Court of Session verdict an important day for trans rights

Trans rights are human rights, and Scottish Greens will always stand with our trans siblings.

The Scottish Greens equalities spokesperson, Maggie Chapman MSP, has welcomed the Court of Session’s decision to uphold a ruling that recognises trans people within the definition of ‘woman’ if that is their acquired gender.

Ms Chapman said:

“This is a very welcome ruling and an important day for trans rights. 

“Trans women are women, and have been subjected to some of the most appalling bigotry and prejudice as part of a culture war that has been knowingly and purposefully stoked by some politicians and media.

“With anti-trans hate crimes soaring and the UK government actively rolling back rights and using an anti-democratic veto against the gender reform that our Parliament overwhelmingly voted for, a lot of trans people are feeling attacked like never before.

“The Scottish Greens stand fully and unreservedly with our trans siblings and always will.

“This ruling sets a vital precedent. It is an important day for trans rights and I hope it will prove to be a step forward for equality in Scotland.”