This is an insightful examination of Scotland’s “Gender Representation on Public Boards Bill“. The Scottish bill was legislated prior to the UK’s public consultation about reforming its Gender Recognition Act.
Also this consequence of the Scottish bill will occur:
“The Bill allows for the [Public Board] position to be given to someone who is not a woman, where it can be justified on the basis of a ‘characteristic’ or ‘situation’ particular to another candidate. For example, this might mean that where a man and a woman are equally qualified, the man may be given the position if he has another under-represented protected characteristic. There had been some uncertainty expressed during stage 1 about the meaning of ‘characteristic’. This amendment clarifies that the reference to a ‘characteristic’ includes a ‘protected characteristic’ as defined in the Equality Act 2010.”
The Scottish Govts newly passed gender bill, the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scot) Bill, has redefined the language used in the GRA. A person is no longer reassigned a gender. This legislation now defines it as ‘becoming female’.
The GRA doesn’t actually believe that a man can become female. It’s purpose was to give a transsexual person legal recognition
The Equality Act 2010 clearly uses the word ‘reassign’. To reallocate, to rename, to reappoint, to give, to transfer.
Nothing to do with ‘becoming’. To evolve into, to metamorphose, to turn into, to transform, change into
A male cannot ever become a female.
The language has changed from
…. undergoing a process for the purpose of ‘reassigning the persons sex by changing physiological or other attributes of sex’ ….. to
to quite simply
….. undergoing a process for the purpose of ‘becoming female’ ……..
To process of gender…
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