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From The Guardian:

Attorney general says schools ‘do not have to accommodate’ children’s gender wishes

Suella Braverman says schools can treat pupils who identify as trans as if they were their birth sex because under-18s cannot legally change sex

Nadeem Badshah
Fri 27 May 2022 23.18 BST

The attorney-general, Suella Braverman, has declared that schools do not have to accommodate children who want to change gender under current legislation.

The government is currently drawing up formal guidance for schools on gender dysphoria and children who identify as transgender.

In an interview with the Times, Braverman QC said the law states that under-18s cannot legally change their sex, which enables schools to treat all of their pupils by the gender of their birth.

The Conservative MP for Fareham said: “Under-18s cannot get a gender recognition certificate, under-18s cannot legally change sex. So again, in the context of schools, I think it’s even clearer. A male child who says in a school that they are a trans girl, that they want to be female, is legally still a boy or a male. And schools have a right to treat them as such under the law.

“They don’t have to say, ‘OK, we’re going to let you change your pronoun or let you wear a skirt or call yourself a girl’s name.’”

Braverman, who was appointed attorney general in February 2020, added that she believes that teachers needed to take a “much firmer line” on the issue and suggested that some schools were encouraging gender dysphoria through an “unquestioning approach”.

The attorney general also discussed girls’ toilets and changing rooms having special protections as safe spaces if a scenario arises of a child born male wanting to use them.

She said: “I would say to the school that they don’t have to and that they shouldn’t allow that child to go into girls’ toilets.”

Braverman added the Equality Act contained “very important single-sex exemptions” that protected spaces such as girls’ lavatories and changing rooms.
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A timid yet encouraging step towards some sanity.

I wonder how the woke crowd will go after her.
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I wonder how the woke crowd will go after her.

That was exactly my reaction too.  Being a voice of sanity makes one a target.
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A timid yet encouraging step towards some sanity.

I wonder how the woke crowd will go after her.

Would be great if we saw this in the US.
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That is true that children cannot avail of that law but if their wish is with the acknowledgement and assistance of their respective guardian or parent who exercise the authority over their children and can represent them in regard to their legal capacity to manifest that desire, then there is legal issue there. I do not know the extent of guardianship and parental authority over this matter. The caveat is if the gender change can be treated like it is entering into marriage then of course there can be no representation by their parent or guardian but if it shall be considered as some kind of medical procedure wherein the consent of the guardian or parent is what is needed, then the attorney-general's opinion may not be binding. That is just my legal perspective about it. However, I agree with everyone that it is an insanity. Only a man and a women were created by God. The rest of these so called gender identifications are lies.