The UK House of Commons Report Report on Transgender Equality was needed, and overdue, and I hope that at least some of its recommendations find their way into law. There is no doubt that, in the UK as elsewhere, trans people are routinely humiliated, abused, and discriminated against–not only by ‘usual suspects’ (the far right, decadent religions, and men who pathetically cling to the status that gender gives them). They also suffer at the hands of those who are, or say they are, here to help: in healthcare, in education, and in the legal system.
At the same time, the Report tries to do too much, on the basis of advice that is too narrow, and on a research foundation that is far too thin. Here are some questions that need to be at least confronted, if not answered, ahead of any legislation.
- We need to get a lot clearer…
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