Statements & commentary in relation to sex and gender

Murray Blackburn Mackenzie

Murray Blackburn Mackenzie

"We welcome today’s statement by Liz Truss brings much needed clarity on the UK Government’s proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act."

Women's Place UK

Woman's Place UK

"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."

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"FiLiA welcomes the Minister for Women and Equalities decision to protect single-sex spaces and services on the basis of biological sex. "

Legal Feminist

Legal Feminist

"Perhaps now that there is clarity over self-ID, there is scope for truly radical legislation and guidance capable of support across the feminist and transgender communities."

Declaration on Women's Sex-Based Rights

"We oppose all forms of discrimination against women and girls that result from replacing "sex" with "gender identity" in law, policy, and social practice."



"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."

Transgender Trend

"Today’s decision protects the existing rights of women and girls to privacy and safety in single-sex spaces, and maintains current checks and balances in applying for a GRC."

Fair Play For Women

Fair Play for Women

"Just because GRA reform has been dropped in England and Wales it doesn’t mean our sex-based rights are now secure. "

Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Alliance

LGB Alliance

"LGB Alliance welcomes the announcement by Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade and Minister for Women and Equalities."

For Women Scotland

For Women Scotland

"We believe that there are only two sexes, that a person’s sex is not a choice, nor can it be changed. Women are entitled to dignity, safety and fairness."

Women from other political parties have launched their own declarations. Here are links to some of them:

Scottish National Party

Scottish National Party

"Women have the right to discuss policies which affect them, such as the proposed self identification of sex, without being abused or silenced."

Women's Equality Party

Women's Equality Party

"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."

Conservative party

Conservative Party

"Here at @CUPWomensPledge we told you we intended to redouble our efforts to win back single sex spaces for women and girls."

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Green Feminists

"Our aims are to ensure that Green Party candidates are elected AND to support women's and girl’s sex based rights and protections."

Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats

"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."

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