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Equality organisations welcome Scottish Government consultation to improve the Gender Recognition Act

Leading LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) and women’s equality organisations in Scotland have today welcomed the launch of the Scottish Government’s consultation on improving the Gender Recognition Act 2004. The LGBTI organisations welcoming the proposals are Scottish Trans Alliance, Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland and Stonewall Scotland. Women’s organisations Close the Gap, Engender, Equate Scotland, Rape Crisis Scotland, Scottish Women’s Aid and Zero Tolerance have jointly issued a statement of support for reform of the Gender Recognition Act. The Scottish Government Read more…

UK Gov consultation on outdated Gender Recognition Act is a positive step forward for society

The Scottish Trans Alliance welcomes the UK Government’s announcement of a consultation on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 in England and Wales. The UK Government’s promise to consult on reform follows over two years of focused campaigning from transgender equality groups together with pressure from the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee. The Scottish Government has already committed to reform gender recognition law in line with international best practice and has promised to consult on the details at Read more…

Equal Recognition: How the law on gender recognition is impacting on trans lives

Read the fantastic article written by Caitlin Logan over at CommonSpace about our Equal Recognition campaign here: http://bit.ly/2rJNhEr Read more…