16 Jan 2023

Government to block Scotland gender bill in unprecedented move

Political Editor

The government says it will block a new law on gender recognition passed by the Scottish Parliament at the end of last year – in an unprecedented move that’s certain to spark a bitter constitutional row between Westminster and Holyrood.

In a statement, the Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said the bill, which makes it easier for people to legally change their gender, would impact UK-wide equalities legislation, and would therefore not become law.