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.

Trans activist charities receive taxpayers’ money through ‘loophole’ The Telegraph 02.09.22

Government’s Legal Department DROPS Stonewall Diversity Champions scheme after backlash over the LGBT rights charity’s controversial practices Mail 11.08.22

The subversion of Athena Swan The Critic 11.08.22

UK Decides Against Compelled Pronouns for Violent Offenders 4w 25.07.22

Church fails to say what a woman is The Times 11.07.22

‘You can’t say that’: Civil servants tried to stop Kemi Badenoch’s gender-neutral toilet reforms The Telegraph 11.07.22

Constitutional row looms as Suella Braverman targets Scottish gender bill The Times 04.07.22

BBC staff told there are more than 150 genders and urged to develop ‘trans brand’ The Telegraph 25.06.22

Civil servants told they are free to be gender flexible The Telegraph 25.06.22

The BBC gets new orders: back trans rights, ignore women James Kirkup 24.06.22

Trans students: the legal risks for schools TES 22.06.22

Women’s rights shouldn’t be up for debate Jo Bartosch in The Critic 14.06.22

Gender recognition act: MSPs only listening to one side, claims scientist The Times 05.06.22

Civil servants are being fed gender drivel Janice Turner in The Times 03.06.22

CPS appoints trans activist who was critical of women The Times 02.06.22

Vindication for ‘transphobic’ gender-critical campaigner named in Queen’s Birthday Honours list The Telegraph 01.06.22

New hate strategy ‘could criminalise comics like Ricky Gervais’ Mail 28.05.22

Exclusive: Welcome to woke Whitehall, where more than 100 genders are recognised The Telegraph 27.05.22

NHS creates new service to offer female-to-male transgender surgery for free Mail 23.05.22

Gender-neutral language removed from Ministerial and Other Maternity Allowances Bill The Times 23.05.22

Why is the NHS erasing women? Debbie Hayton in The Spectator 22.05.22

Downing Street overturns bid to make new laws gender-neutral Mail 22.05.22

Civil service trying to ‘erase women’ with gender neutral language in new laws, ministers warn The Telegraph 21.05.22

First trans peer a step closer as hereditary candidate claims seat The Telegraph 20.05.22

Campaigners seek to scrap parental consent from NHS trans treatment The Telegraph 11.05.22

Women-only jobs are allowed, says EHRC amid trans row in rape crisis centres The Times 04.05.22

Rape victim sues crisis centre after transgender woman allowed to join ‘female-only’ therapy group The Telegraph 03.05.22

Trans women left out of female diversity targets after City backlash The Telegraph 20.04.22

Tell the politicians that they need to respect my sex if they want your X Maya Forstater in The Times 17.04.22

Home Office email asked staff to state their pronouns The Times 16.04.22

Is banning conversion therapy legal? The Critic 11.04.22

The logic of trans activism leads to surreal debate, but the grown-ups are fighting back Sarah Ditum in The Times 10.04.22

Equality chief: Trans activists will not sway rules on women-only spaces in their favour The Telegraph 08.04.22

Sajid Javid urges health chiefs to protect women-only hospital wards The Times 08.04.22

The week the trans spell was broken Hadley Freeman in UnHerd 07.04.22

What do we mean by therapy when it comes to conversion therapy? Suzanne Moore 06.04.22

Banning conversion therapy is a terrible idea Jo Bartosch in Spiked 06.04.22

Boris Johnson: Don’t let biological males compete in women’s sport The Times 06.04.22

Trans-identifying NHS equality chief leads mutiny against ‘transphobic’ watchdog ruling The Telegraph 05.04.22

Conversion therapy ban: Over 100 groups quit government LGBT conference BBC 04.04.22

Trans people can be excluded from single-sex services if ‘justifiable’, says EHRC Guardian 04.04.22

Making misogyny a hate crime misses the point Jo Bartosch 02.04.22

The conversion therapy law must not be rushed through The Telegraph 02.04.22

The Times view on the trans debate: Back to Basics 01.04.22

Boris Johnson kept equalities minister in dark on conversion therapy U-turn The Times 01.04.22

The left-wing case against identity politics Brendan O’Neill 01.04.22

GPs will be paid for trans hormone prescriptions The Times 02.04.22

How activists used a veil of secrecy to rewrite biology Lucy Bannerman in The Times 02.04.22

Boris Johnson does double U-turn on LGBT conversion therapy ban The Times 01.04.22

Sacked doctor fights gender ‘totalitarianism’ The Times 29.03.22

Controversy hits Government’s first global LGBT conference as Stonewall given ‘whip hand’ over event The Telegraph 26.03.22

Hospital ‘dismissed claim of rape by trans attacker’ The Times 19.03.22

The uncertain future of the Equality Act The Spectator 13.03.22

Equalities watchdog launches study aiming to ‘reduce distress’ in trans debate The Telegraph 13.03.22

NHS-funded clinic is promoting prostitution as a way for trans people to pay for their treatment Mail 12.03.22

The Fair Play for women decision: battle lost, war won Gordon Dangerfield 25.02.22

Fair Play for Women loses census appeal Helen Saxby in The Critic 24.02.22

The EHRC is here to support the rights of all – whatever anyone says to the contrary Baroness Falkner in The Guardian 20.02.22

Trans activists fight for gender choice on census The Times 25.01.22

We need to talk about conversion therapy before it is barred, say MPs Telegraph 22.01.22

Get tough on trans activist complaints, peers tell watchdog The Times 21.01.22

Lords standards commissioner accused of ‘sinister’ attempt to silence peers who voiced trans prisoner concerns The Telegraph 20.01.22

Fact not fiction – a  response to the GEO Maya Forstater in The Critic 17.01.22

Lords amendment on single-sex prisons withdrawn Debbie Hayton in UnHerd 11.01.22

Sex matters: government needs to stand up for women Jackie-Doyle Price in The Times 07.01.22

The new interim version of the Equal Treatment Bench Book letter to Legal Feminist 03.01.22

Caroline Nokes and the make-believe of gender self-ID Jo Bartosch 22.12.21

Miller’s victory Rob Jessel and Sarah Phillimore in The Critic 21.12.25

Ex-police officer whose ‘transphobic’ tweets were recorded as a ‘hate incident’ after one complaint WINS landmark victory after Court of Appeal rules police guidelines are UNLAWFUL Mail 20.12.21

Trans people should be able to self-declare their legal gender, MPs recommend The Telegraph 21.12.25

Caroline Nokes and the make-believe of gender self-ID Jo Bartosch 22.12.21

Trans people should be able to self-declare their legal gender, MPs recommend The Telegraph 21.12.25

Transgender critics will be protected by new free speech laws The Telegraph 07.12.21

Civil servants are shown disputed ‘genderbread person’ graphic in presentation amid fears Whitehall is partnering with another controversial trans lobby group months after being told to cut ties with Stonewall Mail 05.12.21

Plans to ban gender conversion therapy may be delayed after backlash from parents and teachers Mail 09.12.21

Parents’ backlash is set to put brakes on new gender law amid fears that families could be prosecuted for discussing own child’s sex change Mail 07.12.21

Now teachers ‘may face court’ under new gender laws if they tell children they cannot use opposite sex toilets, campaigners warn Mail 05.12.21

Teachers ‘risk prosecution’ for discussing gender with pupils The Telegraph 04.12.21

With Gender Ideology, The Left Is Shooting Itself in The Foot Bruce Lesnick 27.11.21

Medics who tell children to take time before changing their gender risk being criminalised Mail 27.11.21

The Government’s attempt to ban conversion therapy is ham-fisted Jo Bartosch in The Telegraph 26.11.21

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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