In a win for trans people, a Scottish judge has ruled transgender women with a Gender Recognition Certificate can be legally defined as women when seeking a place on public boards. Anti-trans group For Women Scotland took the Scottish government to court last year in relation to the definition of ‘women’ in the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018.
The legislation aims to ensure public boards have a 50 per cent women gender balance in non-executive member positions.
It comes as the Scottish parliament is set to vote on gender law reforms next week. The changes would shorten the time it takes for people wanting to obtain gender recognition certificates, which would allow them to change the gender on their birth certificate. It would also mean medical diagnoses are not needed, and the legal age to change gender would drop from 18 to 16.
Article URL : https://www.thepinknews.com/2022/12/14/trans-women-definition-for-women-scotland/