The Scottish Government has been wrongly accused of putting sex-offender’s rights ahead of those of women.
I won’t trouble you with the distasteful, frankly inaccurate and irresponsible tabloid headlines fuelled, of course, by the Scottish Conservatives.
Almost entirely missing from the media reporting is the fact that all MSPs, cross-party, voted in favour of amendments, from Gillian Martin MSP, allowing Police Scotland to stop sex offenders gaining a Gender Recognition Certification on the basis of risk:
Amendments 40 to 42, in the name of Gillian Martin, would further strengthen that risk-based approach. Police Scotland, after considering the evidence of risk in relation to a specific case, can already apply to a court for a sexual offences prevention order or a sexual harm prevention order, and that would prevent a person from applying for a GRC.https://www.theyworkforyou.com/sp/?id=2022-12-20.7.0
You can read more on this at the above link.
BBC Scotland does give coverage but, sadly, only at the very end of a very long report:
The government instead backed another amendment by SNP MSP Gillian Martin that would mean anyone convicted of a sexual offence who wants to apply for a GRC will need to be fully risk assessed.
It follows concerns that predatory men could attempt to change their gender to gain access to female prisons.
If the risk is thought to be too high, their application could be refused.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-64058140