the freedom to lead their lives as they see fit, but I think it’s very important that while people are still developing their decision-making capabilities that we protect them from making those irreversible decisions.’

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6 Responses to “UK launches unprecedented attack on trans rights, will ban transition before 18”

  1. Susanna Boudrie Says:

    Hi SuzySweden has done the same thing. It seems ti ve a coordinated attac from TERFs and reactionary doctors. Call you wednesday!HugsS

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  2. Charlie Says:

    With all the shit going on in this world right now, especially with the pandemic, they’re STILL worried about where people go to piss and 💩?! 🙄
    But I am also one of those who think parents are rushing too hard and fast to label kids with any form of gender variance as “trans” now. Informed consent, do whatever you want as an adult; kids should see a gender specialist before undergoing even hormone blockers.

    • Suzan Says:

      I think that trans is just another form of normal. Using that standard perhaps cis/straight kids should not have their gender/sexuality recognized prior to adulthood.

      That includes no gender indoctrination from the cradle.

  3. AF6LJ Says:

    Good it should be banned

    • Suzan Says:

      Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. This blog is not op-en to right wing idiot pukes like you. Go back to jerking off over your MAGA crap.

      For the record I support equal gender recognition of kids. That means treating their gender identity with the same validity as we treat cisgender kids. Further denial of necessary medical treatment including vaccines and in the case of transkids appropriate sex hormones is child abuse of a high order.

  4. Andrea B Says:

    From what I can find out, it appears to be only Ireland where feminists have told the TERFs and other bigots to fuck off with one voice and sent them packing. They have not given up though.

    In the UK I think they will be lucky if there are no restrictions on trans rights are brought in. It is clear the bigots are going after trans kids first. I don’t see it ending well.

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