"New measures are needed to stop trans people discrimination"

By Gareth Dennison | 12/07/2017

'New measures are needed to stop trans people discrimination'
Sarah Champion

ROTHERHAM MP Sarah Champion called for new measures to prevent discrimination against trans people.

The shadow secretary of state for women and equalities said the Government must deliver on its promise to tackle the abuse being suffered.

A 2015 select committee inquiry revealed that trans people face hate crime, bullying in schools and are let down when accessing public services like the NHS. 

Ms Champion said: “Trans people continue to face the most serious forms of discrimination imaginable. 

“The Government continues to offer vague commitments but there is timetable for when the desperately-needed reform will be finally undertaken.

“The Government are still making all the right noises but have been doing that for months. The time for talking is over.”

Justine Greening, minister for women and equalities, said the Gender Recognition Act from 2004 would be reviewed.

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