European amendment passed withdrawing gender identity from list of mental and behavioural disorders

I thought this an interesting devlopment:

Tory MEPs have voted against the withdrawal of gender identity from the the International Classification of Diseases’ list of mental and behavioural disorders.

Daniel Hannan and Nirj Deva voted alongside the likes of the BNP’s Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons in opposing Labour MEP Richard Howitt’s amendment to human rights legislation, with other Tories abstaining.

The amendment, which was passed by 353 votes to 268 with 52 abstentions:


UPDATE: Intriguing article in the Telegraph on this.

2 comments on this post.
  1. Lisa Graas:

    Of course, you know, this means they think you and me have less value than other people. Ruh Roh.

  2. Lisa Graas:

    It just dawned on me. So, in Europe, mental disorder is determined by democratic vote?