Top KC: ‘Scottish Govt floundering in biological denialism’

Nov 16, 2022 by

from The Christian Institute:

The Scottish Government has been in court again over its redefinition of the meaning of “woman”.

In February, For Women Scotland (FWS) won its case against the Scottish Government after it included men who identify as women in its revision of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018.

But in fresh proceedings, which finished last week, the campaign group’s advocate Aidan O’Neill KC argued that ministers had revised statutory guidance on the Act in a way that still attempts to change the definition of “woman”.

The guidance now claims that where Gender Recognition Certificates (GRCs) have been issued to people who identify as the opposite sex, their sex becomes the one stated on their GRC.

But FWS accused the Scottish Government of “trying to redefine ‘woman’ yet again, this time by incorporating the subgroup of male transsexuals living as women and who have obtained a GRC”.

In the Court of Session, O’Neill described the Government’s defence as one of “biological denialism”.

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