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Sex Exceptions and Gender Recognition

The Scottish Government says that opening up state mandated gender recognition on a self certification basis will not change women’s rights.

They are wrong.

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Current law is that where an individual has not aquired certified and state-mandated legal sex status then service providers may treat them as their born sex.

So women have female-only provision. Image
Once a gender recognition certificate has been acquired everything changes.

Instead of straight-forward sex exceptions, women’s rights fall back on those provided by Schedule 3 Paragraph 28 of the Equality Act 2010.
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