How to submit evidence on the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

The Scottish Parliament Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice (EHRCJ) Committee is currently inviting written submissions on the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill. The deadline is Monday 16 May and evidence must be submitted via the Scottish Parliament’s online platform.…

Cross-border effects of GRA reform in Scotland: unanswered questions

We have written previously about the potential cross border effects of the Scottish Government’s proposals to introduce a self-declaration model of legal sex change. In 2003, the then Scottish Executive – a Labour/Liberal Democrat coalition – considered whether to legislate…

The SPS review on trans prisoners: a chance to get policy-making in Scottish prisons back on track

This blog uses material from recently received FoI responses, supplemented by other published and unpublished sources, to consider how the current Scottish Prison Service (SPS) review of its Gender Identity and Gender Reassignment Policy offers a chance to get policy…

MBM response to EHRC guidance for providers of separate and single-sex services

We welcome the new EHRC guidance for providers of separate and single-sex services. The guidance helpfully provides more detailed discussion of the issues, compared to previous EHRC guidance, and more examples of cases where services or activity are legitimately single…