CPS’s proposed revision undermines informed consent

A public consultation by the CPS on a proposed revision to its legal guidance on Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO), Chapter 6: Consent, the section on Deception as to Gender closed on 18 December.

The stated aim of the guidance is to provide ‘predictability, transparency and consistency of decision making across the CPS’.

It is our view, however, that by conflating ‘sex’ and ‘gender identity’ and through the use of confused ideological language throughout, the guidance has the effect of promoting sex by deception and undermines the concept of informed consent. Continue reading “CPS’s proposed revision undermines informed consent”