MBM assessment of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

We have today published our review of the Scottish Government’s draft Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill. The review can be accessed here: MBM Assessment of draft Gender Recognition Bill and Consultation 24 January 2020 Our review assesses the draft bill…

Draft guidance under consideration for 2021 census sex question: summary of proposals

1. Background and timing In early 2020, the UK census authorities will finalise the questions they propose to ask in the next census, which will take place on 21 March 2021. Draft census orders will be laid in both the…

2019 UK general election party manifesto commitments on GRA reform

Conservatives: No reference to reform of the Gender Recognition Act. Liberal Democrats: "Complete reform of the Gender Recognition Act to remove the requirement for medical reports, scrap the fee and recognise non-binary gender identities." Other related proposals: "Introduce an ‘X’…

2017 UK general election party manifesto commitments on GRA reform

  Conservative Party There is no reference in the 2017 Manifesto to reform of the Gender Recognition Act. Other references to transgender rights: "We will push forward with our plan for tackling hate crime committed on the basis of religion,…

Stage One debate on the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: MBM briefing

Overview It is planned that the 2021 Census will gather data for the first time on sexual orientation and on the transgender population, using voluntary questions. The census is the ideal way to gather information on relatively small populations like…