Rejected petition Follow Scotland and Spain, allow self-ID for trans people by statutory declaration.
On the 22nd of December 2022, the Scottish Parliament passed its Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill, allowing for self-ID for transgender citizens. 30 other states, countries and regions across 4 continents have adopted similar laws, including Spain on the same date. I would call on the Senedd to put forward similar legislation to follow the Welsh Government's aim of becoming "the most LGBTQ+ friendly nation in Europe".
At the time of putting forward this petition, the UK Government has not explicitly stated that a Section 35 order will be called upon, and as such while the Scottish Bill is yet to recieve royal assent, it has still successfully passed through the Scottish Parliament -
Council of Europe Resolution 2048 (2015), which calls for governments to "develop quick, transparent and accessible procedures, based on self-determination, for changing the name and registered sex of transgender people" - https://pace.coe.int/pdf/d553e6df013e8a0c8d587204abdc69e4c66e8875191093ea7788766390d33743/resolution%202048.pdf
WG aim of becoming "the most LGBTQ+ friendly nation in Europe" - https://www.gov.wales/help-us-achieve-our-ambition-become-most-lgbtq-friendly-nation-europe
Equality Act 2010, which already has exemptions for single-sex spaces - https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents
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