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May 27, 2020, 3:44 p.m.
The Proud Trust : Nothing to be Proud of
Article from Transgender Trend in the UK. The Manchester-based Proud Trust could be a case study in how the trans issue has increasingly come to dominate many groups which were originally set up to fight for gay and lesbian rights.
May 12, 2020, 9:57 p.m.
Greens for Dialogue Not Expulsion
The Lavender Caucus of the Green Party has issued a statement calling on the Georgia state party to retract its endorsement of the “Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights” or face decertification by the national party. It is perfectly normal for Greens to have different viewpoints on this issue, as we do on many issues. The Green way to resolve such differences, however, is to talk to each other with an openness that seeks, at a minimum, a mutual understanding of alternative points of view. We—members, volunteers, contributors and supporters of the Green Party of the United States—therefore urge that instead of the action proposed by the Lavender Caucus a respectful discussion of these and related issues be organized. We ask that all member state parties, caucuses, candidates, and locals of the party take a step back from any suggestion that state organizations or their members be decertified, sanctioned, or silenced for positions they have adopted, or for concerns which they may have
May 9, 2020, 6:05 p.m.
Reform ‘under the radar’? Lessons for Scotland from the Development of Gender Self-Declaration Laws in Europe
oth the Scottish and UK Governments have recently consulted on proposals to amend the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) 2004 that would enable someone to change their legal sex simply by making a statutory declaration. We were among those who responded to the consultation expressing concern that the Scottish Government’s proposals failed to recognise a conflict with women’s sex-based rights as enshrined in the Equality Act 2010. In its consultation, the Scottish Government relied heavily on a narrative of ‘international best practice’ as a rationale for reform, citing non-binding legal instruments, whilst conceding that current arrangements for changing legal sex are compliant with recent rulings from the European Court of Human Rights.
April 24, 2020, 6:05 p.m.
Idaho’s transgender athlete bill is pro-female, not anti-transgender
The ACLU announced a legal challenge to Idaho’s House bill 500, the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.“ Calling this legislation discriminatory, hurtful and anti-transgender, the ACLU suggested that this bill “bans trans girls from sports,” by “addressing a problem that does not exist.” Idaho ACLU Legal Director Ritchie Eppink noted “we have been fighting this hateful, unconstitutional legislation since it was introduced.” They have been fighting it, but is it hateful, discriminatory and anti-trans? I submit it is not. Does it address a real problem? I submit that it does.
April 24, 2020, 8:57 a.m.
Women Uniting Call On The Government: Protect Our Sex-Based Rights
We are very pleased to sign this letter to Liz Truss, Minister for Women and Equalities together with other women's groups organising from across all political parties and none.
April 24, 2020, 8:03 a.m.
Men's sexual rights vs women's sex-based rights 18 April 2020
Sheila Jeffreys' talk argues that transgenderism is a men's sexual rights movement. It is one aspect of the phenomenon that has been taking place since the so-called sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, of establishing men’s sexual freedom, their freedom to exercise the male sex right. Full PDF copy of Sheila's talk and link to video on YouTube available.
April 15, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
FiLiA Statement on the Indefinite Postponement of the Reform of the GRA 2004
In March 2020, news outlets reported on the UK government’s plan to indefinitely postpone the proposed reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. Although a public consultation on the matter closed in Autumn 2018, the government has yet to produce a report on it. The consultation received more than 100,000 responses after women’s rights campaigners raised concerns regarding the clashes between sex-based rights, which are currently protected under the Equality Act 2010, and the policy ramifications of “sex self-identification”. According to government officials, the reforms which aimed to streamline the process which currently allows people to change their sex in legal documents, are now considered to be “divisive” and do not expect any changes to be enacted.
April 15, 2020, 8:58 a.m.
An Epidemic of Misinformation: Murder Rates and the Transgender Population
According to the Human Rights Campaign, 26 transgender or “gender non-conforming” people were killed in the United States during 2018. Transgender rights activists say the murder of trans-identified people is a growing problem in the US. But does this rhetoric really stand up to scrutiny?