Within weeks, the Scottish Government is expected to enact legislation to make the legal gender identification process “faster and easier” under the Gender Identification Act of 2004.
A survey of 2,000 adults conducted by Savanta ComRes for BBC Scotland indicates general support for the initiative, with 57% and 20% opposing.
Trans people currently have to live two years in their gender before they can apply for a change. The reforms are expected to change in six months.
Nevertheless, opinion is still divided on the speed of the process as well as the proposal to eliminate the need for a medical diagnosis.
Less than a third of respondents and more than half opposed the plan to reduce the legal age for gender identification from 18 to 16.
Vic Valentine of the Scottish Trans Alliance told the BBC: “I am really happy to hear that there is an overall majority of people on our birth certificates who want to make it easier for trans people to transgender. Will support
“When we have the opportunity to talk to people about what reforms are and why change is needed, we often find that people are very supportive of the fact that things should be made easier for us. . “
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The poll highlighted the racial divide between young people and women in favor of gender reform for older people and men.
Sir John Curtis, a professor at Strathclyde University, said: “If ideas under the age of 35 indicate where we are heading, it could be in ten or twenty years, which is the subject of intense debate at the moment. It will be less. “
The survey found that many people said they were not following the recent debate on GRA reform, 67% said they were not following closely and 31% said they were.
It also suggested further cooperation for trans people to access single-sex rooms, with 61% agreeing and 10% agreeing.
However, such sites will still be protected separately by the Equality Act 2010.