By Jonathon Van Maren
As a growing number of institutions shift to gender-neutral bathrooms to comply with the diktats of gender ideology, the U.K.’s attorney general Suella Braverman has announced that schools which only offer unisex bathrooms are breaking the law.
Braverman is the U.K. government’s chief legal advisor, and she is speaking out against schools transitioning away from sex-segregated bathroom facilities. Writing for the Telegraph, Braverman stated that: “There is also a separate duty to provide single-sex toilets in schools, breach of which would be unlawful. The legislative background therefore means that biological male children are generally not permitted to use the female toilets in schools.”
After years of chaos and confusion, Braverman presented the U.K. government’s advice for schools on dealing with the thorny transgender issue in a speech for the think tank Policy Exchange. Trans activists are going to be enraged by many of the government’s conclusions. Braverman stated that schools can “refuse to allow a biologically and legally male child, who identifies as transgender, from using girls’ toilets.”
This contradicts the current practice of allowing trans-identified students to use whichever facility they choose, whenever they choose.
But far more significant than that is Braverman’s open attack on the now standard practice of schools assisting students in “transitioning” without their parents’ knowledge, which she referred to as “transitioning children behind their parents’ backs,” and stated that teachers should not refer to children by new, “preferred pronouns” unless specifically advised to by a medical professional. Those who “socially transition” without the knowledge and consent of their parents, she stated, may be in breach of their “duty of care” and could face lawsuits.