A 14-year-old girl has threatened the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) with fresh legal action over alleged pro-transgender bias.
The schoolgirl, known as Miss A, told the CPS that its association with Stonewall breaches the law, because the prosecuting body is not being impartial on transgenderism.
Miss A’s lawyers instructed the CPS to withdraw from Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme, which gives awards to employers who promote LGBT ideology inside and outside of the workplace.
Last month, the CPS pulled its controversial LGBT hate-crime guidance for schools, following a separate legal challenge from Miss A. She is now arguing that it will be unable to review this guidance without significant bias, due to its alliance with Stonewall.
The schoolgirl said: “I do not believe the CPS can be fair as they are listening to Stonewall, who are misrepresenting what the law says about my rights to female-only spaces.
“I do not trust them to focus on the safety, privacy and dignity of girls, or to balance the rights of all young people in schools.”
Tanya Carter of Safe Schools Alliance, which is supporting her case, said: “All policies must be legally compliant and free of political ideology”, adding that it “cannot be allowed to continue”.
“I do not trust them to focus on the safety, privacy and dignity of girls”
The CPS’s LGBT hate-crime guidance, published in January, said schools could face legal action if they did not allow transgender pupils to use the toilets and changing rooms of their choice. It also claimed that children could be guilty of a hate crime for “rejecting someone”, “not wanting to work with them” or excluding them from a friendship group.
In their legal letter threatening a judicial review, Miss A’s lawyers accused the CPS of “misrepresenting the law” and said it was “extraordinary” that “no statutory organisation with expertise in safeguarding and the welfare of children has been consulted”.
The CPS said it would temporarily remove the guidance while it conducted a review.
Responding to the new case, the owner of gay lifestyle magazine Attitude has suggested that the girl should be branded a ‘vexatious litigant’ for her claims against the CPS.
Darren Styles tweeted: “I think it might be possible to have this girl declared a vexatious litigant – which carries a number of sanctions for both her and her lawyer. Maybe we should raise a bit of money to have that pursued?”
His suggestion was rubbished by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, a former Director of Save the Children and recipient of seven honorary doctorates. She replied: “Sure; see you in court as opposing witness on Child’s Rights.”