Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon reveals new LGBT policies

Nicola Sturgeon has revealed she plans to attack LGBTI discrimination in Scotland with a five pledge plan to tackle the scourge, should her party, as expected, be voted back in to government on 5 May.

The very fact that we are still having debates like this at election time just underlines that there is still much that we need to do. Gender recognition laws will be reformed to bring Scotland’s policy in line with international best practice and all police officers will receive appropriate training on the investigation of hate crime.

Speaking ahead of a hustings co-hosted by LGBT rights groups last night, Sturgeon said:  “In particular I want to see a renewed focus on areas such as education – both for young people themselves, and those responsible for their emotional and educational wellbeing.

“Tolerance, respect, inclusion – these are attitudes and principles we want to encourage and foster in modern, fairer Scotland. Read more via Third Force News