I'm going to tweet out a few of the illuminating comments from the debates that led to the GRA 2004, to save you all ploughing through Hansard.
Note how it was supposed to be only a 'small number'
And then note the utter balderdash that follows. In this order:
1. Gender is not sex.
2. Govt will legally recognise gender
3. Gender should be legal sex
4. Acquired gender = legal sex
5. Something unexplained about man, woman and male and female
6. Sex = Gender
As we now know, this happens
Tebbit anticipated it, and the Govt acknowledged this would happen.
It's like the GRA was just a foot in the door.
How's that working out, do we reckon?
Tell that to the litigious lobby busy chucking harassment charges at citizens who reference that 'un-rewritten history'. @Glinner might have a few words on this.
Have some sense of proportion, folks!
Lord Goodhart: "Of course, there are problems with the bill, some of which are relatively minor. The most substantial problem relates to existing marriages."