Britons were perplexed as to how removing the word “mother” from a policy document made Scotland the darling of a leading LGBT+ organization whose own website includes the term.
The impact of Stonewall, the strong British LGBT+ organisation, was the subject of a BBC investigation by BBC reporter Stephen Nolan, who published his findings last week in a series of podcasts. After being highlighted by certain media sites, one particular aspect has piqued the public’s interest. To keep the group’s good graces, a government must remove motherhood – or at the very least avoid using the word “mother” in papers as important as a state maternity-leave policy.
That’s how, according to Nolan, the Scottish government was able to “win points” with Stonewright.