The UK Gov is to block legislation passed by Scottish Parliament due to concerns over the impact on UK-wide equalities legislation
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Ministers are set to invoke a section 35 order for the first time to stop the the Gender Recognition Reform Bill becoming law, setting up a constitutional battle between the two parliaments.
Scottish secretary Alister Jack said he was “concerned the legislation would have an adverse impact on the operation of Great Britain-wide equalities legislation”.
Nicola Sturgeon branded the move a ”outrage” and “full frontal attack on [Scottish] democracy,” adding the Scottish Gov would “defend the legislation and stand up for Scotland’s Parliament”.
The bill would have made it easier for people to change their legal gender.