Reforming gender recognition in Scotland
20th June 2019 by Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP
Today, I announced that I will publish a draft Gender Recognition (Scotland) Bill, which would reform the current process of obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate. I also made clear that this draft bill will be subject to a full consultation and will be accompanied by an equality impact assessment. I will introduce the legislation only…
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
17th May 2019 by Christina McKelvie MSP
This is an important day which reminds us that we must keep fighting the discrimination which many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the world continue to face.
Transgender rights and equality
18th April 2019 by Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP
The debate about the rights of transgender people is becoming very polarised. As Cabinet Secretary for Equalities, I have a duty to try to change that and to encourage respectful debate. Setting out my own views and feelings on the matter – while trying to better understand those of others – is a first step….