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Scotland moves forward again as Gender Recognition Reform Bill passes

22nd December 2022 Scotland is set to join 34 other countries and states around the world where trans men and women can change their legal gender by self-declaration. Following months of detailed parliamentary scrutiny and debate, the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament today by 86 votes to 39. We thank all MSPs who supported the bill, and those who engaged constructively on amendments to it. There were more than 300 amendments proposed by MSPs. All the wrecking amendments Read more…

United – An open letter to MSP’s in support of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

We are LGBT+ groups, and organisations from all over Scotland in all our diversity. This week, the Scottish Parliament has a historic opportunity to continue Scotland’s journey towards full social and legal equality, for all LGBT+ people, by passing a new law which will remove bureaucratic and dehumanising barriers to legal gender recognition for trans men and women. Collectively we work to make Scotland a better place. As an LGBT+ community we have seen the repeal of Section 28, protection from discrimination, Read more…