Scottish Government launches review of Gender Recognition Act
Review is next step in achieving trans equality
Stonewall Scotland calls for others to ‘come out for trans equality’
Colin Macfarlane, Director of Stonewall Scotland, said: ‘This review is desperately needed as it’s time to move the legislation on from being a long complicated bureaucratic process, which treats being trans as a mental illness. We believe a better Gender Recognition Act is a crucial next step in achieving equality for all trans people and will help reduce the discrimination and abuse that is all too prevalent in our society.
We’ll be campaigning hard for these changes with other LGBT organisations and our allies. But we need everyone’s support to help make Scotland a better place for trans people. If you believe in equality, then we need you to come out for trans people and help make these proposals a reality by responding to the consultation.’
Read ‘A Vision for Change’, Our plan for trans equality