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Policy responses

Date of responseName of itemAction
June 2024Fair School Votes briefingDownload
June 2024Response to the proposed Right to Palliative Care (Scotland) BillDownload
June 2024Wrecking amendments reintroduced ahead of final vote on buffer zonesRead article
May 2024Letter to Party Leaders – General Election July 2024Download
May 2024Wrecking amendments to buffer zones bill withdrawn but questions remain over “chaplaincy services”Read article
May 2024MSPs must stop wrecking amendments to buffer zones billRead article
April 2024Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1 briefingDownload
April 2024Response to the Scottish Government consultation: Ending Conversion Practices in ScotlandDownload
April 2024Health committee backs buffer zones but remains divided on “silent prayer”Read article
April 2024Hate crime and freedom of speech: Why are the Scottish government and police ignoring our advice on the Rabat Plan?Read article
February 2024We tell UN human rights committee that compulsory religious observance in Scottish schools must endRead article
December 2023Kate Forbes and the return of anti-abortion politicsRead article
December 2023Scottish Parliament Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s call for evidence on the Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) BillDownload
November 2023Humanist Society calls for ceasefire in GazaRead article
November 2023East Lothian Council Consultation: Voting Rights of Unelected Representatives on the Education and Children’s Services CommitteeDownload
August 2021Response to Equality, Human Rights and Civil Justice inquiry into Conversion TherapyDownload
March 2021Hate Crime And Public Order (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3 briefingDownload
October 2020Hate Crime And Public Order (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1 briefingDownload
August 2020Response to Justice Committee Call for Views on the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill supported by Humanists UKDownload
Response to Scottish Government Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004Download
Response to Scottish Government consultation on Funeral PovertyDownload
Response to Equalities Committee Call for Evidence on the Pardons BillDownload
Response to Consultation on Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) BillDownload
Response to Call for Views on proposed Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) BillDownload