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|Date of birth||May 26,1966|
|Office||Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport|
|Party||Scottish National Party|
|University of Glasgow|
|Position||Member of the Scottish Parliament|
|Previous position||Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care (2014–2018)|
|Current position||Member of the Scottish Parliament since 2003|
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Shona Robison Life story
Shona McRory Robison is a Scottish politician serving as Deputy First Minister of Scotland and Cabinet Secretary for Finance since 2023.
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... Scotland s social justice minister Shona Robison said that transgender women can be excluded from " a female only space whether or not they have a gender recognition certificate"...
Minister condemns 'draconian' gender reform block
... Shona Robison said the move was a " dark day for democracy" in the UK...
Scotland gender reforms: UK ministers threaten to block law
... Scotland s Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison, responding to Mr Jack, said: " It would be very disappointing if the UK government didn t respect Scottish democracy and the decision of the Scottish Parliament...
Controversial Scottish gender reforms to become law
... Speaking ahead of the vote, Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison said: " Trans rights are not in competition with women s rights, and as so often before, we can improve things for everyone when those discriminated against act as allies, not opponents...
Vote on Scottish gender reforms to be delayed
... Efforts by some MSPs to keep the minimum age at 18 have already been voted down, with Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison saying that lowering it to 16 would bring the system into line with other rights given to people at that age, such as being able to leave home, marry and vote in Scottish Parliament elections...
The two sides of Scotland's gender law debate
... On Monday, Scotland s social justice secretary Shona Robison and the UK s women and equalities minister Kemi Badenoch held a virtual meeting to discuss the British government s concerns...
Controversial Scottish gender reforms to become law
Scotland has become The First part of the UK to approve a self-identification system for people who want to change their legal gender.
The Scottish Parliament backed the controversial proposals by 86 to 39 in The Final vote.
The reforms were opposed by several SNP MSPs, with one government minister resigning in protest earlier this year.
There were shouts of " shame on you" from protestors in The Public galley as the result was announced.
People in Scotland have already been able to change their legal gender from male to female or female to male since 2005.
The Scottish Government believes the existing process can be intrusive and distressing and put people off applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC).
The new rules, which are expected to come into force sometime next year, will lower the minimum age that people can apply for a GRC from 18 to 16.
They will also remove the requirement for a Medical Diagnosis of gender dysphoria.
And applicants will Now Only need to have lived in their acquired gender for three months - or six months if they are aged 16 and 17 - rather than two years.
There will be also be a three-month " reflection period" during which they can change their minds and it will be a criminal offence to make a false declaration or false application for a GRC, with anyone who does so potentially Facing Up to two years in prison.
But it will be possible to de-transition by going through The Process again.
Campaigners say a move to make trans peoples' lives easier is long overdue, with LGBT groups recently issuing a joint letter saying the reforms were a " historic opportunity to continue Scotland's journey towards full social and legal equality".
Speaking ahead of the vote, Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison said: " Trans rights are not in competition with women's rights, and as so often before, we can improve things for everyone when those discriminated against act as allies, not opponents. "
But critics including author JK Rowling have raised concerns about the potential impact on women-only services, spaces and legal protections.
And they have argued that there are insufficient safeguards to protect women and girls from predatory men who they say could seek to change their gender in order to gain access to facilities such as women's prisons.
Efforts by some MSPs to keep the minimum age at 18 were voted down, as was an attempt by Conservative MSP Russell Findlay to prevent convicted sex offenders being allowed to change their gender.
The reforms were backed by Most Snp , Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green MSPs but opposed by the Conservatives, who accused the government of attempting to avoid proper scrutiny of the legislation by rushing it through before Christmas.
It has been one of The Most controversial pieces of legislation in the history of the Scottish Parliament , with Community Safety Minister Ash Regan resigning in October after saying she could not support the proposals.
MSPs considered More Than 150 proposed amendments to the legislation in two marathon sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday - with the latter not finishing until 01:15 on Thursday.
The Conservatives were accused of attempting to delay the legislation by proposing numerous points of order and forcing almost all amendments to votes that were sometimes not required.
Scotland is now The First part of the UK to have approved a self-identification process for legally changing gender.
It is a simplification of the current system, removing the need for medical certification, as has already happened in countries like Ireland and Denmark.
The Epic debate and vote at Holyrood is not The End of The Story because the legislation could yet face a legal challenge from womens' groups.
The UK government, which has expressed concerns, is reserving its position on whether or not it will accept Scottish gender recognition certificates.
The Scottish Government has yet to decide when in 2023 it wants the new process to take effect and has agreed to monitor the impact of the arrangements.
Source of news: bbc.com