Tag: gender recognition
GRCs, sexual harm and risk: following the logic of amendments to the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill
At Stage 3 of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill the Scottish Parliament passed amendment 40, and related consequential amendments, proposed by Gillian Martin MSP, aimed at providing safeguards...
8th September 2023
On 21 January 2023 the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government Shona Robison MSP wrote to the Secretary of State for Scotland regarding the Gender Recognition...
1st June 2023
Defining “sex” in Scotland: how the recent EHRC letter relates to Scottish legal analysis and politics
On 4 April, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) responded to a request for advice from the UK Government’s Minister for Women and Equalities, Kemi Badenoch MP, on...
10th April 2023
Lord Falconer has already published one thread on the decision by the UK Government to issue a Section 35 order to prevent the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Act proceeding...
25th January 2023
On the afternoon of Tuesday 17 January, the UK Government published its “Statement of Reasons for making an order under s35 of the Scotland Act 1998“, preventing the Gender...
20th January 2023
‘At least as rigorous’? Does the ‘overseas track’ imply anything about the prospects for UK recognition of Scottish Gender Recognition Certificates?
The BBC recently reported that the UK Government may not recognise Gender Recognition Certificates (GRC) issued under the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill, when passed. This would mean for...
10th December 2022
At Stage 2 of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill Scottish Labour MSP Michael Marra lodged two amendments that sought to align the process for obtaining a gender recognition...
19th November 2022
Discussion on the relationship between the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill and the Equality Act has largely focused on the law as it is. This blog looks instead at...
17th November 2022
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...
21st July 2022
In an interview on BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland on 10 September, the First Minister stated that women’s concerns about GRA reform were “not valid” and that it...
10th September 2021