Not sure how long this thread will last, but amongst all the nonsense (most from Government) in the news these days, it is good to see a rare outbreak of commonsense: Government drops self-identification plan for trans people Trans people have attacked the current process - requiring a medical diagnosis - as intrusive and demeaning https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...nder-recognition-act-lgbt-rights-b528630.html Changes to gender recognition laws ruled out https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54246686 "The government has ruled out changes to the law to make it easier for people to have their gender legally recognised. They have rejected calls, backed in a 2018 consultation, for people to be able to change their birth certificates without a medical diagnosis. Ministers said reform of the 2004 Gender Recognition Act was not the "top priority" for transgender people. Equality campaigners said it was a "missed opportunity" and showed a "shocking failure of leadership". But women's rights groups applauded the decision as a "victory for fairness and common sense". Ministers are pledging action to make it easier for trans people to obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate and to improve healthcare services for them" Implications for schools?.