Thread - Videos from today's ground-breaking #MOMABill 2nd reading @UKHouseofLords debate.
We've already tweeted @LordPhilofBrum's speech, here are more Peers speaking up for #WomanNotPerson, starting with @UKLabour's Front Bench
Dianne @HayteratLords
Here's @UKLabour peer Anita Gale @BaronessGale speaking up for #WomanNotPerson
Here's @UKLabour peer Estelle Morris speaking up for #WomanNotPerson
Here's @UKLabour peer @DavidTriesman speaking up for #WomanNotPerson followed by Non-Affiliated Peer @Fox_Claire doing the same
Here's @UKLabour Peer Tony Young speaking up for #WomanNotPerson
More videos to follow later inc cross-bench Peers Pannick & Hayman, & we'll upload & RT the whole fab debate inc Conservative Peers Noakes, Nicholson, Lucas, Cormack to our Youtube channel
The Overton Window at Westminster has shifted today
Questions were rightly raised about the damaging influence of "the Organisation which must not be named"
And about @ONS' shameful cave-in re guidance on Census2021 sex question.
Committee Stage amendments Thurs

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23 Feb
Thread of speeches by Cross Bench & Non-affiliated Peers in today's #MOMABill
First up Lord Pannick explains how the word Woman fully include everyone giving birth, regardless of gender identity.
He demolishes the government claim that gender neutral
terms in a Maternity Bill are necessary.
He explains The Lord Chief Justice in the Court of Appeal has ruled on this in the case of a claimant registered at birth as female.
"The person who gave birth to a child is female...
I do not think there are any legal difficulties in
referring to mothers or women in this Bill as female.
The Mother of Parliaments in doing that would be showing no disrespect to transmen"
One wonders how they'll trump yr arguments!
Surely #MOMABill will be amended on Thurs with
#SixWords "leave out “person” and insert “woman”
Read 5 tweets
13 Dec 20
What a wk!
Here's a thread to warm hearts -
Clips of our signatories @JohannLamont @JennyMarra @ProfAliceS @Docstockk @GoonerProf & Lord Young of Norwood Green in action @UKHouseofLords @Commonswomequ & @ScotParl,
& @LabWomenDec webinar
Here's the mighty @scottishlabour MSP @JohannLamont opening the debate on Thursday for her amendment -
"For the word ‘gender’ substitute ‘sex’ "
to the Forensic Medical Services Bill (Scotland)

Here's @JohannLamont's unforgettable closing speech in that debate.
The amendment was passed by a landslide majority.
Just 9 against (Libdems and Greens).

Read 8 tweets
24 Nov 20
Alice Bondi, LWD Working Group, presents
"How 50 yrs of women's liberation led to Labour Women's Declaration" - short clip from our recent webinar.
More info here:

40 yrs ago this wk Alice was one of 11 women arrested for protesting at Bradford’s Odeon
about an offensive porn film.
In the wake of Peter Sutcliffe’s death Alice has written this account of her arrest and treatment..."The police persisted…
in asking us who our leader was, and got more and more annoyed as we first of all shrugged our shoulders then indulged in some banter between us about who might be a leader....the fact that we were a group that functioned perfectly well without a ‘leader’ seemed incomprehensible
Read 5 tweets
23 Oct 20
Watch @UKLabour councillor @KevinPrice57 resign live at full Cambridge Council meeting
"Trans rights are human rights. Of course that is indisputable"
"The first three sentences of this motion will send a chill down the spines of the many women who believe
there is a conflict of rights and who want to be be able to discuss those in a calm and evidenced based way, as indeed was shown by World Rugby in its recent decision to exclude transgender women in those areas of the sport which it controls on the grounds of safety and fairness
for women...In 10 years I have never once voted against a Labour motion on this council, because I am on this council as a member of Labour Group. That is not a principle which I intend to break now....But there are also times when principle - or conscience if you prefer - must
Read 6 tweets
13 Feb 20
Supporters of the Labour Women’s Declaration were appalled to hear @lisanandy on @BBCr4today programme this morning, clearly stating that she wanted those who are concerned about male people being included in female-only spaces to be expelled from the Labour Party.
Women have been subject to harms that are far more tangible than words, quite apart from the verbal abuse and harassment virtually every women has experienced. And yet Nandy refers to @Womans_Place_UK which stands for the rights of women in every arena of life as a hate group.
This appears to be entirely on the basis that they want to retain the single-sex provisions of the Equality Act 2010, which were highlighted as in need of greater understanding and implementation in the 2019 Labour Manifesto.
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12 Feb 20
@RLong_Bailey @Keir_Starmer @lisanandy @EmilyThornberry Labour Women's Declaration wrote to each of you at the launch of your leadership campaigns asking whether you were committed to upholding the Labour 2019 Manifesto pledge on sex based rights #ExpelMe #WomensVoicesMatter
Labour Women's Declaration also asked how each of you, as leader, would ensure women in the party were able to meet, organise & discuss matters of policy change & how any such changes might impact women' sex based rights, without fear of threat/intimidation #SexMatters #ExpelMe
Labour Women's Declaration notes that to date we have not heard back from any of you with regards to our questions on women's sex based rights. We do note that @RLong_Bailey & @lisanandy have been quick to act in signing up to Labour Campaign for Trans Rights. #WomensRightsMatter
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