Scotland Passes Gender Reform Bill Making it Easier to Change Gender

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The Scottish Parliament on Thursday passed controversial reforms that make it easier for transgender individuals to change their legal gender. The Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill lowers the age of applying for gender recognition certificate (GRC) from 18 to 16 and eliminates the need for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria. As Scotland has become the only nation in the United Kingdom (UK) to simplify the process of gender transition, the UK government expresses its concern and says it could block the bill.