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Girls’ schools in England ‘would have to admit male pupils under Scotland trans laws’

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Single-sex girls’ schools in England will have to admit biologically-male pupils under Scotland’s proposed new gender recognition laws, says a new report.

Girls’ schools would be guilty of discrimination under sex equality laws if they refused entry to biologically male teenagers who had been granted female gender recognition certificates from Scotland, according to the study by the think tank Policy Exchange published on Thursday.

Other single-sex spaces such as hospital wards, changing rooms and toilets and associations would also face the same requirement to admit biological males or females granted certificates in Scotland or risk breaching the Equality Act.

Scotland’s proposed new law allows people to change their legal gender without a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria in as little as three months. It covers schoolchildren by lowering the minimum age at which people can apply to change gender from 18 to 16.

Dr Michael Foran, the author of the report, said recent court rulings combined with the new legislation meant the Vill would fundamentally change the nature of the Equality Act, not only in Scotland but across the United Kingdom.

He said this was another reason why the UK Government could – and should – block royal assent for the Scottish bill to prevent it from becoming law. This can be done by invoking a section 35 order under the Scotland Act 1998.

The report is backed by Lord Keen, a former advocate general for Scotland and justice minister, who criticised the Scottish parliament for the impact the legislation would have on UK equality laws.

“It would not only be impractical but constitutionally improper for the UK Government to permit a devolved legislature to enact a provision that had a material impact upon the operation of

Single-sex girls’ schools in England will have to admit biologically-male pupils under Scotland’s proposed new gender recognition laws, says a new report. Girls’ schools would be guilty of discrimination under sex equality laws if they refused entry to biologically male teenagers who had been granted female gender recognition certificates from Scotland, according to the study by the think tank Policy Exchange published on Thursday. Scotland’s proposed new law allows people to change their legal gender without a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria in as little as three months.

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