CENSUS BILL – Who exactly is driving this change?

In October 2018 the Committee called for evidence in relation to the proposals outlined within the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill, namely to introduce voluntary questions about gender identity and sexual orientation, and add a reference of “gender identity” to the mandatory Sex question within the schedule of matters of the census bill.  The Committee then … Continue reading CENSUS BILL – Who exactly is driving this change?

“Feminists fight against gender choice in census”

Headline from an article in The Times Scotland Too right we're fighting back! Scottish women won't put up with this anymore! #SexNotGenderIdentity Prof Rosa Freedman @GoonerProf will give evidence to the Committee @SP_European on Thursday. Fantastic!! The Trans Lobbyist tactics for changing legislation 1/ We are already doing it 2/ It won't make a difference … Continue reading “Feminists fight against gender choice in census”

National Records of Scotland Census FoI request

The Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill is currently working its way through the Scottish Parliament. The amendments proposed are to include questions on gender identity and sexual orientation. I've written about it before and also submitted written evidence to the Committee. However, the explanatory notes accompanying the Bill raised some questions for me. Specifically around the … Continue reading National Records of Scotland Census FoI request

Census Bill Written Submission

I welcome the proposal to amend the 2021 Census to enable data to be collected on Sexual Orientation and Trans, however clarity and further public consultation is required before the term ‘Gender Identity’ is written into any legislation. The Explanatory Notes accompanying the Bill state - “Sex already includes the gender with which a person … Continue reading Census Bill Written Submission