Tol­er­ance for all

The Mail on Sunday - - Comment -

IT IS per­fectly rea­son­able to take the trans­gen­der cause se­ri­ously, and to treat those who be­lieve they are in the wrong body with con­sid­er­a­tion.

Many who have pri­vate doubts about such di­ag­noses keep those doubts to them­selves. We can­not truly know what oth­ers are feel­ing, and it is kind and tol­er­ant to be re­spect­ful of their wishes.

Shouldn’t this kind­ness and tol­er­ance flow both ways? Isn’t that the point of tol­er­ance, that, while we dis­agree, we try to get on?

A Chris­tian teacher, who strove to rec­on­cile his du­ties in the class­room with his con­science, has been sus­pended from the job he loves af­ter a mi­nor slip-up.

The treat­ment of Joshua Sut­cliffe is grotesquely dis­pro­por­tion­ate.

When we aban­doned the prej­u­dices of the past, we did not do so to es­tab­lish a new type of big­otry which watches ev­ery syl­la­ble in search of of­fence.

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