Should ‘Variations in Sex Characteristics’ be included in the Hate Crime and Public Order Bill?

The Hate Crime and Public Order Bill provides for ‘Variations in Sex Characteristics’ (VSCs) as a standalone protected characteristic. This represents a change from the Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Act 2009, which currently classifies ‘intersexuality’ under ‘transgender identity’. The…

Domino effects: the implications of the framing the sex question in the 2021 census

The UK is losing robust data on sex and the framing of the sex question in the 2021 census is set to make the situation worse.   The sex question in the 2021 census will ask whether a person is…