Write to your MP to protect Scottish women and UK Law
Time is tight! Get writing!
The UK Government has to decide what to do about Scotland’s Gender Recognition Bill by 19th January given that it was passed on December 22 ( there is a four-week deadline for any challenge).
Please use this link to write to your MP to press the Secretary of State for Scotland to use section 35 of the Scotland Act to block the Bill as it has an enormously detrimental effect on the Equality Act 2010. Why should the SNP have the right to, effectively, change UK-wide legislation? Sex Matters have covered the issues in depth here.
A reader has provided a handy template letter to get you started. But as always, using your own words when you can will carry more weight. My thanks to Dusty Masterson for the following.
"I write to urge you to use any influence you have to ensure that the Secretary of State for Scotland uses s35 of the Scotland Act to challenge this Bill. This bill, if enacted, will affect the rest of the UK, as well as having enormous deleterious effects on the safety and wellbeing of women and children in Scotland; all the more so in light of the judgment of Lady Haldane in the recent For Women Scotland case. It would almost certainly lead to a ramping up of pressure for self-ID to be enacted across the rest of the UK, led and pushed by a large assortment of well-funded groups. This Bill will collapse equality of opportunity for women. I understand from The Spectator that the govt. has sought legal advice, and I do hope that it is positive. I appreciate taking action has other significant ramifications; however the majority of the people in Scotland oppose the bill, according to polling. It was pushed through with scant regard paid to the voices of women's groups and de-transitioners. Please pay particular attention to those groups in the coming days.”