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Gender Recognition Act – speak up

The government opened a consultation in July, closing on 19 October, on changes to the Gender Recognition Act, which seeks to allow people to self-identify as transgender without having to make any formal declaration.

Ruth Woodcraft

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A chart used by Mermaids UK in schools and with other public sector services

Many groups including Christians, feminists and lesbians, are greatly concerned about the dramatic effect upon society the legal changes would bring. They believe that women’s rights achieved over many decades will be rolled back. Women who have tried to meet together to discuss the impact of trans issues have experienced violence and found venues in which to meet almost impossible to come by (en July 2018).