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Should ‘Variations in Sex Characteristics’ be included in the Hate Crime and Public Order Bill?

The Hate Crime and Public Order Bill provides for ‘Variations in Sex Characteristics’ (VSCs) as a standalone protected characteristic. This represents a change from the Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Act 2009, which currently classifies ‘intersexuality’ under ‘transgender identity’. The…

Statement about Edinburgh University Press and our Scottish Affairs article

This time last year, our article 'Losing sight of women's rights: the unregulated introduction of gender self-identification as a case study of policy capture in Scotland' was published in the journal Scottish Affairs. A couple of months prior to publication,…