Boris says biological men should not compete in female sports events

Finally a politician stands up for something most people would agree with and will hopefully lead to an end to the unfair competition some Female athletes have had to face.

Whilst weighing in on the row over trans rights Boris Johnson today said that biological males should not be allowed to compete in female-only sports events.

The prime minister also said that parents should have ‘involvement at the very least’ in decisions made by children to alter their gender.

It comes as the government faces a backlash for excluding transgender people from a ban on conversion therapy.

The government has been forced to cancel a landmark international LGBT+ conference in response to changes to a promised ban on all conversion therapy, after more than 100 charities pulled out.

Speaking during a visit to a hospital in Welwyn Garden City, the PM said: ‘I don’t think that it’s reasonable for kids to be deemed so-called Gillick-competent to take decisions about their gender or irreversible treatments that they may have. I think there should be parental involvement at the very least.’

And he added: ‘I don’t think that biological men should be competing in female sporting events’.

He also defended the decision to exclude transgender people from the conversion therapy ban, despite backlash from some of his own MPs.

Jamie Wallis, Conservative MP for Bridgend and the UK’s first openly trans MP, said on Monday it is ‘wrong to exclude protections for a whole group of people’ from an ‘abhorrent’ practice.

But Mr Johnson said:  ‘We will have a ban on gay conversion therapy, which to me is utterly abhorrent.

‘But there are complexities and sensitivities when you move from the area of sexuality to the question of gender. There, I’m afraid, there are things that I think still need to be worked out.’

The PM added that women should have spaces in hospitals, prisons and changing rooms which were ‘dedicated to women’.

‘That’s as far as my thinking has developed on this issue. If that puts me in conflict with some others, then we have got to work it all out,’ he said.

‘That doesn’t mean that I’m not immensely sympathetic to people who want to change gender, to transition.

‘It’s vital that we give people the maximum possible love and support in making those decisions.

‘But these are complex issues and I don’t think they can be solved with one swift, easy piece of legislation. It takes a lot of thought to get this right.’

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