1 edition of Draft Gender Recognition Bill found in the catalog.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 113 p. :|
|Number of Pages||51|
|2||[HL]. [2002-2003] -- 188-II|
nodata File Size: 10MB.
If we didn't have that strong a working relationship, and we couldn't talk freely and directly with officials, it would be much harder to find the solutions we all need. With the draft bill, which also bans LGBT conversion therapies, Spain is set to join two dozen countries aiming to decouple gender choice from medical procedures and would become the largest European country to introduce self-identification. Draft Gender Recognition Bill encourage everyone to respond, and in particular:• We need to get this one right.
However, the paper draws the opposite conclusion to the one the Scottish Government cites it to support, and instead makes the case strongly for retaining single-sex spaces. Respondents may submit their response using Citizen Space or by making a response in writing not by email.
This page contains information we provided to help people respond to the consultation while it was running. One point should be stressed is that the JCHR has issued a "call for evidence". Trans people continue to suffer poorer outcomes relative to the wider population, and this needs to change. On point after point, the answer to the key questions is yes: the draft bill addresses the issues we wanted addressed, in the way we wanted them addressed.
If they enact a law which excludes lots of us, or which sets up a process which we cannot afford, then it's not just us who lose - they would be left looking very Draft Gender Recognition Bill. However, we would like to see a system whereby trans children and young people under 16-years old can receive a gender recognition certificate with aid of parental or guardian support.
Improving the process will relieve a lot of stress for many trans people, who currently struggle to gather complicated evidence and medical reports just to be recognised as who they are. They can refuse without giving a reason: no wedding because you are not a full member of their church, or because they are jealous of your good looks.
If a minister in a church wants to believe that, that's their privilege - and it is our privilege to find another church or go to a registry office. Is there provision for people born overseas? The key changes are to:•
Should the minimum age at which a person can apply for legal gender recognition be reduced from 18 to 16? The quick explanation is that freedom of religion is an important human right - and that includes the freedom to believe weird and daft things, such as the belief that trans people are somehow flawed in the eyes of God.
Others may want to emphasise different points, and to do so through their own submissions.
We urge the Scottish Government to expand the bill so that all trans people can have equal inclusion and acceptance within Scottish society.
Improving the process will relieve a lot of stress for many trans people, who currently struggle to gather complicated evidence and medical reports just to be recognised as who they are.
The hope is that, through liaison with the other groups in the community, it will be a response which the other groups will all be able to support, something which does not just meet the needs of all trans people but can be seen to have the support of the community.