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November 2020
News > Education

Government guidance on gender lessons welcomed

Christian groups have welcomed guidance from the Department of Education (DfE) which says schools must not use gender stereotypes to tell children they might be transgender. In new guidance for schools on how to plan their Relationships and Sex Education curriculum, the DfE told teachers to present equality issues in a balanced way. The…

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September 2020
News > Media

BBC drops radical transgender organisations from its website

Public service broadcaster, the BBC, has removed some of the UK’s most controversial pro-trans groups from its online ‘gender identity’ information page. Links to Mermaids, The Gender Trust, and The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES), which promote radical transgender ideology, have been replaced with a link to the NHS. The move came…

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August 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

J. K. Rowling, latest casualty in the war of transgender ideology

On Twitter in June, J. K. Rowling took issue with the use of the term ‘people who menstruate’ as a needlessly transgender-friendly substitute for the more obvious word: ‘women’. The furore from transgender supporters in the wake of Rowling’s tweet was as predictable as it was depressing. Rowling ended up publishing a 3,600 word…

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July 2020
News > Ethics > Society

Boris drops trans plans

A leaked government report says Boris Johnson will scrap plans to allow people to change their legal gender by ‘self-identifying’ as male or female. In addition, the government is preparing to set out new safeguards to protect female-only spaces, such as changing rooms. The move is likely to anger transgender activists who object to…

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June 2020
News > Society

Under 18s may be safeguarded from ‘irreversible’ transgender treatment

Youngsters aged under 18 could be stopped from having ‘irreversible’ sex-change treatments, the government has signalled. The equalities minister Liz Truss said she wanted to ‘protect’ under 18s with gender dysphoria from making decisions which cannot be reversed. The government is currently reviewing the law on transgenderism, with trans campaigners calling for the rules…

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May 2020
News > Ethics > Society

Transgender law change put on hold in Scotland

Covid-19 emergency planning and the subsequent lockdown saw the Scottish government stop work on plans to make changing legal sex much easier. The Scottish government has proposed making sweeping changes to allow anyone to change legal sex by self-declaration within just six months, remove the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria, and…

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February 2020
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Researcher loses employment case over transgender tweets

A researcher who did not have her contract renewed after she said people cannot change their biological sex has lost her case at an employment tribunal. Judge James Tayler ruled that Maya Forstater’s views did ‘not have the protected characteristic of philosophical belief’. Forstater, 45, posted a series of tweets questioning government plans to…

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