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Equality organisations welcome Scottish Government draft bill to reform the Gender Recognition Act

Gscene Editorial Team December 17, 2019

Equality organisations welcome Scottish Government draft bill to reform the Gender Recognition Act

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Bill pardoning gay men of historic ‘homosexual offences’ becomes law today in Scotland

Besi Besemar November 7, 2017

The Scottish Government’s Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill becomes law today. The bill provides a pardon for people who were convicted of the historical discriminatory ‘homosexual offences’ between men, which are no longer crimes. It also provides a way for people with these convictions to have them removed from their criminal records (called a ‘disregard’) so that they do not appear on criminal record checks for jobs and volunteer posts.

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In The South

Scottish setback on future of civil partnerships

Gary Hart September 24, 2015

The Equality Network, Scotland’s national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality charity, has expressed surprise and disappointment at the position taken by the Scottish Government on the future of civil partnership.

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