Scottish National Party stripped promises to support trans people


The SNP has issued their manifesto in which they refused to show their support to the Gender Recognition Act reform, even though this question remained controversial within the party for a while. It revealed that the party appears to have quietly ditched a pledge from its 2017 Westminster manifesto to back reforms to the Gender Recognition Act, intended to streamline the process so that it will be easier for transgender people to be legally recognized by their true gender. The 2017 manifesto had made clear that the party supported it, but two years later this plea is nowhere to be seen. The party’s 2019 manifesto contains more pledges about fish than about LGBT+ people, with no commitments on LGBT+ policy issues aside from one pledge on asylum reforms. Many policy areas of concern to LGBT+ people, such as healthcare and policing, are devolved matters in Scotland.


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