Legislative Provisions

Gender Recognition Act Sport Exemptions https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2004/7/section/19


s19 Sport
(1) A body responsible for regulating the participation of persons as competitors in an event or events
involving a gender-affected sport may, if subsection (2) is satisfied, prohibit or restrict the participation as
competitors in the event or events of persons whose gender has become the acquired gender under this Act.
(2) This subsection is satisfied if the prohibition or restriction is necessary to secure—
(a) fair competition, or
(b )the safety of competitors,
at the event or events.
(3) “Sport” means a sport, game or other activity of a competitive nature.
(4) A sport is a gender-affected sport if the physical strength, stamina or physique of average persons of one
gender would put them at a disadvantage to average persons of the other gender as competitors in events
involving the sport.
(5) This section does not affect—
(a) section 44 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (c. 65) (exception from Parts 2 to 4 of that Act for acts
related to sport), or
(b) Article 45 of the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 ( S.I. 1976/1042 (N.I. 15)) (corresponding provision for Northern Ireland). ]

Equality Act 2010

Sport Exemptions balancing Sex and Gender Reassignment Protected Characteristics https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/195


195 Sport
(1) A person does not contravene this Act, so far as relating to sex, only by doing anything in relation to the
participation of another as a competitor in a gender-affected activity.
(2) A person does not contravene section 29, 33, 34 or 35, so far as relating to gender reassignment, only
by doing anything in relation to the participation of a transsexual person as a competitor in a gender-affected
activity if it is necessary to do so to secure in relation to the activity—
(a) fair competition, or
(b) the safety of competitors.
(3) A gender-affected activity is a sport, game or other activity of a competitive nature in circumstances in
which the physical strength, stamina or physique of average persons of one sex would put them at a
disadvantage compared to average persons of the other sex as competitors in events involving the activity.
(4) In considering whether a sport, game or other activity is gender-affected in relation to children, it is
appropriate to take account of the age and stage of development of children who are likely to be competitors.

GLASGOW LIFE CURRENT POLICY

Glasgow Life’s policy did not include any extracts of the legislation governing trans inclusion in sports.

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