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21 Dec 2022

Scottish parliament debating controversial Gender Recognition Bill

News Correspondent

A controversial law making it easier for transgender people in Scotland to change the gender recorded on their birth certificate is reaching its final stages in the Scottish parliament.

The plans have already triggered a backbench revolt within the SNP government.

Critics claim the new law will make it easier for abusive men to access women-only spaces. But the Scottish government says the law won’t have any impact on the safeguarding arrangements currently in place.