Trans­gen­der wel­come win

Daily Mirror - - NEWS -

THE Church of Eng­land has voted over­whelm­ing in favour of wel­com­ing trans­gen­ders.

The Gen­eral Synod backed a mo­tion stat­ing there was a need for trans­gen­der peo­ple to be “wel­comed and af­firmed in their par­ish church” as part of the “process” of tran­si­tion.

Rev Chris New­lands, the Vicar of Lan­caster, who moved the mo­tion, said: “I hope we can make a pow­er­ful state­ment to say we be­lieve that trans peo­ple are cher­ished and loved by God, who cre­ated them.”

■ The num­ber of chil­dren aged be­tween three and seven be­ing re­ferred to gen­der iden­tity clin­ics has quadru­pled to 84 in five years, NHS fig­ures re­veal.

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