Statements & commentary in relation to sex and gender
"It is good that the Minister has clearly stated that the single sex exemptions can be invoked where justified but we know that service providers are not meeting the needs of women and we will be working to ensure that these exemptions are properly understood and utilised."
"We welcome the news that the proposal to introduce self-identification of gender has been scrapped, but even more, that the single-sex exemptions in the Equality Act remain and are clarified as being applicable to women as a sex."
Women from other political parties have launched their own declarations. Here are links to some of them:
"Whilst we fully recognise that transgender people often face a harsh reality in these intolerant times, we support the right of women to raise and address their concerns about how the erosion of sex-based rights could potentially impact their lives."
"We do not believe that the natural conflicts between women's sexbased rights (as defined in the Equality Act) and self-ID according gender reassignment rights have been explored enough by the Party."