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We sent this briefing to MSPs on Thursday 10th March 2022. The briefing covers what the GRA is, why it needs to be reformed, and what we think about the proposed reforms, including what we would like to be amended.
We submitted written evidence to the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee’s Call for Views on the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill on Wednesday 11th May 2022. Our submission gives our detailed thoughts on what is in the Bill – including the parts of the Bill we support, and the things that we think need to be improved.
We sent this supplementary evidence Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee on Friday 3rd June 2022 in response general themes and specific evidence provided by others to the committee since our evidence session. The letter response to three points: the notion of what it means to “live in an acquired gender”, the idea that the Bill will “widen the group eligible for a GRC”, and the suggestion that LGBT organisations that work with young people encourage them to take puberty blockers.
We sent this briefing to all MSPs on Thursday 30th June 2022. It quickly re-caps the Gender Recognition Act and the proposals of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill, while also discussing how several other countries around the world have already introduced self-declaration gender recognition legislation over the past 10 years.
We sent this briefing to all MSPs on Monday 24th October 2022 ahead of the first vote on the Bill on Thursday 27th. The debate sets out the current legal gender recognition process and its major flaws as well as how this Bill would improve the system and access to existing rights. The briefing also suggests amendments and clarification to ensure the Bill is fit for purpose
40-page illustrated booklet explaining the importance of the reforms and giving 5 key reasons why they should be supported. A copy of this booklet was sent to all MSPs on Tuesday 25th October.
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