Outrageous trans law passed in Scotland

Outrageous trans law passed in Scotland

A controversial gender bill which allows transgender people to self-identify has been passed by MSPs in Scotland.

The Gender Recognition Reforms (Scotland) Bill, which removes the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria to acquire a gender recognition certificate (GRC) was passed by 86 votes to 39.

It also reduces the minimum age for applicants to 16 and lowers the time required for an applicant to live in their preferred gender from two years to three months.

Those aged 16 and 17 will need to wait six months until they can apply for a GRC, but it means people can begin the process when they are just 15-years-old.

The SNP has confirmed that time spent living in an “acquired gender” as a 15-year-old would count towards a six-month minimum time period required by the legislation.

Anyone wanting to change their legal gender will still need to swear by oath that they will remain this way for life but there is an option for the certificate to be reversed.

The new law also states that there is a three-month reflection period before the certificate is issued.