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

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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

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How much of a groundbreaking decision is the CJEU’s judgment for transgender rights? – Thibault Lechevallier – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Weeks after ruling against certain sexual orientation tests for asylum seekers and finding that EU Member States must recognise the free movement rights of gay spouses, regardless of whether same-sex marriages are solemnised therein, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that the UK requirement for transgendered persons to be unmarried in order to qualify for a State pension at the retirement age of their current gender violated EU law.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd July 2018

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UK to ban discredited ‘gay cure’ therapies under LGBT action plan – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in health, homosexuality, mental health, news, transgender persons by sally

‘The government will appoint a national LGBT health adviser and take measures to end so-called conversion therapy as part of a plan to deliver what Theresa May has promised will be “real and lasting change”.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2018

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Transgender parents, registration of children on birth and human rights – Family Law

Posted July 2nd, 2018 in birth certificates, children, news, transgender persons by sally

‘The registration of children after birth is an important and significant moment for parents. On first blush there is no obvious link between registration of a child’s birth and the gender of the child’s parents. However, this can be a particularly challenging moment for transgender parents.’

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Family Law, 28th June 2018

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Transgender woman wins pension court battle – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2018 in EC law, marriage, news, pensions, transgender persons by sally

‘A transgender woman who was unable to access her pension, was discriminated against by UK law, the European Court of Justice has found.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2018

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Baby born to transgender man could become first person without a legal mother – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 8th, 2018 in children, news, registrars, transgender persons by sally

‘A baby could become the first person without a legal mother if a transgender man wins a historic court battle.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2018

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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

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