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Consultation on Gender Recognition Reform

(11 Posts)
FarNorth Fri 06-Mar-20 17:03:04

The Scottish Government has a consultation on Gender Recognition Reform.
It closes on 17 March.

It is open to everyone, whether you live in Scotland or not.

Please consider giving your views.

FarNorth Fri 06-Mar-20 17:05:47

Jane10 Fri 06-Mar-20 17:08:17

If you've got/still got a willy you're not coming in the Ladies!

FarNorth Fri 06-Mar-20 17:09:07 has produced some guidance on this :

(The photo is from today's Metro).

Chestnut Fri 06-Mar-20 17:12:33

Most consultations only ask the questions they want answered in the way they want them answered. It's frustrating because you can't give the answer you really want to give!

Galaxy Fri 06-Mar-20 17:15:12

Thanks FarNorth.

FarNorth Sat 07-Mar-20 02:59:04

Here is Rhona Hotchkiss, former governor of a women's prison in Scotland, speaking of her experiences of transwomen (men) being imprisoned with women.
(It is about 15 mins)

Rhona makes the point that if a male criminal has a birth certificate stating that he is female, there is no way at all to prevent him from being housed in a women's prison.

The proposed changes will make it really easy for any man to make that change to his birth certificate.

FarNorth Sat 07-Mar-20 09:20:27

It seems that, for years, the Equality & Human Rights Commission and the Government Equalities Office have given wrong information on the law about single-sex spaces.

SueDonim Sat 07-Mar-20 13:21:07

Thanks for this, Farnorth. It’s nice to ‘see’ you, it’s been a while! smile

Galaxy Sat 07-Mar-20 13:22:06

Yes I was just thinking the other day I hadnt seen you on here for a bit.

FarNorth Sun 08-Mar-20 23:28:09

Thank you, SueDonim and Galaxy.
I've just been having a bit of a rest from internet lately.