Nicola Sturgeon OUTRAGE: Tories block Scottish gender reform bill in constitutional first
By Ben Chapman
Published: 16/01/2023- 18:05
Updated: 14/02/2023- 10:22
The UK Government will move to block a gender recognition law passed by the Scottish Parliament due to concerns over the impact on UK-wide equalities legislation, Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said.
UK ministers harbour fears over how the bill will affect UK-wide equality laws.
Nicola Sturgeon has previously stated a veto on the bill from the UK Government would be an "outrage".
The bill would have made it easier for people to change their legal gender.
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