Scotland passes bill to make it easier to change gender

by Reuters
Thursday, 22 December 2022 15:34 GMT

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon takes part in the weekly First Minister's Questions at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain March 10, 2022. Andy Buchanan/Pool via REUTERS

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Scotland's parliament approved controversial reforms that make it easier for transgender people to change their legal gender

LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Scotland's parliament on Thursday approved controversial reforms that make it easier for transgender people to change their legal gender, including removing the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria and lowering the minimum age to 16 from 18.

The Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) bill passed by 86 votes to 39.