In a recent newsletter she wrote:
it was an amazing day (and brilliant to meet so many people in real life).
I talked about what makes people and organisations stand up for truth and integrity on this topic, and what stops them. And about the need for ordinary clear language about sex to protect everyone’s safety, dignity, freedom of association and of belief and speech. .
I also asked people to fill in the Scottish Government’s consultation on its proposal for legal gender self-identification ( guidance from For Women Scotland here: https://forwomen.scot/)
A few days later it was shocking to hear Labour Party leadership candidates describing Woman’s Place UK as a hate group and calling for those involved to be expelled from the Party.
But both the efforts of everyone standing up, and the disproportionate responses of those trying to shut them down bring sunlight and scrutiny. It does feel like the debate is opening up.
Secondly is a legal blogpost “The Forstater Employment Tribunal Judgment – a critical appraisal in light of Miller”
Karon Monaghan QC is a very well respected barrister who practices in equality and human rights law. She comments on my case and that of Harry Miller (who won his case against Humberside Police)
“It is somewhat surprising – and bold – for an ET to conclude that a “view” held by the senior courts and reflected in judgments spanning 40 years are not worthy of respect in a democratic society, not compatible with human dignity and conflicted with the fundamental rights of others”
She concludes “it seems increasingly likely that the decision in Forstater will not survive an appeal.”
This of course is not the last word (and there are other legal articles out there I try to keep track of everything at https://hiyamaya.net/sex-and-gender/), but it is encouraging.