Controversial gender reforms that may allow transgender people to self-identify have been handed amid heated scenes at Holyrood.
As MSPs voted by 86 votes to 39 in favour of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill, shouts of “disgrace on you” could possibly be heard from the general public gallery.
However there was additionally applause from supporters of the reforms – which is able to take away the necessity for a medical prognosis of gender dysphoria earlier than acquiring of a gender recognition certificates (GRC).
The adjustments can even drop the minimal age for making use of for such a certificates from 18 to 16, and convey down the time an individual is required to stay of their acquired gender.
Opponents of the Invoice have stated it may endanger girls and women and put single-sex areas in danger, one thing the Scottish Authorities has repeatedly denied.
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