Refusal to recognise Gender Recognition Certificates would be disgraceful attack
If the UK government refuses to recognise Gender Recognition Certificates issued in Scotland it would be a shocking and disgraceful attack on democracy and LGBTQIA+ rights, according to the Scottish Greens.
Commenting on reports from the BBC that the UK government is considering such a move, the Scottish Greens equalities and human rights spokesperson Maggie Chapman MSP said:
“Trans people deserve to be recognised as who they are, and have their rights as people respected. Attempts to undermine this would be a new low, even from this bigoted, loathsome and reactionary Tory government.
“They have tried to stop Gender Recognition Reform in the Scottish Parliament, now they are threatening to do it from Westminster.
“It would not just be a cruel attack on the LGBTQIA+ community, it would be a disgraceful attack on devolution and on democracy. The UK government recognises GRCs from other countries - they should honour those issued in Scotland.
“We will always stand with our trans siblings, particularly when they are under fire from a cynical and reactionary campaign of disinformation and prejudice like the one that the Tories have been at the forefront of for so long.
“With Greens in Government we will pass the Gender Recognition Reform Bill, end conversion practices, and transform gender identity services.”