Scottish gender recognition reform bill consultation
The Scottish Government, back in December 2019, set out plans to amend the Gender Recognition Act in the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill . The proposals would allow any man to ‘self declare’ or ‘self identify’ himself to be a woman – and would not require any medical treatment or surgery, or even any change in appearance for him to do so.
A public consultation on these proposals closed on 17th March 2020. It’s since been reported that, owning to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Bill will not come before the Scottish Parliament during its current term (ending spring 2021). However, the Scottish Government has stated its intention to analyse the consultation responses as soon as it has capacity to do so.
The Labour Women’s Declaration Group submitted a response to the consultation. You can read it in full via the PDF link below.