The opening section of MTG’s despicable bill On Saturday, I published a blog post containing the text of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s bill for a ‘Protect Children’s Innocence Act’, whose chief stated purpose is ‘to prohibit gender affirming care on minors’. MTG is known for her far-right Christian-nationalist views, but these have some traction in US… Continue reading MTG’s trans genocide plan
MTG’s ‘Protect Children’s Innocence Act’
While the rights of women and LGBT+ people, especially trans people, are under attack at state level across the US following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade earlier this year, far-right Republican representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (a.k.a. MTG) is introducing a House of Representatives bill which she proposes to call the ‘Protect Children’s… Continue reading MTG’s ‘Protect Children’s Innocence Act’
From a place of fear: responding to Leya
Subversion of the Aristotelian chain of being (source: Metropolitan Museum of Art; public domain) In Bella Caledonia’s promised six-part series on ‘the debate around trans issues, identity, feminism and solidarity aimed at building understanding and in a spirit of open dialogue’, three articles have appeared so far. The first, by Jennie Kermode, debunks some of the prevailing myths… Continue reading From a place of fear: responding to Leya
GRA reform in Scotland – the rest in one go
This post addresses Parts 4, 5 and 7 of the Scottish government’s consultation document on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. I’m throwing everything into this final post, because there are only two weeks left until the consultation closes and I want to get the important points across.
GRA reform in Scotland – 3: the need for change
This post addresses Part 3 of the Scottish government’s consultation document on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. Recognising that the GRA has become dated and is no longer in accordance with international thinking on transgender rights, the government has proposed a review of the legislation.
GRA reform in Scotland – 2: the 2004 Act
This post addresses Part 2 of the Scottish government’s consultation document on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. This part of the consultation document sets out what the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) is and how it applies in Scotland.
GRA reform in Scotland – overview
The UK’s Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) was introduced in response to a 2002 European Court of Human Rights ruling against the UK (Christine Goodwin v. the United Kingdom). It legislated against some practices that were seen as potentially discriminatory against trans people. On 9 November 2017, the Scottish government launched a consultation (open until 1… Continue reading GRA reform in Scotland – overview