In another victory for common sense and decency, a controversial and discriminatory trans “toolkit” has been scrapped.
A 13-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl has forced a council to scrap its transgender “toilet toolkit” after winning a court battle.
The girl, who has not been named, took Oxfordshire County Council to the High Court, saying her safety and privacy was threatened.
The authority said it has now withdrawn the 50-page “Trans Inclusion Toolkit” which gave advice on transgender pupils to teachers in schools and colleges.
The kit advised that transgender people could use the toilets, change rooms and school trip dorm rooms according to their feelings, discriminating against the safety and feelings of everyone else.
The teenager said the case "had a very significant impact" on her.
She said at the time: "I am very surprised that the council never asked the opinion of girls in Oxfordshire about what we thought before they published the toolkit.
"Under these guidelines I have no right to privacy from the opposite sex in changing rooms, loos or on residential trips.
"It makes me feel that my desire for privacy, dignity, safety and respect is wrong.
"I would like to know what Oxfordshire County Council is going to do to make schools a safe place for girls going forward."
The council doesn’t appear too worried as they indicated the toolkit would be “superseded by guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission” anyway, probably in their favour.
Kirralie Smith, Binary spokeswoman, applauded the victory.
“Congratulations to this brave young girl. It is a shame that it took a child to point out the obvious dangers of allowing people to use toilets according to their feelings but a worthy victory none-the-less. Biology must be the standard measure for making decisions about the safety and well-being of people – not fluid feelings that cannot be measured.”
“Despite the victory, the battle is not over and everyone must demand that the safety and dignity of females is protected with any future policy development.”