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PE01773: Reform rape law


Petitioner: Sarah Takahashi


Date Lodged: 09 January 2020

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to update the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 to include the offence of a man being raped by a woman.  

Petition History:


30 January 2020: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. It also agreed to write to Abused Men in Scotland, the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service, the Law Society of Scotland, Police Scotland and Rape Crisis Scotland. Link to Official Report of meeting 30 January 2020 

Written submissions

PE1773/A: Scottish Government submission of 24 February 2020 (104KB pdf)
PE1773/B: Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service submission of 25 February 2020 (152KB pdf)
PE1773/C: Law Society of Scotland submission of 27 February 2020 (113KB pdf)
PE1773/D: Police Scotland submission of 28 February 2020 (120KB pdf)

Do you agree that the law should protect everyone from rape?

The law must be unbiased. If men can be criminalized for committing rape. Then so must women.

George Grant Anderson

12:58 on 06 Dec 2019

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