All 6 results for transsexual speaker:Baroness Featherstone

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Gender Recognition: Human Rights (22 Jun 2010)

Lynne Featherstone: ...Rights on human rights and gender identity is a valuable contribution to the discussion on transgender rights in Europe. We also welcome the paper's recognition of the UK's work on equality for transsexual people as an exemplar to other member states. We will bear the Commissioner's recommendations in mind as we develop our Action Plan on Transgender Equality.

Public Bill Committee: Equality Bill: Clause 7 (16 Jun 2009)

Lynne Featherstone: .... Paragraph 56 of the explanatory notes states: “The clause also explains that a reference to people who have or share the common characteristic of gender reassignment is a reference to all transsexual people. A woman transitioning to being a man and a man transitioning to being a woman both share the characteristic of gender reassignment, as does a person who has only just started...

Public Bill Committee: Equality Bill: Clause 4 (11 Jun 2009)

Lynne Featherstone: I want people who are transsexual to have the protection as well, so that the measure is all-encompassing, wherever one is on the spectrum—not just medical, not just reassigned. However, in terms of what the Minister said regarding someone dressing as a different gender, that might be temporary—a passing phase. I want that protection wherever one is on the spectrum, so that the...

Public Bill Committee: Equality Bill: Clause 4 (11 Jun 2009)

Lynne Featherstone: ...”, not “reassignment”. We use the protective characteristic to protect all transgender—including gender variant people—while also allowing for more specific references to transsexual people, where appropriate. At the same time, if I leap across to the new clause, it would not have a chilling effect or prevent offensive jokes on gender presentation from...

Women and Equality: Gender Reassignment (Equality Bill) (14 May 2009)

Lynne Featherstone: Is the Minister aware that transsexuals face an NHS lottery? There are heavy restrictions in, for instance, Oxfordshire, where they can only get part of what they need done. That is akin to the position in the 1960s, when people were forced to go to Morocco or the Netherlands for surgery. Does the Minister agree that that is an appalling situation for them to find themselves in, and will she...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Equality Bill (11 May 2009)

Lynne Featherstone: ...in the Bill. I want briefly to touch on some of the good things in the Bill. We welcome the inclusion of sex and age in the positive duty. We also welcome what we hope is a move away from treating transsexualism as a medical condition. It is currently labelled gender reassignment under the protected characteristics. For a long time, those in the transgender community have had physically to...


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