This motion, from Edinburgh Southern Labour Party CLP, was passed at Scottish Women’s Labour Party Conference with a significant majority in favour, a couple against, and abstentions from UNITE, UNISON and GMB (and possibly more unions.)
Those unions have many women members whose voices are unheard because of “LGBTQ++” tyranny and no scrutiny of ‘equalities’ groups.
“We urge Scottish Labour to acknowledge the principle of women’s sex based rights. We recommend that Scottish Labour leadership follow Keir Starmer’s lead and openly recognise women as adult human females. Women and girls are at certain material disadvantages compared to men, in particular in relation to sexual violence. As a result, civilised societies, including the UK with the Equality Act 2010, have single sex spaces for women in a state of physical or emotional vulnerability including, but not exclusive to, toilets, changing rooms, healthcare facilities, prisons, refuges, most sports, and trauma counselling. Women’s and girls’ sexuality and fertility are vulnerable to exploitation including pornography, prostitution, commercialised egg donation and commercialised surrogacy. When Holyrood Parliament and its committees discuss regulation and legislation that impacts on women, women’s voices as a sex class must be heard openly, with respect and without intimidation. With a UK election approaching and Holyrood elections scheduled for 2026 we recommend that Scottish Labour acknowledge women’s existence as a sex and encourage positive debate within the Labour Party.”
Well done to all the women, many of them Labour Women’s Declaration activists, who have worked so hard for this significant moment. And of course to the four LWD activists who spoke in favour of the motion. Brilliant work! We’re pleased to say that we have heard that the motion has been selected by ballot to go forward to Scottish Labour Party Conference next year.