I felt depressed that it had taken over 20 years for these grievous mistakes to be rectified. But I think I have described how, with infuriating slowness, politics does sometimes work.
By allying itself with trans activists, and trying to terrify its opponents into silence, it has alienated many feminists.
Equivalent reform is being pursued in Scotland; in combination with its hate speech bill, this would be dangerously authoritarian.
In the weeks before recess, trans rights activists became more vocal in their efforts to stop Truss’s reform of the Gender Recognition Act.
As regular readers of this column might expect, they’re not cheerful page-turners. But they may well change your life.
The application by a 13-year-old schoolgirl could change the way in which schools and colleges apply guidance on gender identity.
With the Coronavirus engulfing parliamentary discussions, the legislation looks on hold for now.
The culture wars over sex and gender are increasingly being played out in the courts, with insufficient regard for coherence or the intentions of legislation.
My lawyer friend Victoria Hewson and I have launched a small, non-funded campaign called ‘Radical’, aimed at fighting for truth and freedom in this arena.