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Scottish Government Consultation on Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004

Published: 28th February 2018

The Government in Scotland is consulting over a review of the process by which people in Scotland may apply for recognition of their acquired gender identity.

Self-declaration, we believe, would be harmful for individuals, their families and society as a whole. It makes gender identity simply a matter of a person's subjective feelings about themselves and changing legal gender simply a matter of personal choice. It encourages the view that gender identity defines reality and that biological sex is but a social construct, something 'assigned' at birth. This new ideological dogma has no evidence-base in science but self-declaration would appear to reinforce it as if proven fact.

Read the full submission here

For further information:

Dr Peter Saunders (CMF Chief Executive) 020 7234 9660
Philippa Taylor (CMF Head of Public Policy) 020 7234 9664
Steven Fouch (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9668

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Alistair Thompson on 07970 162 225

About CMF:

Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 4,000 British doctor members in all branches of medicine. A registered charity, it is linked to about 65 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.

CMF exists to unite Christian doctors to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.

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