Tag: GRARG

The GRA Group, The Law

RESOURCES

Vintage books on table in library. The law and its development Legal commentary Development of the law regarding gender ID in the European Court Home Office Report of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Transsexual People April 2000 The Forstater Employment Tribunal judgment: a critical appraisal in light of Miller Karon Monaghan February 2020 To sum up: statute and case law recognises a binary distinction between the sexes; that binary distinction is dependent upon biology and will usually (though not always) find reflection in gender ascriptions; the EA 2010 recognises a binary distinction between males and females and recognises gender reassignment status as a distinct characteristic. The GRA is a muddle.  Legally this is not a 'trans-right...
The GRA Group

The next meeting of the Gender Recognition Act Reform Group – GRARG

15th July 2020 8pm It's been an eventful few weeks since the meeting on 24th June 2020 - I've been banned from Medium for the crime of posting a summary of our first meeting. But happily we have found a new home. We've had the shocking spectacle of Google joining forces with Stonewall and Gendered Intelligence to send an email to Boris Johnson urging him not to 'roll back' on trans rights. We have seen the attempts of Allison Bailey to raise money to take her own Chambers and Stonewall to court blocked by the fund raising platform she trusted - but watched her raise her target of £60K in breakneck speed. We have seen J. K Rowling's account of her experiences of sexual abuse twisted and used against her by men who apparently can't stoop low enough to silence an uppity...
The GRA Group

Brainstorming the Gender Recognition Act

What is the GRA and why does it need to change? The Gender Recognition Act ‘Where a full gender recognition certificate is issued to a person, the person’s gender becomes for all purposes the acquired gender (so that, if the acquired gender is the male gender, the person’s sex becomes that of a man and, if it is the female gender, the person’s sex becomes that of a woman’. Nicola Williams in interview with Joanna Williams: ‘So much could be resolved if we could all acknowledge that gender identity is not the same as sex;. Sex needs to be clearly defined. We need to clarify this in the law. We need to make sure that organisations that use the Equality Act know what it means when there is a clash or rights and know how to enact the law properly by finding a fair balance’ J.K....
First Meeting
The GRA Group

First Meeting

Summary of the First Meeting of the Gender Recognition Act Reform Group On 24th June 68 people ‘met’ via Zoom for the first meeting of the Gender Recognition Act Reform Group. I set out a brief agenda and some further reading in this post.I will set out here a summary of what we discussed, some particular issues of concern that were raised, and where we go from here. The situation in Scotland An urgent first item on the agenda was the state of play in Scotland. There was not agreement on what the direct consequences might be of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 but there were clear concerns that we are rapidly heading to a position where we have a neighbouring jurisdiction, with whom we share a land border AND the Equality Act 2010, which is...