Angela Constance MSP

Angela Constance MSP

Written 9 posts

Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities

Gender recognition consultation is a vital conversation

14th November 2017

One of the benefits of devolution has been an ability to defend and promote LGBTI rights.  Scotland was the first country in the UK to consult on same sex marriage, and we’ve reformed adoption law to permit same sex couples to adopt jointly. We also want to do more to ensure that we are creating…

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Scottish Housing Day celebrates everything the housing sector is doing to improve people’s lives

21st September 2017

Having a place to call home is crucial to a happy and healthy life and everyone in Scotland should have a safe and warm place to call home. All of us will have a housing story, and I know some of you have shared your own. Housing also has a wider value beyond a place…

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Elevating women in leadership is not only the right thing to do- it’s the smart thing to do

2nd June 2017

Originally published in the Scotland on Sunday- 28th May 2017 Why is it important that there are women and more women in positions of leadership across the public and private sectors in Scotland? Hillary Clinton famously summed up the first reason when she said: “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights,”…

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International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

17th May 2017

Angela Constance blogs on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

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Investing in equality

21st March 2017

It should come as no surprise that, as Equalities Secretary, creating a fairer and more equal Scotland is something I’m passionate about. But it’s something that is becoming more important in this changing political landscape. Brexit has, unfortunately, been a factor in the raising of racial tensions and abuse in the UK, according to Home…

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Being bold on International Women’s Day

8th March 2017

Be bold for change. It’s a simple message for this year’s International Women’s Day and one we can all get behind. This international day is a chance to celebrate women’s achievements, contributions and gains. And it is also an opportunity to look at what more can, and should, be done to ensure equality in Scotland,…

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UN World Day of Social Justice

20th February 2017

Angela Constance blogs on UN World Day of Social Justice, talking about the action being taken in Scotland.

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Remaining resolute in our message to refugees

15th February 2017

Scotland welcomes refugees. It’s a message that is part of our history. We opened our doors to refugees from Europe in the first and second world wars.  Later we welcomed refugees from Vietnam, Bosnia, K osovo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. And in the past year and a half that message has particularly come…

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Being innovators in LGBT History Month

1st February 2017

We have strongly supported LGBT History Month for well over a decade now, and so it’s important we look back on the steps and achievements reached to get to where we are now.

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