Debbie Hayton Debbie Hayton

The UK can’t ignore Scotland’s gender recognition Bill

A women’s rights demonstrator in Edinburgh, 2021 (Getty Images)

On Monday we learned that Gender Recognition Certificates (GRCs) issued in Scotland might not be accepted in England and Wales. Last month Scotland passed its contentious Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which means that anyone over the age of 16 can legally change their gender after three months, even if they don’t have a diagnosis of gender dysphoria.

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