Lawmakers Call For Gender Changes Even After Death

British politician Charlotte Nichols is spearheading a movement to amend the legal gender recognition of transgender people so that it more closely matches their gender identification after they pass away.

Brianna Ghey was brutally murdered on February 11, 2023, in broad daylight after being led to a park in Warrington. She was stabbed 28 times in the head, neck, chest, and back. The legislation was introduced in late January in response to this horrific incident.

Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe confessed to the crime, saying they did it for “enjoyment” and a “thirst for killing,” although police do not think it was done out of hatred.

The accused denied any involvement in Brianna’s murder and pointed fingers at one another for the deadly stabbing. After a four-week trial, a jury convicted them last month. The prosecution presented evidence indicating the defendants were bright and fascinated by serial murderers, torture, and acts of violence. Detectives uncovered a handwritten blueprint and phone texts that showed they had planned the attack for weeks. They talked about murdering other people, too, so early on in the inquiry, authorities ruled out transphobia as a possible reason.

Jenkinson and Ratcliffe, who had been friends since they were 11 years old and both attended Culcheth High School, plotted the murder for weeks and had five youngsters named on a “kill list” before deciding on Brianna. A knife was discovered in Ratcliffe’s bedroom; the handle bore his DNA, while the blade bore Brianna’s blood.

According to Jenkinson’s evaluation by a consulting forensic psychiatrist, he suffers from a severe “conduct-dissocial disorder with limited pro-social emotions.” In contrast, Ratcliffe exhibited a moderate kind of autism and selective mutism.

According to Justice Yip, the two youths had committed a brutal and planned murder that was sadistic in nature.

This was their first run-in with law enforcement. The parole board would have to determine that the inmates no longer constitute a threat to society before releasing them from their life terms.