Sunday 6 October 2019 / 3:03 PM Dawn Butler

“A hostile environment for transgender people” – Dawn Butler responds to delay in publishing Gender Recognition Act consultation

Commenting on the government’s delay in publishing the Gender Recognition Act consultation, Dawn Butler, Shadow Secretary for Women and Equalities said:

“Boris Johnson’s government have failed to publish the consultation results and are deliberately creating a hostile environment for transgender people.

“We must put a stop to this irresponsible behaviour. Almost half of trans people in Britain have attempted suicide at least once and 84 per cent have thought about it.

“A Labour government will help save lives not ruin them. We will champion rights for LGBT+ communities across the UK and reform the Gender Recognition Act.”