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19Jan/23

The British government will block a bill passed by the Scottish parliament that makes it easier for people to change their legal gender

  • UK uses power to block Scottish bill for the first time
  • Sturgeon: decision is an attack on devolved powers
  • Unclear how issue may impact support for independence

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – The British government will block a bill passed by the Scottish parliament that makes it easier for people to change their legal gender, its Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said on Monday, the first time it has invoked the power to veto a Scottish law.

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