Regan Urges Scottish Government to ditch Gender Reform Bill
ALBA Party Holyrood leader Ash Regan MSP has today responded to the Scottish Government’s defeat in the Section 35 legal battle with the UK Government.
The Alba Party MSP says that the Scottish Government must now scrap any plans of a further costly appeal. Previously Ms Regan had warned the Scottish Government that they would lose the legal case.
Commenting Alba Party Holyrood leader Ash Regan MSP said:
“It was disappointing that we ended up in this situation in the first place but not unpredictable and I had previously warned the Scottish Government that they were attempting to face down Westminster on an issue that they would lose. Many high profile incidents have now shown us that the Gender Recognition Reforms proposed are not fit for purpose.
“Hundreds of thousands of pounds have already been wasted and it would be unimaginable for the Scottish Government to appeal this decision and then ultimately proceed to a situation of potentially asking the UK Supreme Court to overturn a decision of Scotland’s Highest Court.
“I resigned from the Government as I simply could not support legislation that is so ill thought out, opposed by women’s groups across Scotland and a fundamental risk to the safety of women and girls.
“The Scottish Government lost the battle in court and they will further lose the support of the people of Scotland if they keep pursuing this policy. I urge Humza Yousaf to now completely scrap his Government’s Gender Reforms.”