In mid-August, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, said couples should be given paid leave from work if they lose an unborn child.
Sturgeon, who suffered a miscarriage in 2011, agreed with legislation going through the New Zealand Parliament to give women and their partners up to three days leave to grieve an unborn child. The Scottish Parliament does not have the power to introduce compassionate leave for miscarriage as employment law is reserved to Westminster.
Only girls allowed?
The Christian Institute
A Girlguiding leader who was expelled for saying she believed boys could not become girls is starting legal proceedings against the organisation, it was reported in August.
Katie Alcock, a feminist and lecturer in developmental psychology, was removed from the volunteer group along with fellow leader Helen Watts in 2018. Alcock said: ‘You can’t say the Guides is a single-sex movement and yet take in boys and men as members.’
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