Public attitudes to gender recognition reform: an overview

This blog places our recent polling results on public attitudes towards gender recognition reform in the context of other polling results on the same topic. Currently, to obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate a person does need not have made any…

Polling shows being supportive of transgender self-expression is not the same as supporting self-declaration for legal gender recognition  

Download: Polling shows being supportive of transgender self-expression is not the same as supporting self-declaration for legal gender recognition In September 2021 the Scottish Government set out a commitment to reform the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) to allow for a…

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004: options and opportunities

The blog below sets out a range of options for reform of the Gender Recognition Act that meet the high level aims of several political parties, that is, to simplify the process and reduce its intrusiveness, particularly in relation to…

MBM correspondence with the Scottish Government re. guidance for the sex question in the 2022 census (Oct/Nov 2021)

Our correspondence with the Scottish Government regarding the proposed guidance for the sex question in the 2022 census. MBM letter to the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture Angus Robertson MSP (20 October 2021) https://murrayblackburnmackenzie.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/MBM-letter-on-census-guidance-20-October-2021.pdf Response from…

Back from the brink: how the Scottish Government was forced to concede it had conflated sex and gender identity in the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

In 2018 the Scottish Government brought forward legislation to add new voluntary questions on gender identity and sexual orientation to the next Scottish census. The Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 2 October 2018. As…