Young Humanists Scotland challenge decision by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to reject LGBT inclusive education materials

Humanist Society Scotland raise concerns with Western Isles Council and the Scottish Government about Comhairle nan Eilean Siar decision to reject the use of new Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood materials in schools under their control, and replace them with more restrictive materials, because of religious objections to the inclusive of LGBT identities and lifestyles.

Humanists join campaign to end abortion clinic harassment

Humanist Society Scotland have joined forces with the campaign group Back Off Scotland and the British Pregnancy Advice Service to campaign to end the harassment of women accessing abortion and pregnancy services by religious campaigners. The volunteer led campaign has…

Humanist campaigners win key amendments in Hate Crime Bill

Scottish Justice Minister Humza Yousaf announced that he will drop sections of the draft Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill that would have criminalised insulting religious beliefs under provisions aimed at stirring up hatred. The Bill will now protect…

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Hate Crime Bill changed after Humanist campaign

The Hate Crime Bill currently before the Scottish Parliament is to be amended after an intervention by Humanist Society Scotland and our supporters. The Scottish Justice Secretary, Humza Yousaf, confirmed to Parliament that he would make changes asked for by…

First Minister Announces Bill to Enshrine UNCRC into Scot’s Law

Humanist Society Scotland welcomes the announcement that the UNCRC will be incorporated into Scot’s Law within the term of this parliament, and hopes that the Incorporation Bill will trigger the end of compulsory Religious Observance sessions in Scotland’s public schools – a system that the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child highlighted as not in keeping with Convention Rights in 2016.

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