A British politician has drawn criticism for suggesting that babies are born without any specific biological gender.
The comments were made by Labour Party member Dawn Butler during a discussion on ITV’s Good Morning Britain how. Butler was discussing the Labour Party’s progressive view on gender ideology after a group associated with the left-wing opposition party proposed a controversial pledge to protect trans rights.
Good Morning Britain Host Richard Madely accused the Labour Party of stifling free speech after two Labour Party candidates hoping to become the next party leader backed a trans group’s call to expel anyone in the party who questions their interpretation of transgender ideology.
But when presenter Richard Madely suggested that babies are assigned a biological gender at birth, Butler interjected with a bizarre remark.
“When a child is born, they are identified and observed in a particular sex aren’t they?” Madely asked. Butler responded: “A child is born without sex, a child is formed without sex in the beginning.”