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Labour activists launch declaration on women’s sex-based rights

Labour activists launch declaration on women’s sex-based rights

This article originally appeared in The Morning Star on 11th November 2019

Three hundred Labour party activists and supporters including three MSPs and 24 Labour councillors have launched a declaration on women’s sex-based rights – and are calling for more signatories.

The declaration, which is being made in the form of a petition, is in response to moves which many fear threaten to erode and water down rights that women campaigned long and hard to achieve.

Concerns arose after Labour made commitments in its 2017 general election manifesto to reform the Gender Recognition Act (GRA). Many believe the proposals would have a detrimental effect on women’s sex-based rights – particularly the right to single-sex facilities such as hospital wards, toilets and changing rooms and also services for survivors of domestic violence and rape. read more

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