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Scotland backtracks on plan to include non-binary option on next census

The body responsible for formulating the census questions in Scotland has quietly announced that it has u-turned on plans to include a non-binary option on the next census. National Records of Scotland (NRS) had proposed to add a third option that would have included non-binary transgender people’s identities in the census for the first time. But on 7 August, NRS posted a statement online that said after “careful consideration” it would “continue with a binary sex question in Scotland’s 2021 Census.” This means the 2021 census will still only provide...
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Scotland: street festival to be held in Edinburgh for transgender rights

A day of celebration focusing on transgender equality is being held in Edinburgh on Sunday (August 11). Led by campaigners who are seeking reform of the Gender Recognition Act in Scotland, the street festival will celebrate trans identities and call for better trans rights in Scotland. More than 20 performers, artists and authors will appear at the event – which is taking place during the Edinburgh Fringe – in Leith on Sunday. The event comes after the Scottish government delayed plans to reform the GRA and instead announced on June...
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Scotland’s next census will ask about sexuality and gender identity

For the first time ever, questions about sexuality and transgender status or history will be asked in Scotland’s 2021 census. The Scottish Parliament unanimously approved the changes to the Census Bill on Wednesday (June 12). The bill will make changes to the 1920 Census Act and allow these questions to be asked for the first time, on a voluntary basis with no penalty for not answering them. The exact wording of the questions is yet to be finalised. Scotland will become the first country in the UK to ask its...
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