The Equality Act 2010 protects everyone’s rights and covers everything from schools to hospitals, pubs to sports, and everybody’s workplace. It includes protection against sex-discrimination, and allows single-sex services.
But on 13th December a judge in Scotland pronounced that Equality Act does not recognise biological sex as a protected characteristic. This judgment might be appealed, but we are calling on the UK government urgently clarify the law to make clear that biological sex is a protected characteristic.
Why is this important?
There are lots of reasons to sign the petition and to tell people about it.
What are we calling for?
We are calling on the Minister for women and equalities to use the power provided by S.23 of the Gender Recognition Act to amend the Equality Act by adding this amendment:
|In this Act, references to female persons and women: |
(a) also refer to a person who was born female and has acquired the male sex under the GRA 2004
(b) do not refer to a person who was born male and has acquired the female sex under that Act.
In this Act, references to male persons and men:
(a) also refer to a person who was born male and has acquired the female sex under the GRA 2004
(b) do not refer to a person who was born female and has acquired the male sex under that Act.