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Two recent court rulings in Scotland: bad news for Scotland’s census but good news for public data collection

This blog considers two recent rulings by the Inner House of the Court of Session. These are the ruling in the Appeal case brought by For Women Scotland (FWS), which sought to overturn an earlier judgment in favour of the Scottish…

Gender recognition reform and unanswered questions

This blog records our meetings with the Scottish Government about reform of the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) and our associated correspondence. It shows that despite two public consultations, both of which received an unusually large number of responses, the Scottish…

Joint statement on Scottish Government plans to legislate for the self-declaration of sex

We are pleased that the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has intervened to draw attention to concerns around current plans for reform of the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) in Scotland, and to advise that “more detailed consideration is needed…