The Scottish Govts newly passed gender bill, the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scot) Bill, has redefined the language used in the GRA. A person is no longer reassigned a gender. This legislation now defines it as ‘becoming female’.
There was an article in The Times Scotland about ‘Women are being put in danger because Scottish prison chiefs allow male-bodied transgender inmates to live in female-only areas of jails, campaigners have warned’ which stated –
“Scottish Trans Alliance did not respond to a request for comment last night. However the org has previously defended the SPS policy”
Changing room policy in Glasgow’s Culture & Sport venues, trans people can
“use changing rooms of their chosen gender – no matter if they look as if they are of the opposite sex”
Wrong interpretation of the law leads to cries of ‘rolling back trans rights’ when women speak out.
I think the reference to the Scottish Womens Aid guidance is this one here. It contains details about trans inclusion, the Equality Act’s general occupational requirement and a policy definition of Gender Based Violence that differs from the CEDAW defintion.
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