High Court refuses bid for gender-neutral passports – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in gender, news, passports by tracey

‘A campaigner has lost a High Court challenge calling on the government to provide gender-neutral passports.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The legal process for gender recognition – Family Law

Posted May 30th, 2018 in evidence, gender, news by sally

‘We have a legal system in the UK that recognises every individual as either a man or a woman and this is usually determined by what it says on your birth certificate. It is increasingly recognised and accepted however that gender identity (that is to say the gender we most identify with) is not always the same as the gender we are born into.’

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Family Law, 29th May 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

The Gender Recognition Act is controversial – can a path to common ground be found? – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2018 in gender, news, transgender persons by sally

‘The Gender Recognition Act is controversial – can a path to common ground be found?
In early 2016, the government proposed changes to the law regarding self-identification – there has been furious debate ever since. But could a more nuanced conversation between gender-critical feminists and trans activists now be starting?’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

UK refusal to issue gender-neutral passports unlawful, high court told – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2018 in gender, human rights, news, passports, sex discrimination by sally

‘Issuing gender-neutral passports would not require any change in UK law and the documents would be recognised internationally, the high court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2018

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Gender Recognition, Self-Determination and Segregated Space – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted January 17th, 2018 in consultations, gender, news, sexual offences by sally

‘In July 2017, the Government announced a public consultation on legal gender recognition in the United Kingdom. In particular, it will invite opinion and advice on plans to adopt a model of self-determination (similar to that currently applied in other European jurisdictions, such as Ireland). Self-determination would allow trans persons to obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate on the basis of a statutory declaration, without oversight by a Gender Recognition Panel (s. 1 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA 2004)), a diagnosis of gender dysphoria or having to prove real life experience (GRA 2004, s. 2).’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 16th January 2018

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Separate but not equal? – Rajkiran Barhey – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 1st, 2017 in gender, news, school children, sex discrimination by tracey

‘Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills v The Interim Executive Board of Al Hijrah School [2017] EWCA Civ 1426. This fascinating judgment, delivered by the Court of Appeal on 13 October 2017, found that a policy of gender segregation in a co-educational school amounted to unlawful gender discrimination.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th November 2017

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Trans women need access to rape and domestic violence services. Here’s why – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in domestic violence, gender, news, rape, statute law revision, transgender persons, women by sally

‘All women face similar dangers, whether trans or not, and it’s distressing that some people seek to drive a wedge between our rights.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Islamic Faith School’s Gender Segregation Ruled Unlawful – RightsInfo

Posted October 16th, 2017 in education, equality, gender, Islam, news, school children, sex discrimination by sally

‘An Islamic faith school which has a policy of separating girls and boys has been told the rules are unlawful.’

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RightsInfo, 13th October 2017

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UK gender inequality as bad as 10 years ago, EU league table shows – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2017 in education, employment, equality, gender, news, reports, sex discrimination by sally

‘Britain has made zero progress in tackling inequality between the sexes in the past decade and lags behind Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and France in the EU’s latest gender equality league table.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Campaigner for gender-neutral passports wins court challenge – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2017 in gender, human rights, news, passports by sally

‘A campaigner has been given the go-ahead to bring a High Court challenge against the government over gender-neutral passports.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2017

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CPS to issue guidance on handling cases of abuse against men – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, domestic violence, gender, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Prosecutors are to be given additional legal advice on handling criminal cases in which men are victims of sexual and domestic abuse. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published its first public statement recognising the specific needs and experiences of male victims of offences including rape, domestic abuse, harassment, stalking and child sexual abuse.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2017

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Gender identity: What do legal changes have to do with women’s rights? – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2017 in consultations, equality, gender, news, transgender persons, women by sally

‘Trans activists have welcomed moves from the government to “streamline and de-medicalise the process” of changing legal gender. But some women are worried about the potential impact on their own legal rights.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2017

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Reality Check: What does legally changing gender involve? – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2017 in consultations, documents, driving licences, evidence, gender, news, passports by sally

‘It can take more than five years for trans men and women in England and Wales to legally change their gender under the current system.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2017

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Consultation on changing legal gender to be launched – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2017 in consultations, equality, gender, news, transgender persons by sally

‘The UK government is considering plans to make the process of changing legal gender easier.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2017

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Gay men to be allowed to give blood three months after sex – The Guardian

‘Blood donation restrictions for gay men and sex workers are to be relaxed in England and Scotland under a series of equalities reforms announced by the government. Gay men will be allowed to donate blood three months after sexual intercourse instead of a year. Sex workers, who were previously banned from donating, will be subject to the same three-month rule.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2017

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His-and-hers advert ban as TV pulls plug on gender stereotypes – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2017 in advertising, codes of practice, gender, news by tracey

‘Adverts which encourage gender stereotypes like women cleaning up after their family, or men failing to do housework, face being banned under strict new watchdog rules.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2017

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Why We Should Oppose Gender Identity Fraud Prosecutions – Legal Voice

‘Following the conviction of Gayle Newland for tricking a female friend into having sex by pretending to be a man, Alex Sharpe looks at why such prosecutions are wrong.’

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Legal Voice, 10th July 2017

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

Woman who set up male-only divorce law firm says men are the ‘biggest losers’ in cases – The Independent

Posted April 25th, 2017 in divorce, gender, law firms, news by sally

‘A lawyer who set up her own firm specifically to help men in divorce proceedings has said it is men who are often the “biggest losers” in cases, not women.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2017

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Cloisters column part two – ‘Premature Labelling? A child-centred approach to questions of gender identity’ – Cloisters

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in care orders, children, family courts, gender, news, social services, transgender persons by sally

‘This is part two of a two-part series on trans rights from leading equality and human rights barrister Claire McCann at Cloisters. Part one explores toilets and gender identity.’

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Cloisters, 14th February 2017

Source: www.cloisters.com

Hyperandrogenism – Podcast – Littleton Chambers

Posted February 17th, 2017 in gender, news, sport by sally

‘Ahead of the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s upcoming review of its suspension of the IAAF’s regulations on hyperandrogenism, Lydia Banerjee and Grahame Anderson discuss the key issues and dilemmas facing sport and sports lawyers.’


Littleton Chambers, 10th February 2017

Source: www.littletonchambers.com