The following was published by our Twitter account @ForwomenScot on 22nd January.
It appears that Patrick Harvie MSP, in his enthusiasm to bring a Motion which, increasingly, appears to be motivated by personal animosity, may have overlooked the rules governing Member’s Business Motions.
Press Statement – Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004, Analysis of responses to the public consultation exercise
Note: The Scottish Government’s report of 23 Nov 2018 on the GRA consultation: https://www.gov.scot/publications/review-gender-recognition-act-2004-analysis-responses-public-consultation-exercise-report/
The release of the results of the Scottish Gender Recognition Act consultation has been widely reported as proof that a majority of Scots support moves to allow self-identification of sex. This, of course, runs counter to all opinion polls to date which show overwhelming opposition to this idea. We have good reason to believe this is a gross misrepresentation of the view of the Scottish people.
Press Statement – Proposals to Allow Self-identification of Gender, House of Commons, 21 November 2018
Forwomen.scot was disappointed to hear of the extremely low turnout at the debate on ‘Proposals to Allow Self-identification of Gender’ in the House of Commons today. This debate is the most important on women’s rights in a generation and the outcome has the potential to negatively affect the lives of women and girls. We are grateful to David Davies for his unwavering support and saddened that so many of our erstwhile allies in the centre and the left of politics are so dismissive of women’s concerns.