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Recording sex accurately in crime statistics: update on our petition to the Scottish Parliament
In light of the recent Graham/Bryson case, this blog updates the position on our petition calling on the Scottish Parliament: to urge the Scottish Government to require Police Scotland,...
28th January 2023
The limits of the second Lord Falconer thread
Lord Falconer has already published one thread on the decision by the UK Government to issue a Section 35 order to prevent the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Act proceeding...
25th January 2023
Comparing consultations on gender recognition reform and the impact on the operation of the Equality Act: who asked, who listened?
The attached briefing note compares how consultations on gender recognition reform by the Scottish Government (in 2017 and 2019) and the UK government (in 2018) dealt with the interaction...
24th January 2023
The limits of the Lord Falconer thread
On the afternoon of Tuesday 17 January, the UK Government published its “Statement of Reasons for making an order under s35 of the Scotland Act 1998“, preventing the Gender...
20th January 2023
Guest blog: gender recognition, safeguarding, and the limitations of the Martin amendment
MBM introduction At Stage 3 of the Gender Recognition Reform Scotland Bill, MSPs supported an amendment proposed by SNP MSP Gillian Martin, which requires the Chief Constable to notify...
17th January 2023
What does the Scottish Prison Service really think about the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill
On 22 December 2022 the Scottish Parliament passed the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill. The Bill amends the Gender Recognition Act 2004 for Scotland, allowing any person aged 16...
13th January 2023
MBM Stage 3 Briefing on the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill
The effects of a Gender Recognition Certificate Since embarking on reform, the Scottish Government has refused to state its view on what getting a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) means...
18th December 2022
20 questions on GRA reform and gender self-declaration (revisited)
Over three years ago, in anticipation of a draft Bill on gender recogntion, we published a blog asking 20 questions on how the Scottish Government expected that a reformed...
14th December 2022
MBM statement on the ruling in For Women Scotland vs the Scottish Ministers
From the start, the Scottish Government has avoided being pinned down on the effect of a GRC under the Equality Act. It has taken legal action to force it...
13th December 2022
‘At least as rigorous’? Does the ‘overseas track’ imply anything about the prospects for UK recognition of Scottish Gender Recognition Certificates?
The BBC recently reported that the UK Government may not recognise Gender Recognition Certificates (GRC) issued under the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill, when passed. This would mean for...
10th December 2022