Submitted by Anna Mary Seale on Thursday 10th November 2022
Published on Tuesday 15th November 2022
Current status: Open
Open until: Monday 15th May 2023
Current Signatures: 7,771
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Commit to not amending the Equality Act's definition of sex
It has been reported that the Government may amend the Equality Act to "make it clear that sex means biological sex rather than gender." The Government has previously committed to not remove legal protections for trans people, an already marginalised group, but this change would do so.
Currently, the Act protects trans people from discrimination on the basis of both sex and “gender reassignment”, regardless of whether they have undergone medical transition or hold a Gender Recognition Certificate. It can allow trans people to access single-sex spaces such as DV shelters, bathrooms and hospital wards.
The proposed change would remove a legal protection for trans people and encourage discrimination. We ask the Government to refuse this change to the Equality Act 2010.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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