Douglas Ross, the leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, asked Nicola Sturgeon again if transgender rapist Isla Bryson was a man or a woman. She again refused to say.
The leader of the Scottish Conservative Party kept pushing Sturgeon on her belief in “self-identification.” This is the process by which a trans person can identify as a gender other than their biological sex without needing a medical diagnosis.
Isla Bryson also known as Adam Graham, who raped two women before claiming to be a woman, was first imprisoned in isolation at Cornton Vale women’s jail near Stirling after his conviction.
Following a public uproar, the criminal was relocated to the male estate.
During this afternoon’s FMQs, Ross said: “At the last count, the First Minister had refused 12 times to say is Isla Bryson is a man or a woman.
“And it’s important because that affects how public bodies treat these criminals when they are released from jail.
“The First Minister says she doesn’t have enough information to decide whether this double rapist is a man.
“He is a rapist, he has a penis. What further information can the First Minister possibly need?”
Following widespread outrage, Scottish Justice Secretary Keith Brown launched an investigation into the case’s treatment.
The leader of the Scottish Conservatives also pushed Sturgeon to promise to release the whole study rather than just its “findings.”
“The individual we’re talking about here identifies as a woman.
“However it is really important, I think very calmly to set out that any rights associated with that are not the result of any legislation passed by this Parliament and indeed wouldn’t be the result of this legislation.”