The think tank Policy Exchange has accused the prosecuting authority for England and Wales of having been “unduly influenced” by the LGBT charity Stonewall when drawing up guidance about domestic abuse.
The report has examined new guidance which relates to domestic abuse and how it concerns “gender identity” and “trans and non-binary victims”.
It claims that, “rather than remaining neutral in relation to gender identity beliefs and gender critical beliefs, the CPS has adopted a highly partisan ideological approach based on gender identity theory.”
Maureen O’Hara, a solicitor and legal academic who wrote the report, says in law “competing beliefs” – such as between those who say sex is biological and those who claim it is based on how someone identifies – requires the state “to remain neutral”.
However, she claims the CPS was “unduly influenced by the [LGBT] campaigning charity Stonewall” because it was, until September 2021, a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme.