December 19, 2019
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has unveiled a set of proposals that would allow 16-year-old children to legally change their gender after a period of just six months.
The Equalities Minister of Scotland, Shirley-Anne Somerville, published draft legislation that would allow anyone in Scotland, including 16-year-old children, to legally change their gender within six months of applying to the government.
Under the Gender Recognition Act, applicants must prove that they have been living in their “acquired gender” for at least three months, then following a three-month “reflection period” the change would be approved by the government, reports The Telegraph.
“We are proposing these reforms because the current system is viewed by many wishing to apply as traumatic and demeaning,” said Ms Sommerville.
“Women’s rights and protections will be as strong under this Bill as they are today, as we remain committed to protect, respect, and advance the rights of women and girls,” she added.
This article was posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 6:48 am