Lisa Mackenzie: Speech at rally for women’s rights, Scottish Parliament. 6 October 2022

For over half a decade the Scottish Government has worked on its proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act. That represents a third of the time the current Government has been in office. So what has changed? In terms of…

MBM supplementary note on the Gender Recognition Reform Bill to EHRCJ Committee

Following the conclusion of the oral evidence sessions on the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill, we wrote to the Equality, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee to provide supplementary material we hoped would be helpful to the Committee as it…

The potential for GRA reform to affect who can access single sex services: briefing for MSPs

The note below was sent yesterday to all MSPs on behalf of a number of women's groups, following the first public session of Stage 1 of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill on Tuesday 17 May. It sets out why…

MBM submission on Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

Our written evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee can be found here. Our submission highlights that: The equality impact assessment (EqIA) of the draft legislation has barely changed since the EqIA undertaken for the…

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.…

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…