Following the announcement of a draft power-sharing deal between the Scottish Green Party and the Scottish Government, Lorna Slater was interviewed by Justin Webb for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on 21 August 2021. The first half of the four-minute interview introduced the topic, and covered three very broad questions: how close are the Greens… Continue reading Transmisogynistic framing in BBC interview with Lorna Slater
Tag: Gender Recognition Act 2004
Scottish Green Party reaffirms trans positivity
I’ve been a member of the Scottish Green Party since early 2014; for various reasons I hadn’t felt it important enough to nail my political colours to the mast before then. One thing I love about the party is its commitment to fairness, equality and inclusivity. As a trans woman, I was so pleased to… Continue reading Scottish Green Party reaffirms trans positivity
Emergency post: extended GRA consultation deadline
This weekend the Scottish Green Party holds its annual autumn conference, and I was looking forward to going along as a (mostly inactive) member to participate in its democratic decision-making process. But, for me, that has been overshadowed by the UK’s consultation on reform to the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA), the deadline for which… Continue reading Emergency post: extended GRA consultation deadline
From a place of fear: responding to Leya
Subversion of the Aristotelian chain of being (source: Metropolitan Museum of Art; public domain) In Bella Caledonia’s promised six-part series on ‘the debate around trans issues, identity, feminism and solidarity aimed at building understanding and in a spirit of open dialogue’, three articles have appeared so far. The first, by Jennie Kermode, debunks some of the prevailing myths… Continue reading From a place of fear: responding to Leya
GRA reform in Scotland – the rest in one go
This post addresses Parts 4, 5 and 7 of the Scottish government’s consultation document on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. I’m throwing everything into this final post, because there are only two weeks left until the consultation closes and I want to get the important points across.
GRA reform in Scotland – 3: the need for change
This post addresses Part 3 of the Scottish government’s consultation document on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. Recognising that the GRA has become dated and is no longer in accordance with international thinking on transgender rights, the government has proposed a review of the legislation.
GRA reform in Scotland – 2: the 2004 Act
This post addresses Part 2 of the Scottish government’s consultation document on reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. This part of the consultation document sets out what the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) is and how it applies in Scotland.
GRA reform in Scotland – overview
The UK’s Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) was introduced in response to a 2002 European Court of Human Rights ruling against the UK (Christine Goodwin v. the United Kingdom). It legislated against some practices that were seen as potentially discriminatory against trans people. On 9 November 2017, the Scottish government launched a consultation (open until 1… Continue reading GRA reform in Scotland – overview