Sir Keir Starmer WILL change the law to allow trans people to self-identify their gender

Sir Keir Starmer would amend the law to allow transgender people to self-identify their gender if Labor is elected, it has been announced.

The Labor Party’s disagreements over Scotland’s controversial new gender bill were exposed yesterday as MPs were reportedly split over whether the party should support First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s new rules, backed by Scotland’s Labor Party, on transgender recognition.

Mr Starmer has now said he will “update” the Gender Recognition Act despite concerns the move could affect women’s rights, The Telegraph reported.

The policy announcement follows Holyrood’s new gender policy rules, which allow people aged 16 and over to self-identify their gender without a medical diagnosis.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon successfully passed Gender Recognition Reform Bill in Scotland on Thursday

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon successfully passed Gender Recognition Reform Bill in Scotland on Thursday

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon successfully passed Gender Recognition Reform Bill in Scotland on Thursday

UK Labor has said it wants to give more protections to trans people, but Sir Keir Starmer last night refused to say how far he would go

UK Labor has said it wants to give more protections to trans people, but Sir Keir Starmer last night refused to say how far he would go

UK Labor has said it wants to give more protections to trans people, but Sir Keir Starmer last night refused to say how far he would go

The Gender Recognition Reform Act (Scotland) also lowers the minimum age for changing gender from 18 to 16 and shortens the time to obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) from two years to three months.

But the law has raised fears that abusive men could take advantage of the system.

It also puts the government on a constitutional collision course with Holyrood. Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said he was considering preventing it from becoming law with a Section 35 to prevent the law from gaining royal assent.

It would be the first time such powers would be used.

Labor has criticized the government for threatening to crack down on decentralization, but the party has refused to explain its plans in detail.

Instead, a party spokesman said: “Labour is proud of the Equality Act, including its provision for same-sex spaces.

“Modernizing the gender recognition process can and should be consistent with this.”

A Government source accused Labor of trying to play both sides, saying: “They can either recognize and defend the rights and safety of women and girls, or they can use the SNP to reverse those rights and the possible consequences of this decision. ‘

A Labor MP said Sir Keir seemed to follow the views of “Labour’s young activist staff, mostly based in London”.

Scottish Minister Alister Jack said he was considering preventing the law from going into effect

Scottish Minister Alister Jack said he was considering preventing the law from going into effect

Scottish Minister Alister Jack said he was considering preventing the law from going into effect

The MP asked: “What are the opinions of the leader or shadow women and the equality secretary?”

Another Labor MP said: “Many women in Parliament are against” with “as many for as against… it could be 50/50”.

And another MP said: “This law is flawed on so many levels but the intended and unintended consequences this legislation will have for everyone, including our trans community, will be a nightmare to solve across the UK .”

But Labour’s Baroness Kennedy, a human rights lawyer, said Sir Keir should “deal with legislation that is appropriate for England and Wales”.

“The idea that the Scottish Parliament should be suspended from Westminster because the Conservative Party doesn’t like it would be really very disruptive to UK unity and I think that would be absolute madness,” she added.

Ministers are concerned about the impact of gender law, which is a decentralized matter, on equality law, which covers the whole of the UK.

The government can challenge devolved legislation if it feels it impacts national security or reserved matters.

Any action to block them would be unprecedented – and likely subject to judicial review.

Suffragette JK Rowling condemned the legislation and shared an article arguing that Labor would pay to support the SNP’s ‘trans crusade’. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said it was “perfectly reasonable” to block Scotland’s gender legislation.

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Brian Ashcraft

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