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We’ll be in court next week for the final stage of the hearing of Mermaids versus the Charity Commission regarding the charity status of LGB ‘Alliance’. After witness evidence was concluded in September 2022, the Tribunal will hear legal arguments in the case on November 7 and 8. A judgment can be issued at any point from next week, but we expect a delay possibly of months.
Good Law Project is, and will remain, an ally of trans people and the whole LGBT+ community – this is why we are working with a large consortium of LGBT+ charities to defend the right of trans people to live as themselves without fear of harm or discrimination. We believe we have a moral imperative to use our voice to support those who are systematically excluded and silenced.
This challenge is about whether LGB ‘Alliance’ has a claim to charitable status and the financial benefits this confers. Charitable status is for those who serve the public good. Campaigning to limit legal protections for trans people and criticising those who speak for them we believe to be the very opposite of a public good. This is why GLP is supporting the case.
There is a huge amount of work to be done to tackle the tide of transphobia – and its legal consequences.
We oppose transphobia in all its forms and will stand together.
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