LAW & POLITICS

This page is for links to news stories and features related to transgenderism in the UK – except Scotland – that can be defined as generally political or legal and which don’t particularly fit. Scottish stories are on a separate page here and stories from outside the UK are here.

Links to pieces about the various UK political parties can be seen here and about the proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act are here.

 

Minister admits Government ‘must do more’ after gender identity row professor’s resignation The Scotsman 24.11.21

Tory MP calls on ministers to launch probe on the ‘alarming’ spread of ‘extreme’ transgender ideology in schools amid fears it is ‘harming’ children Mail 20.11.21

BBC diversity training scheme with new group is Stonewall ‘in all but name’ The Telegraph 20.11.21

The cranks and misfits behind ‘trans healthcare’ The Glinner Update 16.11.21

Staff say BBC copied Stonewall’s use of language The Times 14.11.21

Fran Unsworth tells BBC staff: Get used to hearing views you don’t like The Times 14.11.21

MoD tells staff to state name, rank and gender pronoun The Times 06.11.21

Time for the EHRC to do its job Sex not Gender 04.11.21

Equality and Human Rights Commission had ‘heavy-handed’ influence on gender question in census

Department of Health pulls out of Stonewall scheme amid single-sex wards row The Telegraph 02.11.21

Stonewall dropped by health department The Times 02.11.21

BBC’s boss must protect it from progressives The Times 01.11.21

BBC rejects complaints that it published transphobic article Guardian 01.11.21

Men and women will keep their separate toilets under Government plans Mail 31.10.21

Is the BBC finally standing up to gender ideologues? Unherd 27.10.21

Urging change of gender to be criminalised The Times 29.10.21

Who judges the judges? Maya Forstater 25.10.21

‘Trans criminals are not women’: Home Secretary Priti Patel orders ‘woke’ police forces to stop recording offences as female crime statistics Mail 23.10.21

Boris Johnson backs Kathleen Stock and LGB Alliance in trans rights row The Times 21.10.21

My hope for a more open discussion of women’s and trans rights is fading Guardian 13.10.21

The cancellation of women is bigger than a “culture war” Miriam Cates MP in The Telegraph 11.10.21

“Women are in a bigger fight than the suffragettes”: Helen Joyce on the trans debate New Statesman 29.09.21

Parties are in trouble if they can’t use c-word Sarah Ditum in The Times 27.09.21

Hilary Mantel: I am ashamed to live in nation that elected this government Guardian 04.09.21

Gender identity clinic whistleblower wins damages for ‘vilification’ The Times 04.09.21

Gender clinic doctor’s care ‘failed’ The Times 28.07.21

Why we need data on both sex and gender identity Alice Sullivan 27.07.21

Non-binary is no joke Nic Williams 15.07.21

Fight for genderless passport taken to the Supreme Court The Times 12.07.21

Government vows to uphold free speech in transgender treatment debate The Telegraph 10.07.21

The transgender lobby wants to rewrite the law Maya Forstater 08.07.21

Prejudging the transgender controversy? Why the Equal Treatment Bench Book needs urgent revision Policy Exchange Unit 06.07.21

The establishment’s war on womanhood Spiked 21.06.21

‘Trans widows’ fear being trapped in loveless marriages if gender law changes The Telegraph 20.06,.21

This “Tribunal” Cannot Define “Woman” Sarah Phillimore at Savage Minds 24.05.21

Unisex salon stand by their decision to REJECT a gender-fluid singer from a nail appointment Mail 20.05.21

Are single-sex services legal? Sex Matters 19.05.21

MPs are finally engaging with the gender identity debate James Kirkup in The Spectator 18.05.21

Belfast court trans judgment ‘a major change to the system’ 17.05.21

Women must be heard on transgender identity, says new equalities chief The Times 15.05.21

“Stonewall seems to have been treated more like a consultant than consultee,” says former senior Old Bailey judge in strong criticism of Law Commission’s reliance on transgender campaigners for hate crime review Lesbian and Gay News 04.05.21

Transgender groups have ‘too much say’ on hate crime laws and consultation on expanding them risks being ‘unbalanced’, former Old Bailey judge says Mail 03.05.21

Revealed: the secret trans-rights lobbying operation in parliament James Kirkup 10.03.21

Is Gender Recognition an “access all areas” pass? Sex not Gender 14.04.21

Teaching unions shouldn’t be defining ‘transphobia’ Debbie Hayton in The Spectator 12.04.21

The trans rights that trump all Julie Bindel and Melanie Newman 01.04.21

The House of Homophobia: Jo Bartosch asks why MPs are misrepresenting the LGB Alliance? Lesbian and Gay News 30.03.21

ONS backs down on ‘what is your sex?’ Census legal dispute The Telegraph 17.03.21

Open Letter to the Minister of Education by feminist student society Women Talk Back! 13.03.21

Why the census sex question needs to be protected Debbie Hayton 10.03.21

UK Census guidance on how to answer sex question must be rewritten, High Court rules The Telegraph 09.03.21

The trans lobby is finally meeting resistance Unherd 09.03.21

Video: Graham Linehan’s fantastic speech at the Communications and Digital Committee Tuesday 9 March 2021

Women’s abuse charity Rise loses £5m contract for not supporting men The Times 24.02.21

Civil servants ‘caved in to trans lobby over census sex question’ that will make it easier for people to pick their gender in the UK Mail 21.02.21

Court challenge over census sex question The Times 20.02.21

Transgender people need better services, not self-ID Debbie Hayton 19.02.21

Home Office women driven out of mixed lavatories The Times 17.02.21

Trans identity becomes an issue in Britain’s census The Economist 16.02.21

Gender identity question on ONS census for first time The Times 15.02.21

Plan to ignore birth sex in census alarms academics The Times 11.02.21

Repeal the Gender Recognition Act, a Homophobic and Sexist Relic Uncommon Ground Media 08.02.21

Psychotherapist blocked from studying ‘trans regret’ takes case to the European Court Telegraph 05.02.21

Sex question back on census The Sunday Times 24.01.21

Why does Ofcom pander to the lunatic fringes of transgender activism? Jo Bartosch 06.01.21

Ofcom wants to No Platform trans-sceptics Spiked online 06.01.21

Ofcom widens definition of hate speech to include intolerance of transgender issues and other people’s political ‘or any other’ opinions Mail  31.12.20

Taylor v Jaguar Land Rover: A landmark case, or losing sight of the landmarks of reality? Maya Forstater 02.01.21

What this academic gets wrong about trans rights in Britain Debbie Hayton in The Spectator 18.12.20

This is Not a Drill: 2020 in Review Maya Forstater 22.12.20

Mum who called Stephanie Hayden ‘he’ on Twitter is CLEARED of wrongdoing Mail 11.12.20

Ignore Stonewall: Britain is a tolerant country for trans people like me Debbie Hayton in The Spectator 20.11.20

Transgender man, 34, loses legal battle to be named as the father on his child’s birth certificate after claiming being labelled a mother ‘breaches his human rights’ as Supreme Court refuses to hear his case Mail 16.11.20

EU proposes new rules to protect LGBTQ+ people amid ‘worrying trends’ Guardian 12.11.20

Losing sight of the law Maya Forstater 14.11.20

Why are taxpayers funding Stonewall diversity programmes? Spectator 03.11.20

Public bodies pay thousands to join Stonewall’s LGBT ‘diversity champion’ scheme The Times 02.11.20

Inmate sues government over keeping trans women in all-female prisons The Times 27.10.20

Census sex policy ‘captured’ by trans activists The Times 21.10.20

Transgender Law in Practice? Legal Feminist 16.10.20

Sex and the Law Society: Open Letter to the Simon Davis, President of the Law Society Rebecca Bull at Legal Feminist 07.10.20

Teachers are told not to push tomboys to change their gender just because of the way they like to dress or play  Mail 27.09.20

Government issues gender identity guidance for teachers in England Guardian 25.09.20

Liz Truss’s GRA Consultation Response Reaffirms Women’s Rights in the UK Helen Saxby 22.09.20

The government is right to reject self-identification Spiked online 22.09.20

Changing gender to get cheaper but ‘self‑identify’ scheme is off The Sunday Times 20.09.20

Why is scrapping GRA reform such good news for women and girls? Fair Play for Women 20.09.20

Non-Binary People Protected By U.K. Equality Act, Says Landmark Ruling Against Jaguar Land Rover Forbes 16.09.20

Trans challenge over equality advice The Times 07.09.20

Lawmakers push back against medical transition of minors The Post Millennial 31.08.20

Use transgender pronouns or face possible dismissal: new guidelines for NI’s 23,000 civil servants News Letter 31.08.20

New Tory MPs demand reform to Gender Recognition Act The Times 28.08.20

Dear Rebecca Hilsenrath… Maya Forstater 13.08.20

Why I’m glad Boris and Starmer are sitting out the trans rights war James Kirkup in The Spectator 03.08.20

Mermaids and other trans groups dropped by BBC Advice Line service The Times 30.07.20

The authoritarian groupthink of the left  Jo Bartosch 28.07.20

Britain Comes Close to Defeating Trans Overreach Debbie Hayton 23.07.20

Action Aid is embroiled in trans row after declaring there is “no such thing” as biological sex The Telegraph 17.07.20

28% of Britons back easing rules on gender change The Times 16.07.20

Trans advocates who threaten violence are seeking power not equality The Post Millennial 18.07.20

‘Gender recognition and the rights of transgender people’: a response to the common’s briefing paper @hatpinwoman on Jane Clare Jones blog 17.07.20

Self-ID for transgender people ‘unlikely’ to get ministers’ support BBC 14.07.20

Liz Truss to scrap ‘self-identification’ plans in the next few days Telegraph 12.07.20

Send this ready-made email to Liz Truss Fair Play For Women 04.07.20

I am suing Stonewall to stop them policing free speech Allison Bailey 27.06.20

New Stonewall boss suggests fresh approach to division on trans rights The Guardian 27.06.2

Has trench warfare on trans issues come to an end? Sarah Ditum 16.06.20

Now GRA reform is dead, let this toxic debate end  Janice Turner in The Times 15.06.20

Let’s not expand ‘hate crime’ even further Clare Foges in The Times 15.06.20

Boris Johnson scraps plan to make gender change easier Sunday Times 14.06.20

The NHS has quietly changed its trans guidance to reflect reality James Kirkup 04.06.20

Voters seek to return to common sense in revolt against political correctness The Times 24.05.20

Three human rights organisations bravely capitulate Maya Forstater 17.05.20

Let’s talk about “Trans Rights” Maya Forstater 16.05.20

Girl, 14, takes on prosecution service over ‘pro-trans bias’  The Times 16.05.20

Transgender man loses appeal court battle to be registered as father Guardian 29.04.20

CPS pulls its hate crime guidance for schools after 14-year-old girl mounted legal challenge Telegraph 30.04.20

CPS Guidance withdrawn for review Joint Statement from We Are Fair Cop and Safe Schools Alliance 29.04.20

U-turn on trans toilets in schools: Parents force council to pull guidance allowing transgender pupils to use girls’ loos and dormitories Mail 27.04.20

Parents force council to suspend transgender advice The Times 25.04.20

Girl launches changing room privacy case The Times 23.04.20

A rare victory for common sense in the trans debate Jo Bartosch 23.04.20

The importance of Liz Truss’s trans promise James Kirkup 22.04.20

Transgender law will change to protect under-18s, Truss signals The Times 22.04.20

Transgender law will change to protect under-18s, Truss signals The Times 22.04.20

Why now? Historical specificity and the perfect storm that has created trans identity politics Redline 30.03.20

The Striking Similarities Between the Treatment of Modern Gender Critical Feminists and British Suffragettes Dana Vitalosova 25.03.20

The Left purges its heroes in the name of equality Sunday Times 15.03.20

Why a trans woman thinks self-ID is a mistake Julie Bindel 11.03.20

People cannot define themselves as gender neutral on passports, court rules Independent 10.03.20

The 2010 Equality Act Is Being Undermined by Official Guidance Uncommon Ground 06.03.20

The Great Trans Rights Post-Brexit Looniness Law & Liberty 04.03.20

The law only seems to protect trendy beliefs David Aaronovitch The Times 04.03.20

Trans lobbyists have no place in the justice system Caroline Ffiske 26.02.20

Warning over judges’ transgender guidance Law Gazette 24.02.20

The minister who politely refused to play the trans language game James Kirkup 11.02.20

Transgender prisoners won’t get jail choice The Times 17.01.20

Is the tide beginning to turn on trans lunacy? Spiked Online 28.12.19

The left needs to drop the woke nonsense Spiked Online 24.12.19

The Times view on the risks of gender self-identification: The Gender Trap The Times 10.12.19

Trans activists are making life harder for trans people Debbie Hayton 12.12.19

BBC’s Emily Maitlis accused of breaching impartiality by expressing women’s concerns Prick News 06.12.19

No, passports should not have a third gender option Spiked Online 04.12.19

UK refusal to issue gender-neutral passports unlawful, appeal court told Guardian 03.12.19

The document that reveals the remarkable tactics of trans lobbyists James Kirkup 02.12.19

Election 2019: Twenty-one candidates seeking election call women ‘terfs’ Fair Play for Women 27.11.19

Where Each Party Stands on Self-ID and Women’s Rights Uncommon Ground 28.11.19

No wonder politicians won’t talk about gender James Kirkup 22.11.19

Northern Ireland: School transgender support guidelines published BBC 17.10.19

Why is Aimee Challenor still advising Stonewall? Graham Linehan 24.07.19

Response to Stonewall FOVAS 02.07.19

Women’s rights activists hope the victory will trigger a rethink in England and Wales The Sunday Times 30.06.19

The Left Has Not Abandoned Us. Gender Ideology Has Abandoned The Left Jeni Harvey 30.05.19

Campaigners claim Leeds gender change system will ‘threaten women’ Leeds Live 23.04.19

Letting criminals self-identify gender ‘putting women at risk’ The Times 14.03.19

Is Britain FINALLY coming to its senses over transgender madness? James Kirkup 03.03.19

What MPs are still getting wrong about the trans debate James Kirkup 24.02.19

Transgender people need reliable census data to inform future planning for our needs Debbie Hayton 16.02.19

Get over it – cis women are just on the wrong side of history Iain McWhirter Sunday Herald 17.02.19

Trans orthodoxy is poisoning politics Jo Bartosch 12.02.19

Government funding ‘biased to trans activists’ The Times 11.02.19

Don’t let the right hijack gay liberation Morning Star 23.01.19

This MP has summed up everything wrong with the transgender debate James Kirkup 21.11.18

Turning off the Fawcett — Why I Won’t Stand Jo Bartosch 19.07.18

Labour and Tories finally see the truth about the gender debate James Kirkup

Don’t you just love it when a man explains to you what it means to be a woman? Hadley Freeman

Why are some MPs trying to shut down the transgender debate? James Kirkup

The Left Are Abandoning Women; and in Doing So, Abandoning Everything They Stand For Tom Farr

#NotAllWomen are Feminist Critical Sisters

How The Social Justice of Equality, Discrimination, Diversity, Inclusion and Empowerment Are Being Used To Strip Women Of Rights And Freedom Miranda Yardley, June 2018

 

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