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Local Gender ID Laws:

In the UK there is no "gender identity" law. There is a proposal to reform the "Gender Recognition Act 2004" but this has stalled because of the unanticipated volume of response to the public consultation held in 2018. The current age to access medical treatment without the consent of a parent or public authority is 16 in Scotland, 17 in England and 18 in Wales.

Latest news:

Verdict in Harry Miller case - February 2020 - police found to have acted unlawfully over "transphobic" tweets. Article here.

Kate Scottow found guilty of sending "transphobic" tweets. Article here.

Maya Forstater loses employment tribunal. Tribunal finds that belief in biological sex is not "worthy of respect in a democratic society". Article here.

Click here to read a recent blog from think tank Murray Blackburn Mackenzie: "Gender recognition reform in Belgium: Lessons for Scotland"

Click here to read an excellent article containing up-to-date info on sex-based rights.

Click here to read a summary of the current situation in the UK from Feminist Current.