ACAS confirms it has left Stonewall - the Times

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ChoosandChipsandSealingWax Fri 28-May-21 06:10:34

“ A second high-profile public body has ditched a rights group’s scheme to encourage “diversity days” after concerns were raised that it gave unlawful advice on transgender rights.

Acas, the employment dispute service, confirmed to The Times that it had withdrawn “for cost reasons” from the diversity champions scheme run by Stonewall”

Link: www.thetimes.co.uk/article/stonewall-suffers-fresh-setback-in-trans-advice-row-j3p79gb2k

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Whinginadeville Fri 28-May-21 06:14:06

Excellent news

EmpressWitchDoesntBurn Fri 28-May-21 06:16:09

Fantastic.

alexyyy Fri 28-May-21 06:43:48

Excellent.

BelleClapper Fri 28-May-21 06:45:15

It really does feel as though people are waking up.

oldwomanwhoruns Fri 28-May-21 06:45:17

grin

WeeTorag Fri 28-May-21 06:51:07

I'm so happy about this. My Son's secondary school is a champ and I so badly want them to ditch Stonewall. I sent the head the EHRC story last week and various other "news" and he replied positively. I can't wait for Stonewall to be disbanded! 🤞

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highame Fri 28-May-21 07:04:50

Just came on to post this. The fear of being branded is now gone. This is fantastic

Whatwouldscullydo Fri 28-May-21 07:11:01

Let's hope this is the start of alot more doing the same.

MrsBertBibby Fri 28-May-21 07:13:15

grin

Ivebeeninlockdowntoolong Fri 28-May-21 07:14:31

Good!

PurplePlain Fri 28-May-21 07:14:57

I'm pleased about this, but also sad that I feel pleased. Stonewall was a positive thing.

WorkingItOutAsIGo Fri 28-May-21 07:15:03

I love how cost saving is giving them the perfect excuse!

MrsHuntGeneNotJeremyObviously Fri 28-May-21 07:19:30

It would be nice though if these organisations owned their decisions and didn't let Stonewall off the hook by claiming this was about cost

PearPickingPorky Fri 28-May-21 07:21:36

As Barracker said, the EHRC gave everyone the perfect excuse with their "cost reasons". Makes it much easier for others to follow.

OhHolyJesus Fri 28-May-21 07:22:55

We can expect another round of "u ok hun" type tweets then as The Times is clearly "obsessed" with Stonewall, according to their social media team.

Very pleased to hear this news. Another nail.

SirSamuelVimes Fri 28-May-21 07:23:58

Yes!!!

Ifyourefeelingsinister Fri 28-May-21 07:25:23

Great news!

PearPickingPorky Fri 28-May-21 07:25:48

MrsHuntGeneNotJeremyObviously

It would be nice though if these organisations owned their decisions and didn't let Stonewall off the hook by claiming this was about cost

Saying anything else makes it about politics, which is tricky ground for most organisations to navigate as they shouldn't really be getting involved in politics.

But every organisation has a budget to balance.

highame Fri 28-May-21 07:27:19

Stonewall was also captured, for which I am very sad. It was a fantastic organisation for gay rights before it added the T. However, Stonewall wants to destroy the rights of women, therefore we can only be relived when Stonewall their are signs of destruction.

eurochick Fri 28-May-21 07:33:41

I'm also pleased but sad that I feel pleased. It was a good organisation that accomplished lots of good things, but it has completely lost its way.

AfternoonToffee Fri 28-May-21 07:35:41

Whilst this is good news it is also a worry that the first two to go are two that should have such a grasp on the law that they should have seen through the SW misrepresentation. How could ACAS have offered impartial advice when they were stonewalled to the hilt?

EmpressWitchDoesntBurn Fri 28-May-21 07:37:24

highame

Stonewall was also captured, for which I am very sad. It was a fantastic organisation for gay rights before it added the T. However, Stonewall wants to destroy the rights of women, therefore we can only be relived when Stonewall their are signs of destruction.

Exactly. It’s pretty tragic when you think of their history. But Stonewall are a homophobic & misogynistic organisation now.

JustcameoutGC Fri 28-May-21 07:41:07

Their trustees must be quaking in their boots. Ultimately it is up to them to govern the charity. If they do unlawful things, it is up to the Trustees to sort it. I would be stepping down round about now...

Tibtom Fri 28-May-21 07:44:46

PearPickingPorky

As Barracker said, the EHRC gave everyone the perfect excuse with their "cost reasons". Makes it much easier for others to follow.

Others can use the cost excuse but I do think EHRC should have said that being a member of SW champion scheme would place organisations in breach of their public sector equality duty to ALL protected characteristics.

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