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Scotland’s equalities secretary has reaffirmed the SNP government’s commitment to transgender rights, while insisting that those raising genuine concerns about a conflict with women’s rights “shouldn’t suffer knee-jerk accusations of transphobia”.
The row over transgender rights has been sparked by proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act which would allow people to “self-declare” their preferred gender, rather than having to gain a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria. There have been concerns raised that this could erase women’s sex-protected rights, including the right to women-only spaces.
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