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Gb: Minister of Education, at 16 you can decide on your own gender

2023-01-17T16:16:26.761Z

Rift emerges in central government over no to Scottish law (ANSA) UK Education Minister Gillian Keegan has said 16-year-olds are old enough to make decisions about their own gender, urging Rishi Sunak's Conservative government to be more sensitive following its decision to block the entry into force of the legislation. Gender Recognition Act, the controversial law recently approved in Scotland. The provision desired by the independentist executive of Edinburgh m



UK Education Minister Gillian Keegan has said 16-year-olds are old enough to make decisions about their own gender, urging Rishi Sunak's Conservative government to be more sensitive following its decision to block the entry into force of the legislation. Gender Recognition Act, the controversial law recently approved in Scotland.

The provision desired by the independentist executive of Edinburgh makes it easier to change the gender registry and lowers the minimum age for requesting it from 18 to 16 years.

Keegan claims that she does not want to contradict Prime Minister Sunak with her observations and that she speaks only from "personal experience", as she left school at 16 and started working, therefore at an age, in her opinion, of she,

With his words, however, a rift emerges in the central government with respect to a law that has aroused controversy from many quarters, while we are heading towards the legal clash between London and Edinburgh after the refusal by the executive led by Nicola Sturgeon to modify the provision .

However, splits have also emerged within the SNP, the Scottish majority party, in addition to strong criticism from important figures in the feminist movement such as the writer JK Rowling. 


Source: ansa

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