Sixteen is old enough to decide on gender, says education secretary

Gillian Keegan says she is not contradicting Rishi Sunak over decision to block Scottish gender recognition bill

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The UK education secretary, Gillian Keegan, has suggested 16-year-olds are old enough to make decisions on their gender, urging sensitivity as the UK government prepares to block Scotland’s gender recognition bill.

Rishi Sunak has given the green light to use section 35 of the Scotland Act 1998 for the first time to halt the bill after a review by UK government lawyers.

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@thedoc6300

@plinseminse I was so confused at first bc I didn’t realize you meant ages.. but I think at that age it is, at sixt… https://t.co/2Bcvv0nT3P

Posted on: 2023-01-29 08:22

@quotestoa

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Posted on: 2023-01-28 10:46

@ShvamKun

TIFU by buying secondhand/knockoffs shoes from goodwill I am a sixteen year old male. To give you some background i… https://t.co/VhDlQiOSSl

Posted on: 2023-01-28 08:10

@Charlen22337645

RT @AngelRe96386095: I do not agree with this. Sixteen year olds are simply not old enough to know what's good for them, let alone our enti…

Posted on: 2023-01-27 12:07

@buffaloon

RT @AngelRe96386095: I do not agree with this. Sixteen year olds are simply not old enough to know what's good for them, let alone our enti…

Posted on: 2023-01-27 02:13

@struttin121

RT @AngelRe96386095: I do not agree with this. Sixteen year olds are simply not old enough to know what's good for them, let alone our enti…

Posted on: 2023-01-27 01:32

@barbcast60

RT @AngelRe96386095: I do not agree with this. Sixteen year olds are simply not old enough to know what's good for them, let alone our enti…

Posted on: 2023-01-26 23:40

@FlueyKung

@wave3news Twenty years…sixteen years… I’m old enough to remember when kidnapping, torture, and murder combo would… https://t.co/Xrz2MJ6G3w

Posted on: 2023-01-26 23:05

@btsy7

RT @AngelRe96386095: I do not agree with this. Sixteen year olds are simply not old enough to know what's good for them, let alone our enti…

Posted on: 2023-01-26 22:53

@SheDidItRight22

RT @AngelRe96386095: I do not agree with this. Sixteen year olds are simply not old enough to know what's good for them, let alone our enti…

Posted on: 2023-01-26 22:44

@Mahdahnah2

RT @AngelRe96386095: I do not agree with this. Sixteen year olds are simply not old enough to know what's good for them, let alone our enti…

Posted on: 2023-01-26 22:40

@AngelRe96386095

I do not agree with this. Sixteen year olds are simply not old enough to know what's good for them, let alone our e… https://t.co/L9HpfKShBm

Posted on: 2023-01-26 20:55

@wendontlie

@Victorshi2020 That's a ridiculous argument. Sixteen is just too young to vote. Next you'll argue 14 year olds are… https://t.co/oqnaeifCIZ

Posted on: 2023-01-26 19:46

@lokenontherange

@lo57811238 Sixteen year old boys are old enough to handle sex. Sixteen year old girls are not.

Posted on: 2023-01-25 15:53

@MichaelGelose

@darjr @Dndnerd4 @DarkLordWaffles I once used GUPS horror to make a sixteen year old telekinetic like Carrie that c… https://t.co/oRzG92MiVn

Posted on: 2023-01-25 00:28

@BillcinflaRuss

@ShervinGN @RebelNewsOnline Twenty is too young to hold responsible for their actions but in America Democrats say… https://t.co/atEusfmPDo

Posted on: 2023-01-24 22:04

@lalehaidan

RT @GuardianEdu: Sixteen is old enough to decide on gender, says UK education secretary https://t.co/qiq531StYs

Posted on: 2023-01-24 20:22

@KikiroHotsu

RT @BroLeNyo_Le: Eye-Scream Man 18+ (11 / ?) When they returned to the car, Lee was surprised to notice that they had only purchased a bunc…

Posted on: 2023-01-24 20:18

@peterjam

@tomhfh I don't recall Tom being in the 'Demolition' episode of The Young Ones - "I'm sixteen, I'm old enough to ma… https://t.co/UDF8HlAOj8

Posted on: 2023-01-22 13:36

@WylesLaura

RT @clerkswell: Poor old Nicola is really getting her knickers in a twist. Does she really think it is just fine for a sixteen year old to…

Posted on: 2023-01-22 12:15

@bornofwoman

RT @clerkswell: Poor old Nicola is really getting her knickers in a twist. Does she really think it is just fine for a sixteen year old to…

Posted on: 2023-01-22 11:27

@jeangenie22

RT @clerkswell: Poor old Nicola is really getting her knickers in a twist. Does she really think it is just fine for a sixteen year old to…

Posted on: 2023-01-22 11:18

@NellisterC

RT @SianGriffiths6: Mixed signals from No 10 and education secretary over gender change age https://t.co/Rn6V8QLklr

Posted on: 2023-01-22 10:59

@Violetandgreen1

RT @clerkswell: Poor old Nicola is really getting her knickers in a twist. Does she really think it is just fine for a sixteen year old to…

Posted on: 2023-01-22 10:51

@Howlark1

RT @clerkswell: Poor old Nicola is really getting her knickers in a twist. Does she really think it is just fine for a sixteen year old to…

Posted on: 2023-01-22 10:28

@clerkswell

Poor old Nicola is really getting her knickers in a twist. Does she really think it is just fine for a sixteen year… https://t.co/BtFf4a7WYA

Posted on: 2023-01-22 09:42

@BroLeNyo_Le

Eye-Scream Man 18+ (11 / ?) When they returned to the car, Lee was surprised to notice that they had only purchased… https://t.co/u7WJyr5p5n

Posted on: 2023-01-22 06:15