The government has responded to a thousands-strong petition to halt the gender recognition reform in the UK. The petition was launched by the trans-exclusionary radical feminists who are actively trying to deny that transgender women are women. The government is set to consult on plans to streamline the gender recognition process to allow transgender people to ease the gender recognition process in the country on the basis of self identity. A response from the Government Equalities Office this week sought to address concerns from the groups about women’s services, stating that safeguard rules won’t be changed, all-3omen spares are for all women, including transgender ones. It also notes that the “Equality Act 2010 [is] the legislation that allows for single sex spaces,” not the Gender Recognition Act – which only regulates whether transgender people can change the legal gender on their birth certificate.