Campaign update: make the Equality Act clear

Read Hansard’s transcription of the debate or our summary.

There will be a debate on our petition on Monday 12th June. Here is an update on the things you can do to support the campaign.

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Write to your MP

If you haven’t written to your MP yet to ask them to come to the debate, now is the time to do it (it takes less than two minutes with our tool). If they have responded, write back and send them our latest blogpost.

Fly the flag!

You can show your support for the campaign by putting it in your social media profile. Download headers  for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Share our campaign blogs

We will be publishing a campaign blog every day from now until the 12th, addressing different questions and issues.

Here are the first three:

Bookmark this page to see the latest posts about the debate.

How to watch the Westminster Hall debate

The Westminster Hall debate will take place on Monday 12th June from 4.30pm. 

It will be broadcast on ParliamentTV and live tweeted (thanks to the Tribunal Tweets team).

There are no votes in this kind of debate, which will take the form “That this House has considered e-petitions 623243 and 627984, relating to the definition of ‘sex’ in the Equality Act 2010”. 

It is an important chance to have the arguments aired in parliament, and a Government minister will give a response.

There are some seats for spectators and anyone can attend. Westminster Hall debates take place in the Grand Committee Room on the upper level, off Westminster Hall. Visitors should enter the Palace of Westminster (at 3 St Margaret Street, London, SW1P 3JX) through the Cromwell Green entrance. Visitor assistants will be on hand to provide directions to the room. 

There is limited space and it is first come first served, but we have an overflow room booked, so those who don’t get into the main room can watch on the big screen together (and then all go for a drink afterwards!). If you are planning on coming, let us know at [email protected] so we have a rough idea of numbers. 

Party in Edinburgh!

Whatever happens over the next couple of weeks, we want to celebrate how far we have got.

Join us in central Edinburgh on Friday 16th June from 7pm for a celebration with Maya Forstater, Helen Joyce and most of the Sex Matters team, along with three special guests: Joanna Cherry KC MP, For Women Scotland’s Marion Calder and Elaine Miller, aka Gussie Grips. 

Tickets are £10 each. Find out more  or go straight to Ticket Tailor.