Tony Blair’s former Education Secretary Estelle Morris, who now sits in the Lords as a Labour peer, has backed Kemi Badenoch on trans rights by saying children should not be encouraged to change gender. The Telegraph has more.
Estelle Morris said pupils should be taught in biology lessons that there are only two sexes.
Speaking in a debate in the House of Lords, she warned that if teachers allowed children to “socially transition”, by referring to them by a different pronoun or name, it could cause them “psychological damage”.
She added that parents should always be informed if a child was struggling with their gender identity.
The comments go much further than the official Labour position, which so far has simply called on the Government to publish advice to schools on gender issues.
A group representing lesbian members of the Labour Party backed Equalities Minister Mrs Badenoch after she warned of an “epidemic” of gay children being told they were transgender.
The Lesbian Labour Group said: “How come a Tory minister can be right and Labour is so wrong?”
The Government has still not published long-awaited guidance for schools on how to deal with children who say they want to change gender, such as whether they should be allowed to take part in sports with children from the opposite biological sex.
I shudder to think what a Starmer-led Government will allow in our schools – it’s been bad enough under the Tories, whose ‘war on woke’ has often felt like little more than empty words from an administration powerless against the Blob.
Worth reading in full.