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The Guardian view on the Gender Recognition Act: where rights collide | Editorial

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It should be possible to advance trans equality without harming the interests of women. But a toxic debate has made it harderSince 2004 trans people in the UK have been able to legally change their gender with a gender recognition certificate. The Gender Recognition Act became the first law in the world allowing someone to change gender without surgery. Since then countries including Ireland and Denmark have passed laws that allow people to “self-declare” their gender, rather than seeking approval from a panel of experts. Last year the Scottish government held a consultation with a view to following suit. This Friday the
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