On Tuesday 13th October at 10.30AM, the Scottish Trans Alliance manager, James Morton, gave oral evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee’s inquiry into trans equality. The session covered a wide range of issues to do with how trans people’s equality is affected by the law, and also trans equality within employment.
You can watch a video of the evidence given on parliament tv
There was a particular focus on:
- the Gender Recognition Act 2004
- the Equality Act 2010
- the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013
- A recent petition to the UK government calling for reforms to the Gender Recognition Act, which received a negative response from the Ministry of Justice
You can read a summary of the written evidence we submitted to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into trans equality, to give you a background to some of the things James was talking about, as well as our views on other issues of trans equality not covered in this evidence session.
The next session of the inquiry will be on Wednesday, October 28th, when the Committee will be asking Ministers about the evidence they have heard. That will be the final session, and afterwards they will begin writing a report about their findings.