Scottish minister resigns over woke government's plan to make it easier for men to legally declare they are women
· Nov 1, 2022 ·

A Scottish National Party minister, Ash Regan, has called it quits after the government went full woke.

The Scottish government just passed a gender-recognition reform bill which will make it easier for a person to change their legal gender. This will allow a person to change their gender without a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria.

The plan will also speed up the time it takes to obtain a gender recognition certificate (hurry before they change their gender identity again!) and lowers the age for such a process to 16.

Regan, the Minister for Community Safety, said her conscience would not allow her to support the plans and decided to resign instead.

In her resignation letter, she said: "I have considered the issue of Gender Recognition Reform very carefully over some time. I have concluded that my conscience will not allow me to vote with the government at the Stage 1 of the Bill this afternoon.

"Consequently, I am writing to resign my position in the Scottish government as minister for community safety. I have greatly valued the opportunity over the last few years to work in government with colleagues to build a better Scotland."

She later tweeted that she believed the legislation "may have negative implications for the safety and dignity of women and girls".

This is the first time an SNP minister has quit over government policies since 2007, according to the BBC.

The bill easily passed the stage 1 vote in Holyrood with 88 to 33 votes.

The Scottish government believes this change would make the process simpler and less traumatic for those who want to change their legal gender, while others argue it will undermine women's rights and safety.

From the BBC:

Presently, people must apply to a UK gender recognition panel, provide two medical reports as well as proof of having lived in their acquired gender for at least two years. They must also swear an oath that they intend to live in that gender for the rest of their lives.

The new bill would retain the requirement to swear an oath - with potential prosecution for false statements. They would need to live in their acquired gender for three months, followed by a three-month "reflection period" before a certificate was issued, and applications would be handled by the Registrar General for Scotland.

Those who speak out against this nonsense are most concerned about the impact this will have on women-only spaces like bathrooms and changing rooms.

Sadly, Regan's resignation means one less sane person in government.

RIP Scotland.

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