What’s the priority, Gender or Sex?

In May 2018 the Scottish Government published their first 'Position Statement’ on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Article I For the purposes of the present Convention, the term "discrimination against … Continue reading What’s the priority, Gender or Sex?

Lobby Group Tactics used at Census Bill Oral Evidence

I've posted before that Trans Lobby Groups use the same two tactics whenever they are campaigning for changes to legislation, policies etc #1 We are already doing it #2 It won't make a difference to anyone else, because the number of trans people / non-binary are so low On Thursday 6/12/18 the CTEEA Committee heard … Continue reading Lobby Group Tactics used at Census Bill Oral Evidence

U-turn on controversial LGBT school guidance

Scottish Government have done a U-turn and no longer endorse this controversial transgender school guidance. This guidance has been distributed across all Local Authorities, many of which presumably adopted it on the understanding it had full Government backing. The statement came as a result of threatened legal action over the guidance. The govt deny ever … Continue reading U-turn on controversial LGBT school guidance

Census Bill to change question on Sex to Gender Identity

The Govt want to make amendments to the Census by adding in questions on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation. This means a change in legislation is needed. Some questions are voluntary and some required with threat of penalty if unanswered. The Sexual Orientation question will be voluntary, just like the question on religion is. However, … Continue reading Census Bill to change question on Sex to Gender Identity

Letter to MSP about Anti-Bullying policy

Dear I am concerned about the recent media reporting of the increase of sexual harassment and sexual violence occurring within schools, not only in Scotland but across the U.K.. In 2016 both the Scottish and U.K. Governments held inquiries into the sexual harassment of children in school which revealed an alarming, epidemic rise of incidents. … Continue reading Letter to MSP about Anti-Bullying policy

Transgender groups lobby Government to change the Equality Act 2010

Trans groups are simultaneously lobbying the UK Government to change the protected characteristics and scrap single sex provisions within the Equality Act 2010 AND being funded by the Scottish Government to develop guidance and deliver training to policy makers, organisations and service providers. Can anyone see that there might be some conflict here? We already … Continue reading Transgender groups lobby Government to change the Equality Act 2010

Scottish Councils replacing Sex with Gender

Is the Equality Act 2010 sufficient at present? In answering this question I would normally have said yes. It encompasses the range of groups who require additional protection e.g. race, disability, gender reassignment and sex etc. However, that is no longer as straightforward as it should be. Nowadays organisations and public authorities regularly amend the … Continue reading Scottish Councils replacing Sex with Gender