Second transgender prisoner found dead in male jail – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in attempts, codes of practice, death in custody, gender, murder, news, prisons, suicide, women by sally

‘A transgender woman has become the second trans prisoner in the space of a month to apparently take their own life while serving time in a male jail in England.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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Former DPP ‘encouraged abortion on demand’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 30th, 2015 in abortion, Crown Prosecution Service, gender, news, prosecutions by sally

‘High Court case disputes decision by Sir Keir Starmer, the former DPP turned Labour MP, not to bring charges after Telegraph exposé.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2015

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Partner of transgender woman found dead in prison calls for law change – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2015 in death in custody, equality, gender, news, prisons by sally

‘The partner of a transgender woman found dead in an all male prison after telling friends she would kill herself if she was sent there has said he contacted prison authorities to warn them about her vulnerability.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2015

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Calls for transgender woman to be moved from male prison – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2015 in assault, gender, health & safety, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘A petition calling for a transgender woman to serve a prison sentence in a female prison has attracted more than 10,000 signatures in under 24 hours.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2015

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Gender recognition: what legal recognition and rights can post-operative transsexuals expect in the UK? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 26th, 2015 in gender, human rights, news by sally

‘The legislative backdrop to both cases featured the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) and the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA 2004), the latter being legislation enacted by Parliament to enable persons who have changed gender to have their acquired gender recognised and certified. GRA 2004 was Parliament’s response to the decision in Strasbourg in Goodwin v United Kingdom (Application No. 65723/01) [2008] All ER (D) 113 (Jan), in which it was held that the UK had failed to comply with its positive obligation to ensure the right of a transsexual to respect for her private life, in particular by affording legal recognition to her acquired gender.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 26th May 2015

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The Law and the Gender Pay Gap – BBC Unreliable Evidence

Posted May 20th, 2015 in equal pay, gender, news, women by sally

‘Clive Anderson and a panel of senior legal experts discuss the apparent failure of the 1970 Equal Pay Act to bridge the gender pay gap.’
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BBC Unreliable Evidence, 13th May 2015

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‘Door wide open’ to gender abortion as CPS blocks prosecution of doctors, campaigners claim – Daily Telegraph

‘Prosecutors halt case against doctors filmed in Telegraph investigation over ‘public interest’ considerations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2015

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MPs reject backbench bid to amend abortion laws – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2015 in abortion, amendments, gender, news, parliament, sex discrimination by sally

‘MPs have defeated a cross-party bid to clarify in law that abortion on the grounds of gender alone is illegal in the UK.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2015

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Gendercide abortion law is ‘a risk to mothers’ – The Independent

Posted February 19th, 2015 in abortion, crime, gender, health, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Women’s rights campaigners are calling on MPs to vote against criminalising abortion on grounds of a child’s gender because it could drive the problem underground.’

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The Independent, 18th February 2015

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Doctor to appear in court in UK’s first gender abortion prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 10th, 2014 in abortion, conspiracy, doctors, gender, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘Doctor exposed in Telegraph investigation served summons to face conspiracy allegation in landmark sex-selective abortion private prosecution.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th November 2014

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Abortion investigation: Group launches private prosecution – Daily Telegraph

‘Papers submitted to court in bid to trigger rare private prosecution of doctors exposed in The Telegraph’s undercover abortion investigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2014

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MB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – WLR Daily

MB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2014] EWCA Civ 1112; [2014] WLR (D) 355

‘The effect of section 4 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004, which required that a subsisting marriage be annulled prior to the issue of a full gender recognition certificate, and thus to being treated as a woman for pension purposes, did not contravene the principle of equal treatment and was accordingly not discriminatory.’

WLR Daily, 31st July 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Transgender person’s claim for female state pension rejected by appeal court – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2014 in appeals, EC law, gender, news, pensions, sexual orientation discrimination by michael

‘A transgender person’s claim to be entitled to receive the female state pension at the age of 60 has been rejected by the appeal court.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2014

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Civil partnerships can be converted to marriages from December – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2014 in civil partnerships, gender, homosexuality, marriage, news by tracey

‘Same-sex couples will be able to convert their civil partnerships to marriages from December this year, the culture secretary has said.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2014

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Hate crime: should the current offences be extended? – Law Commission

In a report published today the Law Commission recommends reforms to ensure that the criminal justice system is able to make a stronger and more coherent response to hate crime.

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Law Commission, 28th May 2014

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Gender-selective abortion is illegal, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to announce – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in abortion, gender, news by sally

‘Ministers to issue new guidance making clear that sex-selective abortion and pre-signing abortion forms is illegal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2014

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“With this diode, I thee wed”: Marrying robots and what this tells us about 21st century marriage – Family Law Week

Posted March 26th, 2014 in age of consent, consent, divorce, equality, gender, marriage, news by sally

‘Janet Bettle, Barrister, Trinity Chambers, Chelmsford and Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law, Exeter College, University of Oxford examine the nature of marriage and how it may evolve.’

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Family Law Week, 25th March 2014

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International Development (Gender Equality) Act 2014

Posted March 14th, 2014 in equality, gender, international relations, legislation, state aids by tracey

International Development (Gender Equality) Act 2014 published

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Interpreting legal language: can “he” truly be gender neutral? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 15th, 2014 in gender, interpretation, news by tracey

‘Until the discovery of telepathy (or perhaps some sort of machine equivalent), we must rely on language as our way of conveying unambiguous meaning to each other. That need is particularly pressing when it comes to the law. So, it was refreshing to see a discussion on language in the House of Lords recently, when Lord Scott invited a debate on personal pronouns and their semantic infelicities in Acts and statutory instruments. Or, in plain English, when is a “he” also a “she” as a matter of law? This may not sound particularly confusing, but, because judges have always had to interpret the law as written (unless there is a compelling reason not to), it is important to remove as much ambiguity from the finished Act as possible.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 14th January 2014

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University segregation guidance – manifesting, not imposing, beliefs – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Controversy has been sparked by the guidance issued by Universities UK entitled External speakers in higher education institutions on the question of gender segregation in university talks.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th December 2013

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk