Gender self identifying plans to be dropped

Trans rights: government reported to be dropping gender self-identifying plans

Boris Johnson is set to scrap plans to allow people to change their legal gender by “self-identifying” as male or female, it has been reported.

Measures drawn up under Theresa May’s government to enable transgender people to change their birth certificate without a medical diagnosis have been ditched by the prime minister’s team, according to the Sunday Times.

Instead, the paper said ministers plan to announce a ban on “gay cure” therapies, in what was described as an attempt to placate LGBTQ+ people.

At the same time, the government was said to be preparing to set out new safeguards to protect female-only spaces including refuges and public lavatories.

UK news | The Guardian 14th June 2020

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