The Court of Appeal has today reversed the judgment handed down in Bell v Tavistock by the Divisional Court. We are proud to have stood with subject experts Brook, The Endocrine Society, and Liberty, as well as having the backing of legal experts The Good Law Project. Thanks to this intervention, the court heard submissions… Continue reading Bell v Tavistock quashed on appeal – quick read
The Court of Appeal has today overturned the judgment handed down in Bell v Tavistock by the Divisional Court, and rejected the claim for judicial review. We are proud to have stood in coalition with subject experts and co-interveners Brook, The Endocrine Society, and Liberty, as well as having the backing of legal experts The… Continue reading Bell v Tavistock quashed on appeal
Today’s judgment may initially appear disappointing for under-16s, but goes some way in confirming that 16 and 17 year olds are presumed to have full legal capacity to consent to medical treatment. Importantly: “Doctors can continue to prescribe puberty blocking treatment if the patient is Gillick competent. The court found that the patient must understand… Continue reading Bell v Tavistock outcome
To write directly to the PM, please use our form here. Dear Prime Minister, I’m writing to you today as a UK citizen deeply concerned about proposed rollbacks to safeguards for trans dignity and safety in this country. On 14th June, The Sunday Times had as its front page an article on how the much-needed… Continue reading Our message to the PM
by Jay Stewart, CEO The Sunday Times front page announced today that the, “PM scraps plans to make gender change easier”. The article details alleged plans to abolish amendments to the GRA. If true, this is deeply concerning. We need reforms to ensure all trans people have access to legal gender recognition without the… Continue reading Response to the reporting that GRA reform to be dropped
As part of our newly-launched BAEB campaign, Gendered Intelligence CEO, Dr Jay Stewart has written on the idea of bodily autonomy for trans people. Who has the right to bodily autonomy? In a film called Gendernauts by Monika Treut, (1999), trans historian Susan Stryker said: It’s been a really powerful way of feeling that I’m… Continue reading What is an irreversible decision?
This case is about trying to draw a near-invisible line in the sand about what healthcare can and should be offered to young people and what should be denied. This is an arbitrary distinction: a child can be informed of any consequences and be expected to fully consent to any other life-saving treatment where possible,… Continue reading Judicial Review on GIDS
Gendered Intelligence’s Policy lead, Cara English, grew up in Belfast, and reflects on what news laws on equal marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland mean to her and other LGBTQ people. On the 21st October, the political parties in Northern Ireland failed to restart the Assembly (our devolved parliament), allowing for a cross-party Westminster bill on equal… Continue reading A huge leap for equality in Northern Ireland