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Liz Truss says it is 'dehumanising' to be 'treated as a woman' and not a 'human'
Liz Truss has said it is "dehumanising" for someone to be "treated as a woman" - calling for everyone to be seen as "individual humans" instead.
Keir Starmer backs excluding trans women from some 'women-only spaces'
Trans women should be excluded from some "women-only spaces", Keir Starmer says, as the controversy threatens to open a bitter row in the party.
Joe Biden honors 10th anniversary of repeal of ban on gay servicemembers
President Joe Biden honored activists and service members who worked tirelessly to repeal the discriminatory "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy that prevented gay, lesbian, and bisexual people from serving openly in the military.
Tory equalities minister criticised for calling trans women 'men' in leaked tape
Minister for equalities Kemi Badenoch called trans women "men" and questioned their campaign for equal rights in a leaked audio recording.
Black students need dedicated education programme, Gavin Williamson told
A national education programme for Black students should be implemented as soon as possible, the education secretary has been told.
Covid vaccine 'to be made mandatory for NHS workers' amid staff shortage fears
Health Secretary Sajid Javid is reportedly making the Covid vaccine a requirement for all NHS staff.
Met Police 'considers gender neutral uniforms'
The Metropolitan Police force is considering introducing gender neutral uniforms, in order to ensure that officers are able to carry out their jobs whilst adhering to the equality of the law.
Scottish minister's wife pursues legal action against Dundee nursery
Court action is proceeding against a Dundee nursery over claims it discriminated against the wife and daughter of the Scottish government's health secretary.
Green frontbencher at centre of trans rights row to run for leadership
A Green frontbencher whose views on transgender rights were behind the decision of Siân Berry to step down as co-leader is to stand for the vacant leadership himself, saying the party should become a beacon to "politically homeless" women.
Cherie Blair backs campaign to persuade Garrick Club to admit women as members
T op barrister Cherie Blair has joined the campaign to end the ban on female membership of the Garrick Club almost half a century after she was forced to wait on the pavement while her future husband Tony was ushered inside.