Petition Create a specific offence of stirring up hatred on grounds of Gender Identity

Presently the Public Order Act 1986 makes it a criminal offence to stir up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation. There is no such offence on grounds of Gender Identity, to cover transgender, non-binary and non-gender-conforming people. The Act should be amended to include this.

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There are increasing cases of hate crimes targeting people on the grounds of their Gender Identity. This behaviour is extremely toxic and harmful, and can no longer be ignored. Specific legal protection from stirring up hatred on the grounds of Gender Identity is urgently needed, so that protections exist similar to the protections that already exist against stirring up hatred on grounds of sexual orientation.

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