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  • Gender Recognition Act Consultation

    Created: 09/11/2017

    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

    The consultation can be found by clicking here

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