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A petition- "Consult with women on proposals to enshrine 'gender identity' in law"

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Draylon Thu 15-Mar-18 11:49:49


The government proposes to amend the law to allow people to self-identify as men or women, and to stop allowing organisations in sensitive situations to exclude people of the opposite birth sex. We call for women to be consulted on how to protect women and girls' rights, safety, privacy and dignity.

We call for:
-Respectful and evidence-based discussion about the impact of proposed changes and for women's voices to be heard.

-The government to consult with women’s organisations on how self-declaration would impact on women-only services and spaces, data-gathering, and monitoring of sex-based discrimination.

- The principle of single-sex spaces to be upheld – and where necessary extended.

- The Sex and Gender Ethics Society
- A Woman's Place UK
- Fair Play for Women
- #ManFriday

I have reposted this from the Feminist board.

It is obviously 100% up to each individual how they feel about this, but I only stumbled across this petition recently, which I've signed, because I think it's very important that the views of women are taken into account when transgender rights are being discussed.

'Women' seem to be the only group excluded!

ThymeLord Thu 15-Mar-18 11:59:55

Already signed but i'll give this a bump.

SapphireSeptember Thu 15-Mar-18 12:07:18


Jog22 Thu 15-Mar-18 13:53:28


Draylon Thu 15-Mar-18 15:16:09


Mner Fri 16-Mar-18 15:52:30

Signed but happy to bump and support

Mywifenow Fri 16-Mar-18 16:03:10

5299 signatures now

The signatures by map is interesting!

Come on people of Bassetlaw , Harlow, Staffordshire, Leicester East!

17 signed in my small constituency.


sunnyhen Fri 16-Mar-18 16:50:56

signed and bumped

Hockneypool Fri 16-Mar-18 17:01:33

Signed the other day too

bellasuewow Fri 16-Mar-18 20:08:00


ilikebread Sat 24-Mar-18 19:20:32

Already Signed and bump

Testingnamechange1 Sat 24-Mar-18 22:18:11

Bump. 7 more to get to 8k!

BiologyMatters Sat 24-Mar-18 22:20:36


Melamin Thu 12-Apr-18 10:37:13

The AIBU thread has reached the 1000 limit, so I am bumping this one.

We have reached 9593 with very little publicity - on the home straight to the 10,000 needed for a reply!

Do share it with friends, relatives and on twitter if you can.

mellowyellow2018 Thu 12-Apr-18 12:26:22


chinz Thu 12-Apr-18 12:27:27

Signed and very happy to support this.

Melamin Thu 12-Apr-18 12:48:25

Thank you Chinz

Now is the time to sign if you haven't. Women have as much right to be heard and to put their own interests first as anyone else in a democracy. They are not a special group of doormats.

Melamin Thu 12-Apr-18 14:14:30

Well, its over 9600 smile

Only 400 more.

Waddlelikeapenguin Thu 12-Apr-18 22:06:10


Waddlelikeapenguin Fri 13-Apr-18 01:03:24


mellowyellow2018 Fri 13-Apr-18 06:19:13

It’s great but we are going to get an irritating response from Parliament - I just know it!

AlpacaLypse Fri 13-Apr-18 06:22:43

Turned out I'd already signed it!

Waddlelikeapenguin Fri 13-Apr-18 20:26:45

9704 smile

AlpacaLypse grin maybe there is someone else you could ask to sign?

Waddlelikeapenguin Sat 14-Apr-18 01:32:57


Waddlelikeapenguin Sat 14-Apr-18 02:15:40


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