The new policy would force teachers to out trans youth to their parents 


Several MPs have urged Rishi Sunak to get rid of the proposed trans policy to be implemented in schools which will effectively force teachers to out trans youth to their parents. Education Secretary Gillian Keegan confirmed this new policy on Wednesday 19 July. 

Kate Osborne, Labour MP for Jarrow, told PinkNews that this new policy is Rishi Sunak’s attempt to “flout the law”. She said: “Sunak should accept the legal advice, that he commissioned, that any attempts to effectively end the protected characteristic of being trans would breach the Equality Act.”

These concerns are shared among many other MPs including Nadia Whittome, Labour MP for Nottingham East, who was appalled by the new propositions. 

“For many young trans people, their ability to socially transition is essential to their mental health and wellbeing,” she said. “Any attempt by government to prevent them from cutting their hair or using a different name and pronouns is authoritarian and discriminatory in the extreme.”

There are currently delays in the specifics of this new policy due to speculation that Rishi is reshuffling his Cabinet.

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