Anti-trans bathroom sign was removed from a Dundee train station

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An anti-trans sticker designed to look like official signage has been removed from a Dundee train station bathroom after complaints. The sticker, produced by the group Standing For Women, read: “Women only. This is a single sex service under the Equality Act 2010.” The staff took it down as one of the passengers, a woman identified as Ms Jennifer Norris, attracted their attention to it. “It was placed on the door in a very deliberate way so as to make it look official,” said Ms. Norris, according to The Evening Telegraph. At the same time the train station spokesperson noted that almost all bathrooms they can offer to the passengers are gender-neutral. Standing for Women’s founder Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull in turn insisted that the group is responsible for producing the sticker, but not for placing it at the train station. She added: “We are fed up that the protected category of sex in the Equality Act is routinely ignored and are standing up and saying we matter too.” Under the Equality Act, service providers may create “single sex” spaces. The legislation states that transgender people should not be discriminated against due to their gender identity, and should be allowed to use single sex spaces in alignment with their gender unless there is a legitimate safety concern.

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