UK government blocks bill to change trans people's gender record in Scotland
Sharp criticism comes from Edinburgh.
London – Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his cabinet are causing unrest in Great Britain by blocking a Scottish bill: the head of government and his party want to prevent a law to make it easier to change the gender of trans people in Scotland, as reported by kreiszeitung.de.
Scotland's Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon sees this as an attack by the central government on the Scottish Parliament.
London uses trans people as a "political weapon", according to the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP).
UK: News of law blockade by Sunak administration
News of London's blocking of a planned Scottish law is currently causing trouble in Great Britain: The Sunak administration had decided to block a law passed by the Scottish Parliament, on the basis of which the change of the gender entry of trans people should be simplified .
The Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack, said
he would stop gender recognition legislation through the Scotland Act 1998 , according to the
Nicola Sturgeon, Prime Minister of Scotland, speaks.
The head of government senses paternalism from London.
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In the course of making it easier to change the gender entry, the law also provides for the minimum age for an application to be lowered from 18 to 16 years.
In the future, a medical report will no longer be required to change the gender entry.
In addition, according to the plan, the respective person no longer has to have lived in the new gender role for two years for a successful application, but only three months.
London argues the law may breach UK equality rules.
Critics of the project fear that the regulation could be exploited by men to gain access to protected areas such as changing rooms.
On the other hand, critics of the Tories argue that trans people are being used as a political toy by the Conservatives.
In the past, Rishi Sunak himself had drawn criticism for statements on the subject of transsexuality.
Scotland and Government in England: "Frontal attack on Scottish Parliament" in Great Britain
The dispute over the law between Scotland and the government in England causes ice age on the island.
It is very unusual for London to thwart a law passed by the Scottish Parliament in this way.
The government in Edinburgh sees a political affront to the Sunak administration.
Prime Minister Sturgeon wrote to the Tories on Twitter: "This is a frontal attack on our democratically elected Scottish Parliament and its ability to make its own decisions on devolved affairs.
@scotgov will defend legislation and campaign for the Scottish Parliament.
If this Westminster veto succeeds, it will be the first of many.”
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, the head of government declared that there was “no basis to challenge this law”.
Central London government uses trans people as a "political weapon" according to Sturgeon.
Most recently, the Tories, for their part – after several years of delay – let it be known that they would push ahead with a law banning so-called “conversion therapies”.
Previously, there had been reports that Boris Johnson wanted to let legislation in this regard fall into oblivion.
In the conflict between Edinburgh and London over another law, the tone is now sharpening - Scotland's parliament feels left out.
There is every reason for this assessment: London is blocked.
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