- UKA says risk too high to ban trans women from female events
- Equality commission claimed it told UKA law permitted a ban
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has taken the unprecedented step of criticising UK Athletics for its “inaccurate” interpretation of the law after UKA announced plans for a new transgender policy.
The EHRC’s intervention came hours after UKA said it wanted to ban transgender women from female events on fairness grounds – but it would be too “risky” to do so unless the government changes the law.
Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/feb/03/uk-athletics-trans-women-female-events-law-change under the title “UK Athletics under fire over ‘inaccurate’ reading of law amid transgender plans”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.