Labour must break from triangulation on trans rights
The Labour manifesto’s wording on trans rights is a result of triangulation on the part of the Clause V meeting that drew it up.
On the one hand, the manifesto calls for a commitment for the reform of the GRA in order to demedicalise the process of application for a Gender Recognition Certificate and the amendment of birth certificates to correspond with gender identity. This is a policy supported by a broad base of Labour Party members and strongly amongst young activists in the party. On the flip-side, the manifesto also calls for a