UKIP equalities chief: Transgender political correctness ‘is going way too far’
UKIP’s new equalities spokesman has said that transgender “political correctness” is going “way way too far”.
Former British Army officer Henry Bolton recently became the fourth leader of the the pro-Brexit UK Independence Party in a year.
The new party leader has since appointed his new top team, giving Cllr Star Anderton the newly-created role of “Equalities spokesman”.
It’s the first time that UKIP has had a dedicated figure relating to equalities issues.
In her first statement in the role today, Anderton put out a release capitlaising on reports that the UK government had used the term ‘pregnant people’ instead of ‘pregnant women’.
Prime Minister Theresa May has denied claims that the government has outlawed the term ‘pregnant mother’, with her spokesperson insisting that the term is still acceptable and that the government was simply “recognising that transgender people can be pregnant”.
But in her release, Cllr Anderton blamed a “tangled web of competing special interests”.
Cllr Anderton said: “This is a complete tangled web of competing special interests, but the Prime Minister has got to be correct in saying that the term pregnant is relevant to birth females.
“To open up the term as ‘pregnant people’ is political correctness going way way too far.
“There have only been a couple of pregnancies whereby a female, who has partially transitioned to being male, decided to have a child prior to undergoing the remainder of the transition to being male.
She added: “Why do we have to have so many labels & non gender specific terms when first and foremost we are all human?
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