Here’s some potentially good news to share today and for once it has nothing to do with the you-know-what story that’s drowning the news cycle. Across the pond in Great Britain, the other half of our special relationship has announced a change to their medical system that’s making the United States look pretty bad by comparison. The Brits have been dealing with their own wave of transgender unrest just as we have in America. But going forward, they’re not going to allow doctors to perform “transitional” (and irreversible) “gender correction” surgery on children. How surprisingly sane of them. (Telegraph)
Children who wish to undergo surgery to change their gender will be banned from doing so in future, the equalities minister has announced.
In a landmark move, which has been criticised by trans rights charities as introducing “a new form of inequality into British medical practice”, Liz Truss said that the Government will set out details of the plans later this summer.
Currently, people under the age of 18 are allowed surgery but with parental consent.
In addition to this new rule, the Equalities Minister said that the revamped Gender Recognition Act would also include the “extremely important protection of single-sex spaces.” That’s obviously going to have members of some progressive groups setting their hair on fire.