Data on ‘gender identity’ will be collected
in the 2021 census for the first time, it was
reported in early January.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS)
said the new questions asking about sexual orientation and gender identity will be
optional. Since the Gender Recognition Act
2004, fewer than 5,000 people have legally
changed their sex.
The Christian Institute
The No To Named Persons (NO2NP) campaign reported in late December that teachers in Scotland are being encouraged to
break the law by ‘outdated’ guidance on
sharing pupils’ information.
The group wrote to the Education Minister
to point out that sex education guidance
claims teachers must share a pupil’s private
information with the child’s Named Person
if it ‘affects or is likely to affect’ the child’s
wellbeing. However, when the UK Supreme
Court reviewed the scheme in 2016, it ruled
that it breached parents’ human rights.
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