Government response to petition on ‘gender identity’

We welcome the government’s commitment to respectful and evidence-based discussion and to retaining Equality Act 2010 exemptions.

For these exemptions to offer women the rights and protections we deserve, they need to be applicable in practice.

We hope and expect that any consultation addresses concerns that exemptions are difficult to utilise.

We are pleased women’s organisations will be part of the consultation process and that the stated objective of the consultation will be to consider legal changes without compromising the rights of women and girls.

We will continue to campaign to make sure this happens.

Read the full petition and full government response here 



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