38.Submission from Mrs T D Roberts
I am writing to you with regard to the current
draft of the gender recognition bill. I felt I must express my
opinion on this subject to you.
Although this bill does not affect me personally
I do have friends that it will. There are two aspects of the bill
that I would like to discuss; the proposal to make divorce a pre
recognition of gender recognition being the first. I feel this
point does not allow for personal freedom and it may take away
the rights of certain individuals.
Secondly; bringing gender reassignment into
the full scope of anti discrimination law. I feel there would
be a huge void if this were not to take place. You would be leaving
these very vulnerable individuals open to many aspects of discrimination
if you were not to address this issue.
This would lead to all types of problems in
the future if they were not addressed now.
I pledge my support for the submissions of Ms
Gina Large and hope you give them adequate consideration.
8 September 2003