A fresh dispute has emerged concerning new Crown Prosecution Service guidelines, which could result in parents facing domestic abuse charges for not using their child’s preferred pronouns. The Mail on Sunday has the story.
The CPS faced claims it was “losing the plot” over guidance that could also mean someone who refuses to fund their partner’s transitioning process could be committing a serious offence.
However, the Mail on Sunday was told the CPS was now reviewing its controversial ‘Impacts of Domestic Abuse’ advice.
Earlier this year, feminist campaigner Maya Forstater branded the prosecution service “ideologically captured”. And in a scathing report, the Policy Exchange think-tank called on the CPS to replace the guidelines with something that follows British law instead of “Stonewall law”, a reference to the controversial ‘diversity’ charity.
In a report backed by ex-Justice Secretary Sir Robert Buckland and two former senior judges, Policy Exchange said the law placed no obligations on spouses and partners to support a partner’s transgender identity – but that the CPS legal guidance on domestic abuse appeared to suggest otherwise. …
Former Lord Justice of Appeal, Sir Patrick Elias, said: “The paper raises very serious concerns about the impartiality and independence of the CPS when dealing with the highly sensitive issue of the treatment of transgender persons. It appears to have adopted uncritically the controversial views of Stonewall.”
Worth reading in full.