In order for trans people to be fully included, accepted and empowered within Scottish society, a variety of equality work needs to be done. Some of this work, such as improving healthcare and preventing hate crimes, involves practical initiatives in partnership with local and national public bodies rather than legislation changes. However, there are also flaws within trans equality legislation that still need addressed by the Scottish Government. The Gender Recognition Act 2004 in particular is in need of urgent improvement.
Therefore, Scotland’s Equal Recognition Campaign calls for reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 to bring it in line with international human rights best practice. The Scottish Trans Alliance and Equality Network have joined forces with a diverse range of supporting organisations and individuals to take forward this vital campaign.
We’re delighted that the Scottish Government has published its Gender Recognition Act consultation paper covering self-declaration, age and non-binary inclusion. The consultation ends 5pm on 1st March 2018. We urge all trans people and their allies to respond to the consultation – let’s create change together!