The UK Government Equalities Office has issued a statement regarding the unhinged coverage of the Gender Recognition Act consultation in this weekend’s newspapers.Â [Emphasis mine]
Neither GEO nor Ministers were approached for comment on todayâ€™s coverage on the Gender Recognition Act. Any speculation that decisions have already been made on the Gender Recognition Act is wrong. These are complex and sensitive issues. We know that many trans people find theÂ current requirements overly intrusive and bureaucratic. We areÂ consulting now because we want to hear peopleâ€™s views.
We have always made clear that any reform of the Gender Recognition Act will not change theÂ exceptions under the Equality Act that allow provision for single andÂ separate sex spaces.Â The consultation ends next week and we will lookÂ carefully at all the responses.