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Library poll asks children as young as six if they have had a sex change

by Gerri Peev, Mailonline

Children as young as six have been asked about their sexuality and whether they have had a sex change in a survey about their local library.

Youngsters in Portsmouth were among those canvassed on the future of Cosham Library.

But as part of the survey, the children were asked to identify their sexuality and say whether they were still the same gender they had been ‘assigned’ at birth.
Questions about where residents would prefer the library to be located took up just half a page of the two-page survey. Three-quarters of the questions were about whether library users had a disability, their religion and what ethnic group they belonged to.

 The poll, carried out by Portsmouth City Council, also quizzed library users on their sexuality and asked respondents: ‘Is your gender the same as the gender you were assigned at birth?’

The library survey was put through residents’ doors, posted on the council’s website and circulated to officials.

Tory councillor Alistair Thompson said: ‘This is political correctness gone mad. It’s completely bonkers and a waste of taxpayers’ money.’

Council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson, a Lib Dem, insisted the survey was a legal requirement.

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