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MBM response to EHRC guidance for providers of separate and single-sex services

We welcome the new EHRC guidance for providers of separate and single-sex services. The guidance helpfully provides more detailed discussion of the issues, compared to previous EHRC guidance, and more examples of cases where services or activity are legitimately single…

Update: Petition on accurately recording the sex of people charged or convicted of rape or attempted rape

Today the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee considered our petition for a second time. We are pleased that the Committee has decided to keep the petition open and welcome the next steps agreed by members. These include seeking further…

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…