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Gender Recognition Act Consultation
Plans have been unveiled to make it simpler – and less intrusive – for transgender people to be legally recognised in their acquired gender.
Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equality Angela Constance has launched a consultation on proposals which would bring Scotland into line with international best practice including:
Replacing requirements to provide medical evidence and to live in an acquired gender for two years when seeking legal gender recognition, with a self-declaration system
Reducing the age at which recognition can be obtained to 16, and considering options for under-16s
Options for the legal recognition of non-binary people – people who do not identify as male or female