A third of prisons hold at least one transgender inmate, MoJ says – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2018 in news, prisons, statistics, transgender persons by sally

‘More than a third of prisons in England and Wales hold at least one transgender inmate, official statistics have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2018

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SRA seeks protection over transgender disclosures – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is pushing for protection for staff from criminal sanctions for disclosing information relating to transgender solicitors and other law firm staff.’

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Legal Futures, 20th November 2018

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Man jailed for 20 years for murder of transgender woman – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in murder, news, sentencing, transgender persons by sally

‘A man has been jailed for at least 20 years for murdering a transgender woman during a sex and drugs binge. Jesse McDonald, 25, contacted 36-year-old Naomi Hersi through the dating website Fabswingers.com, the Old Bailey heard.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2018

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Gender Recognition Act ‘could criminalise innocent staff’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 26th, 2018 in disclosure, employment, gender, news, transgender persons by tracey

‘HR staff trying to help trans people applying for a job may inadvertently commit a criminal offence under the Gender Recognition Act, employment lawyers have told the government, which is considering how trans people can achieve legal recognition more easily.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 24th October 2018

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Watchdog supports end to delay in gender recognition decisions – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2018 in consultations, delay, gender, medical treatment, news, transgender persons by sally

‘The “period of reflection” a person wishing to change gender must observe before obtaining a gender recognition certificate is unnecessary, according to the equality watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2018

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‘Shifting sands’: six legal views on the transgender debate – The Guardian

‘Lawyers examine the consequences to the proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2018

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Gender Recognition Act: ‘Why we want identity rules changed’ – BBC News

‘If you want to legally change your gender in the UK, first a doctor has to diagnose you with a medical condition.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2018

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Karen White: how ‘manipulative’ transgender inmate attacked again – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2018 in news, prisons, sexual offences, transgender persons by sally

‘Transgender politics – like any politics – can be divisive. Yet in the case of Karen White, who is legally still a man but was put in a female-only prison, both sides of the transgender rights debate are united in the belief mistakes were made.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2018

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Transgender lawyer launches UK’s first ‘deadnaming’ case against Father Ted writer Graham Linehan – Daily Telegraph

‘A Transgender lawyer has launched Britain’s first “deadnaming” case in the High Court against Father Ted’s screenplay writer after he referred to her using her birth name.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th October 2018

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Equalities watchdog in legal challenge over fertility services for transgender people – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 27th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, equality, news, transgender persons by tracey

‘The Equality and Human Rights Commission is to take NHS England to judicial review over fertility services for transgender people.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th September 2018

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NHS Sued For Failing To Offer Fertility Services To Transgender Patients – Rights Info

Posted September 26th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, equality, hospitals, news, transgender persons by sally

‘NHS England is being taken to court by the UK’s equality watchdog for its failure to offer fertility services to transgender patients.’

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Rights Info, 25th September 2018

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NHS sued for failure to help transgender patients with fertility – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, news, transgender persons by sally

‘NHS England is to be taken to court by the UK’s equality watchdog for failing to offer fertility services to transgender patients.’

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The Guardian 22nd, September 2018

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Sexual assaults in women’s prison reignite debate over transgender inmates – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2018 in news, prisons, sexual offences, transgender persons by tracey

‘A leading prison reformer has said prisoners who have committed violent offences against women should not be able to transfer to women’s prisons if they have not legally changed their gender, after it emerged that a transgender inmate had sexually assaulted fellow prisoners after transferring to a women’s prison.’

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The Guardian, 9th September 2018

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Speech by Dr Victoria McCloud, Master of the Senior Courts: Rainbow Lives, Monochrome Laws – Reflections on law and identity – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Dr Victoria McCloud, Master of the Senior Courts: Rainbow Lives, Monochrome Laws – Reflections on law and identity.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 21st August 2018

How many transgender inmates are there? – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2018 in consultations, gender, news, prisons, reports, transgender persons by sally

‘The campaign group Fair Play for Women claimed 41% of transgender women in prison are convicted sex offenders.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2018

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Gender recognition and trans equality – Counsel

Posted August 7th, 2018 in equality, gender, news, transgender persons by sally

‘With trans headlines constantly in the news, Claire McCann examines the law on trans rights and the dangers of misinformed debate.’

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Counsel, August 2018

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

NHS Could be Taken to Court for Denying Transgender Patients Equal Fertility Rights – Rights Info

Posted August 7th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, news, transgender persons by sally

‘NHS England is being threatened with legal action if it does not start offering fertility treatments to transgender patients.’

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Rights Info, 6th August 2018

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NHS told ‘offer transgender fertility treatment’ or face legal action – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, health, news, transgender persons by sally

A watchdog is threatening NHS England with legal action if it does not begin offering fertility treatments to transgender patients as standard.

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BBC News, 5th August 2018

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Transgender van driver sues for gig economy discrimination – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2018 in bullying, employment, harassment, news, transgender persons by tracey

‘A transgender woman who worked as a van driver in the gig economy is bringing a discrimination claim against courier company Gnewt Cargo.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2018

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Court of Justice finds UK transgender state pension law discriminatory – Family Law

Posted July 10th, 2018 in EC law, marriage, news, pensions, transgender persons by sally

‘Pensions analysis: A ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union in MB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Case C-451/16 [2018] All ER (D) 135 (Jun) that EU law precludes UK legislation which requires a woman who had previously been a married man to be no longer married to a woman in order to be able to claim a state retirement pension as from the statutory pensionable age applicable to women is examined by Dr Christopher Stothers, a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. This case has significant implications on how countries recognise changes to gender.’

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Family Law, 10th July 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk