Women must not be silenced in the debate on gender identity

LAST week in Glasgow, a meeting was held amid much secrecy. Tickets could be bought in advance online, but information about the venue was kept under wraps until the day before, when an assembly point was shared.

By the time we took our seats in a hotel function room, the atmosphere was tense. I wondered if I should offer to swap places with my friend, who was on the aisle, in case there was violence.

Read the rest of this column at thenational.scot

Read the response from Patrick Harvie MSP here, and the Scottish Government’s consultation on review of the Gender Recognition Act here.

Published in The National on January 19 2018.

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