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UK government blocks Scotland’s gender recognition bill

The UK government on Monday took the unprecedented step of preventing a law passed by the Scottish Parliament from coming into force. The controversial Gender Recognition Reform Bill, approved by Holyrood in December, makes it easier for people to legally change their gender and was a long-running demand of trans activists. But Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said the bill “would have a significant impact on, amongst other things, GB-wide equalities matters in Scotland, England and Wales”. 

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