Court of Session verdict an important day for trans rights
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.”