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GRA Reform

The UK can’t ignore Scotland’s gender recognition Bill

On Monday* we learned that Gender Recognition Certificates (GRCs) issued in Scotland might not be accepted in England and Wales. Last month Scotland passed its contentious Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which means that anyone over the age of 16 can legally change their gender after three months, even if they don’t have a diagnosis of gender dysphoria.  

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GRA Reform

Nicola Sturgeon is revealing an appalling naivety over trans rights

Her plan would compromise the rights of women and undermine the safeguarding of children
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Italiano

Quello che JK Rowling può insegnare a Nicola Sturgeon sul genere

Per le persone transessuali come me, il progetto di legge del governo scozzese per riformare il Gender Recognition Act è un disastro. Se venisse approvato senza alcuna modifica, il progetto di legge introdurrebbe il “self-id” (auto-identificazione), spazzando via i controlli e gli accertamenti che rendono il processo di modifica del proprio sesso attendibile agli occhi dell’opinione pubblica. 

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JK Rowling

What JK Rowling can teach Nicola Sturgeon about gender

For transsexuals like me, the Scottish Government’s bill to reform the Gender Recognition Act is a disaster. If passed unamended, the bill would introduce ‘self-identification’, sweeping aside the checks and balances that make the process of changing ones’s gender credible in the minds of the public. 

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Data Collection

Scotland’s census sex muddle is bad news for transgender people

What is your sex? It is a simple question and one that we can all surely answer. When it comes to filling out a census, ascertaining a person’s sex is particularly important. Working out the number of men and women living in an area allows for the appropriate provision of public services. But in its approach to conducting Scotland’s census next year, the Scottish government risks undermining this.

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Legal

Marion Millar and Scotland’s growing hostility to women

Women in Scotland are angry. Yesterday [20 July 2021*], hundreds gathered by the McLennan Arch on Glasgow Green where their sense of betrayal was palpable.

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Sex and Gender

The SNP’s transphobia muddle

For a party so devoted to trans rights, it seems strange that the SNP is less than forthcoming over its new definition of transphobia that their National Executive Committee adopted in recent days. The mind boggles over what they may be hiding.

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Sex and Gender

The transgender debate is tearing the SNP apart

The storm that has been gathering within the SNP over transgender rights has now blown up at Westminster with the sacking of Joanna Cherry MP from her front bench role as Spokesperson on Justice and Home Affairs.