Hecklers interrupt passing of Scottish gender recognition bill

The Scottish parliament passed the gender recognition reform bill on Thursday, which allows people to legally change their gender through self-identification.
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Holyrood hailed it a 'historic day for equality', but hecklers in the gallery could be heard shouting 'shame on you' as the session came to a close.

The bill was proposed six years ago by the Scottish first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, after the Scottish parliament carried out extensive public consultations. The final vote followed an unprecedented two days of debate as MSPs worked past midnight on more than 150 amendments.

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