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Scottish independence. The dream shall never die!! But the toxic atmosphere created by Nicola Sturgeon’s government over transgender rights is an unnecessary distraction.

Nicola Sturgeon a winner at gay and lesbian awards | The Scotsman

Scottish independence. The dream shall never die!! But the toxic atmosphere created by Nicola Sturgeon’s government over transgender rights is an unnecessary distraction.

Nicola Sturgeon appeared as the honorary “Grand Marshall” at Scotland’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) pride event. In her address she said: “I’m proud that Scotland is considered to be one of the most progressive countries in Europe regarding LGBTI equality and Pride Glasgow is a fantastic event that brings communities together and celebrates all that LGBTI people bring to Scottish life. As a society we must champion equality and fairness at all times and defend the progress that has been made. I am pleased to be named as the first ever honorary Grand Marshall of Pride Glasgow and I look forward to joining young LGBTI people in the parade”.

The progress she was alluding to was the badly drafted “Hate Crime Bill” which restricts “freedom of speech” and denies individuals the right to privacy and undermines family life and is by public consensus a controversial and flawed piece of legislation whivh should be withdrawn and referred to an all-party expert group for consideration and amendment.

One of a number of fears expressed by many when the proposed legislation first appeared in the public domain was that debate would be shut down, and the law would be used as a cosh against people guilty of nothing more than expressing a opinion. And that concern has manifest many times in the past year, with vexatious complaints being lodged with the police by persons determined to destroy or at the very least undermine the credibilty of others.

Patrick Harvey himself added fuel to the fires of intolerance in Scotland with his suggestion that the attempts by several women MSP’s to protect the rights of women was somehow Transphobic behaviour, calling the amendments to protect the characteristic of biological sex a vicious transphobic attack.

The bill as it is writ provides more protection to men who dress as women than to women themselves. A bill that should remain to be consultative until such time as it has the unanimous support of the public.

Scots are fed up with LGBGTI activists complaining that their rights are being infringed. Scotland is a tolerant nation and one of the most supportive of LGBTI people in the world.

Political representation at Westminster greatly exceeds their numbers, (around 4.5% of the adult population) with 20% of the nation’s MP’s declaring their sexuality LGBTI. The graphic attached provides evidence supporting the foregoing.