A protester lifted her skirt and flashed a fake vagina while MSPs voted on the Gender Recognition Reform bill.
Video shows the moment a woman, angry with the proposed reform which makes it easier for a trans person to legally change gender, lifts up her skirt to shocked onlookers at Scottish Parliament.
Critics of the controversial bill claim it will lead to safety issues for women and children.
The protester can be heard shouting: ‘Parliament will not respect the rights of women and if you are not decent to women to women who are being raped right now in jails you are in charge of, then I will not be decent to you.’
At first it seems like she is revealing all, but it becomes clear her ‘vagina’ is fake.
The woman is surrounded by fellow protesters, who were holding signs which were snatched away by security.
The reform, which was first introduced six years ago, makes the way a trans person changes the sex marker on their birth certificate simpler and quicker, by no longer needing a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria.
The time required for an applicant to prove they have lived in their ‘acquired’ gender has also been cut from two year to three months for those aged 18 or older.
People aged 16 and 17 can also apply for a gender recognition certificate.
MSPs had an intense debate on the Bill this week, spending more than 24 hours on the consideration of amendments.
Anti-trans groups and conservative MPs have said they are concerned the reform could lead to the removal of single-sex spaces.
However these will remain protected by the Equality Act 2010, the new reforms won’t change trans people’s right to access them.
In a statement, LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall said: ‘This is a victory for trans and all human rights in Scotland.’
Mermaids, a trans youth charity, added that the law passed thanks to ‘six years of tireless, impassioned work by Scottish campaigners’.
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