UK Equality Act could be amended to make ‘sex’ mean ‘biological sex’

 | 
04/04/2023

Trans advocates are incensed after the Equality Human Rights Commission (EHRC) laid out how amending the Equality Act to make sex mean biological sex could impact trans rights. Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch wrote to the EHRC, the UK’s human rights watchdog, in February asking for its advice on what she described as a “technical and contested area of law” – how the Equality Act defines sex. In a response published Tuesday (4 April), the EHRC said changing the Equality Act to amend the definition of sex to “biological sex” could result in “greater legal clarity” around single-sex spaces, excluding “trans women from women’s sport” and so-called “freedom of association for lesbians and gay men”, and “therefore merits further consideration”.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 05/22/2024
05/21/2024
A Donald Trump-appointed federal judge in Alabama has threatened to jail several prominent LGBTQ+ civil rights lawyers involved in a long-running forum-shopping dispute. U.S. …
Added on: 05/22/2024
05/21/2024
A Japanese lesbian couple has been granted refugee status in Canada after enduring discrimination in Japan. Eri, aged in her 30s, and Hana, in …
Added on: 05/22/2024
05/21/2024
Being trans in the Caribbean today is easier than in the past, helped by the visibility and recognition of transgender people in Northern countries, …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 05/21/2024
The United Kingdom is continuing its attempt to make gender-affirming healthcare less accessible for transgender people by forcing Google’s search engine to remove any …
Added on: 05/20/2024
Italy was among nine EU countries that did not sign a declaration promoting European policies in favor of LGBT+ communities, sparking widespread protests within …
Added on: 05/20/2024
TBILISI — “No racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia,” reads a sign in a small vegan café in the center of the Georgian capital, an …