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Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2019

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7.The Act provides that no person shall be liable to a penalty under subsection (1) of section 8 of the 1920 Act for refusing or neglecting to state any particulars in respect of sexual orientation and of particulars prescribed in an Order in Council with respect to transgender status and history.

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